A super easy tart made with shop bought puff pastry slathered in sweet cream cheese and covered in the most delicious Summer berries! The perfect way to use up all your berries.

Summer Berry Tart | Annie's Noms

Hands up if you have a ton of berries you need to use!

Me too, so I whacked a sheet of puff pastry in the oven, slathered it in sweet, vanilla cream cheese and then covered it in berries. the result? This beautiful, easy, soft, flaky, creamy, berry tart!

Summer Berry Tart | Annie's Noms

I must say I’m quite proud of myself as I’ve definitely been exploring other flavour combinations and not just using berries this Summer. However, the lure of raspberries, blackberries and strawberries together was just too much to handle, so yesterday, I was up to my ears in berries!

Summer Berry Tart | Annie's Noms

Also, why had I never used ready rolled puff pastry until yesterday?? Life changer.

Now, I like making pastry and I’ll happily make a choux or a shortcrust. However, life is just too short to make puff pastry, so buy away. ;)

I used to get a block and then roll it out myself, but it’s still hot and I had my first work meeting yesterday so I was running short on time, cannot believe how easy it is; open it, unroll it, bake it. That’s’ it.

You know me, all for easy as long as it’s tasty :)

Summer Berry Tart | Annie's Noms

To make the tart, I scored around the edge of the pastry sheet and poked holes with a fork in the middle of the sheet, this is so the edges puff up and the middle doesn’t.

Then it was into the oven for 15 minutes to become a glorious flaky, golden tart shell. Once it was cool I mixed some light cream cheese with a little icing sugar and vanilla to make the most amazing filling and then covered it in berries. A little sprinkle of icing sugar just finishes it off.

This is one of those recipes you will make again and again, it’s a total crowd-pleaser and looks like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours.

Don’t worry, it can be our little secret that it actually takes next to no time. The hardest part is waiting for the pastry to cool.

Summer Berry Tart | Annie's Noms

I don’t do small servings as you can see… But in reality this would easily slice into 12.

In each slice you get a myriad of flavours and textures; the crunch from the pastry along with all of those layers then a hit of sweet, creamy filling and the mixture of tart raspberries, sweet strawberries and juicy blackberries, heaven in a slice!

Summer Berry Tart | Annie's Noms

We all know that fork is just there as a prop, it’s so good you’ll have to dive right in with your fingers. I won’t judge :)

It was almost impossible to photograph the slice with just that little corner missing. I wasted no time polishing the rest off once the camera was put away… yea the healthy eating starts tomorrow… or maybe the next day, I’m making S’mores bark tomorrow.

Basically, you should just go make this tart now. It is pure perfection and the pictures do it no justice!

Enjoy :)

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Summer Berry Tart

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 slices

A super easy tart made with shop bought puff pastry slathered in sweet cream cheese and covered in the most delicious Summer berries! The perfect way to use up all your berries.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry (my sheet was 375g)
  • 1 cup light cream cheese, I used Philadelphia
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 16 large strawberries (probably around 2 cups, I wanted them lined up symmetrically)
  • A little icing sugar for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray. Place ready rolled pastry onto your tray and score a rectangle into the pastry, 1-2 inches from the edge. Poke the middle of the pastry with a fork.
  2. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes until risen, puffy and golden. Leave to cool completely*
  3. Once cool, place the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla into a medium bowl and beat until light and smooth, about 1 minute on medium speed.
  4. Pour onto cooled pastry and smooth with a small spatula.
  5. Cover the cream cheese with fresh berries. (You can tip them on randomly or line them up, I'm a little OCD with symmetry!).
  6. Dust with icing sugar if desired. Tart will keep in an airtight container, in the fridge for 2 days.

Notes

*If the middle has risen a little poke it with a fork again as soon as it comes out of the oven, this will release the moisture and it will flatten out.

Recipe by Annie of Annie's Noms

http://www.anniesnoms.com/2014/08/05/summer-berry-tart/

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32 Comments

  1. Posted 5.8.14 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I love that fresh fruit. When I go to the farmers market this weekend I might pick some up for this. I love flaky pastry and fruit, yum!

    • Posted 18.8.14 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      It was certainly the perfect way to use up all the berries I had, I wish it was berry season all year round!!

  2. Posted 5.8.14 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Looks delicious. Love summer fruits and summer tarts.

  3. Posted 5.8.14 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. This is fabulous. I wanna try this. Well-done with this job

  4. Posted 6.8.14 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    That looks right up my street, I use ready made puff pastry all the time (Mary Berry or Delia or someone or other said it’s ok!) but usually for savoury things.
    I do have to say “serve up to 12″ I don’t think so! There are 5 of us in our house, I’m thinking it would go nicely into 5!

    • Posted 18.8.14 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

      Haha I think I heard Mary Berry and Delia said it was OK too!! Yea, that slice in the shot was 1/6th and I polished it off pretty quickly!

  5. Joan
    Posted 6.8.14 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Great idea!!! Easy breezy as well! Already thinking of roasted summer vegies with the puff pastry and cream cheese mixed with parm cheese. BUT first I am doing your recipe! Thanks for such an easy summer recipe! :)

  6. Posted 6.8.14 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Wow, great idea to use the puff pastry. I really don;t use it enough. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Posted 18.8.14 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

      I realised I didn’t either, so have been going a bit mad with puff pastry recently!

  7. Posted 7.8.14 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    This looks absolutely delightful! Puff pastry is so yummy. I found you through the Project Parade linky party. I’d love it if you stopped by my blog when you get a chance :)

    • Posted 18.8.14 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much :) Just checked out your blog and LOVE the BLT chicken burgers! Some of my favourite ingredients, I’ll have a proper look around later!

  8. Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    Posted 7.8.14 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing! I could go for a piece right now.

  9. Posted 7.8.14 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    This looks fantastic. I always have puff pastry in my freezer and I never thought to do something like this! I came over from Full Plate Thursday.

  10. Posted 8.8.14 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for linking up at The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! This looks absolutely wonderful!!!! I love the simplicity and combination of the cream cheese with the beautiful fresh berries!

    • Posted 18.8.14 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! It was the first time I’d had just berries with cream cheese and pastry and it was so good!

  11. Posted 8.8.14 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Looks absolutely heavenly! Unfortunately, we don’t have lots of fresh berries over here, I see canned ones at the grocery though. But should I find fresh ones, I know what to do with them now!
    Dropping by from #FoodieFridays, enjoy your weekend!

    • Posted 18.8.14 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

      Thanks a lot – I’ll be so sad when berry season is over, can’t imagine not having many fresh berries :( I like canned fruit, but fresh strawberries are just my favourite!

  12. Posted 9.8.14 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    What a great summer dessert, your Summer Berry Tart looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Posted 11.8.14 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    This looks heavenly! Thanks for posting it in out Foodie Friday Linky Party!

  14. Posted 12.8.14 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  15. Posted 13.8.14 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    I bought some puffed pastry and forgot what I was going to do with it. Now I know. Pinning.

  16. Posted 13.8.14 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Pintastic Party! Your summer berry tart is being featured at the party this weekend!

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