Chocolate Fruit Tart

Chocolate shortbread tart with pastry cream and fresh fruit.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 tart


Shortbread Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

Pastry Cream:

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 eggs

  • cup white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (2-inch) strip of lemon zest

  • 7 pitted fresh cherries, or more to taste

  • 2 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted, and sliced

  • 2 large kiwis, peeled and sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter using a pastry cutter or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in egg and egg yolk until dough comes together.

  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Transfer to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until dry to the touch, about 25 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare the pastry cream. Bring milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan.

  6. Whisk eggs, sugar, and flour together in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk in hot milk, a little at a time, until custard is smooth. Pour custard back into the saucepan; add lemon zest. Cook, whisking constantly, until pastry cream thickens and comes to a boil, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, discard lemon zest, and let cool.

  7. Remove tart crust from the oven and let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  8. Unmold crust and fill with cooled pastry cream. Pile cherries in the center. Arrange peach slices in a ring around the cherries. Arrange kiwi slices in a ring around the peaches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

478 Calories
20g Fat
66g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 478
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 32mg 162%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 305mg 6%

* 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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