Plump & Perfect Berry Tart

When dear friends invite you for a spontaneous Spring barbecue on a lazy Saturday night, you don’t say yes.  You say heck yeah, gather the kids in their mismatched loungewear, and assemble a to-die-for dessert stat.

This is that dessert.  It takes about three fingers and fourteen minutes to prepare.  It’s fresh and light and lovely.

Resplendent with berries.  Drizzled with honey.  Complete with a layer of vanilla freckled Greek yogurt. Did I mention resplendent with berries?

Which, as it turns out, is almost as delightful as a table resplendent with beloved friends.

Berry, berry delightful, indeed.



Plump & Perfect Berry Tart


2 sheets puffed pastry, thawed
1 1/2 cups vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/2 vanilla bean
12 ounces blackberries
6 ounces raspberries
2 kiwi, diced
1/2 cup honey


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with a thin layer of nonstick cooking spray. Unroll the sheets of puffed pastry onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and flaky. Remove from oven and roll down the center of the pastry with a wooden rolling pin. Allow to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt and seeds from the vanilla bean. Spread the yogurt in the flattened, center portion of the puffed pastry. Top generously with berries and kiwi. Zap your honey in the microwave for 10-12 seconds. Drizzle over the berries. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 hours.

Slice into squares to serve. Makes approximately 15-18 servings. really big serving for people like me who can't stop indulging in the awesomeness that is this dessert. ;)

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19 Responses to “Plump & Perfect Berry Tart”

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    Keelie on March 28, 2011 at 5:03 am Reply

    So yummy! I love the greek yogurt instead of a custard! What a great idea! :)

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    mangiabella on March 28, 2011 at 9:22 am Reply

    i love it!!! def will make this bella :)

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    Aggie on March 28, 2011 at 9:30 am Reply

    Oh my goodness, loving this! So pretty with all the colors and love that you used Greek yogurt. Gorgeous!!!

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    Maria on March 28, 2011 at 9:37 am Reply

    Beautiful tart!

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    marla on March 28, 2011 at 10:04 am Reply

    This tart is gorgeous!! Love all those berries.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl on March 28, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

    Puff pastry to the rescue! I just love it for fruit tarts. Yours is a beauty!

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    Connie on March 28, 2011 at 11:30 am Reply

    This definitely is aptly name, gorgeous tart! Perfect for all the fresh berries spring brings. This makes me want to jump in my car and drive to the local strawberry field ASAP! And easy :-) It’ll be a great dessert for spring and summer get togethers.

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    Katrina on March 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm Reply

    This tart is beautiful! Amazing recipe.

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    Angie-Bigbearswife on March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm Reply

    oo that looks perfect and light for summer! I also LOVE kiwi so its perfect for me!

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    melissa @IWasBornToCook on March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm Reply

    I love the looks of this – so pretty!

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    Valentina on March 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Oohh.. looks awesome! I’ll try it this week :) yeaaahhhh!

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    Megan on March 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm Reply

    A slice of Spring! Love it.

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    amy cornwell on March 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm Reply

    This looks delicious! Reminds me of the fruit pizza my mom used to make but even better :) Thanks for sharing…makes me ready for summer!

    • Brooke replied: — March 29th, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

      Yes! This is a light version of a fruit pizza. Yum.yum.

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    The Café Sucré Farine on March 30, 2011 at 3:32 am Reply

    Oh my, this is so beautiful, and I love the puff pastry crust, YUM! The fresh fruit makes me feel like summer, can’t wait to try this one!

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    mangiabella on April 6, 2011 at 8:28 am Reply

    making this delightful treat this morning!

    • Brooke replied: — April 6th, 2011 @ 9:08 am

      Yum! You’re going to LOVE IT!

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    Kim B on April 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Just made this for Easter dessert and it was a roaring success! What a light and tasty treat!

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