Beautiful Summer Fruit Tart

This lovely tart is a favorite for summer birthday parties. The combination of summer fruits makes this tart both beautiful and delicious!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 11-inch tart



  • 3 tablespoons water

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup softened butter, cut into chunks

Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and patted dry

  • 5 large fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced

  • cup fresh blueberries

  • cup fresh raspberries


  1. Mix water and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.

  2. Stir 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Do not overmix, or pastry will be tough. Stir in enough vanilla water to pull dough together. Chill for 15 minutes.

  3. Roll dough out into a 12-inch circle. Gently transfer to an 11-inch tart pan. Pat dough into place, cutting off edges and aligning pastry along the edges of the pan. Freeze pastry shell until firm, at least 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Bake pastry shell in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Prick any large bubbles with the tip of a knife. Allow to cool completely.

  6. Meanwhile, make the filling. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.

  7. Spread filling into the cooled tart shell, smoothing out to reach the edges. Arrange mandarin oranges, strawberries, kiwi slices, and berries over the top, covering as much of the filling as possible. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

You will probably have some fruit left over.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
18g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 112mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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