Fruit Tart

This homemade recipe is made from a buttery tart shell filled with silky vanilla pastry cream, topped with fresh fruit, and brushed with an apricot glaze.

What is a Fruit Tart?

Pastry Cream Tart Shell Fresh Fruit Apricot Jam

Key Ingredients:


Cream together butter and sugar, then add vanilla, salt, and finally, flour, one cup at a time.


Next, add spoonfuls of ice water until the dough forms pea-sized pieces.


Press the crust into the bottom and sides of a 9” tart pan. Use the bottom of a glass to help press the dough evenly.


Use a sharp knife to trim away any excess crust.


Poke holes in the crust with a fork to allow steam to escape during baking, then chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.


Pre-bake the crust for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and cooked through, then let it cool completely.


Boil apricot jam and water in the microwave, and strain it into a bowl. Then fill the tart shell with pastry cream.


Layer fruits in any desired pattern, starting with larger ones and filling gaps with smaller ones like berries.


Once your tart is assembled, brush the fruit with apricot glaze for a nice, shiny look.


Garnish with mint, and it's ready to serve. Enjoy!

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