How to Make Mini Fruit Tarts in 3 Easy Steps

It's EASY to decorate your dessert table with MINI FRUIT TARTS. I show you how to make my cream cheese fruit tarts in 3 easy steps that only takes a few minutes to prepare!

You'll fall in love with the flavor combo of fresh fruit, cheesecake filling, and graham cracker crust, and the festive colors make it perfect for holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day, but you can customize for any occasion!
Mini Fruit Tarts with sliced strawberries arranged in a star pattern and topped with fresh blueberries
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WHAT IS A FRUIT TART

A fruit tart is small pie with a creamy filling such as a cream cheese mixture like I used for these mini fruit tarts or, more traditionally, a pastry cream filling which is a little more technical to make. The creamy filling is topped with fresh fruit, and unlike a traditional fruit pie, a fruit tart doesn't have a crust on top and is generally easier to make.
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Tart with a tray of strawberries in the background

STEP 1 - HOW TO MAKE A MINI FRUIT TART CRUST

  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse a sleeve of graham crackers with 1/3 cup sugar until you make fine crumbs
  • Add 6 tablespoons melted butter and pulse until combined
  • Spoon graham cracker crumb mixture into a 4 cup mini tart pan with removable bottoms
EXPERT TIP: I use a small bottomed cup to tamp down the graham crackers as seen in the video below

WHY DON'T YOU BAKE THE GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

I don't bake the crust. Baking the crust alters the overall taste and texture and adds an unnecessary step. I feel strongly this is the BEST graham cracker crust recipe ever! It is easy to make with just the right amount of sweetness. Seriously! I could eat it right out of the bowl. I HAVE eaten it right out of the bowl!

It's the same crust recipe I use for my popular Avocado Lime Cheesecake Recipe and just about anything else that has a graham cracker crust. For another easy dessert recipe perfect for the holiday, give my Patriotic No Bake Cake a try. It uses the same graham cracker crust recipe.

I ended up with some leftover graham cracker crumbs, but they didn't go to waste! They can be frozen for future use, but I used them to whip up my recipe for Lime Cheesecake Parfait to have another dessert option on hand. You can't have too many desserts, amIright?
Patriotic Fruit Tart with strawberries and blueberries and a bite taken out of it

STEP 2 - HOW TO MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING FOR MINI FRUIT TARTS

In a medium bowl, add 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Cream mixture until well combined and smooth.

EXPERT TIP: I used my Smart Stick, but a hand or stand mixer works just as well.

The cream cheese filling is the same one I use on my Strawberry Dessert Bruschetta, which is another easy dessert recipe perfect for any occasion.
Strawberry and blueberry mini fruit tarts ready to eat with a tray of blueberries and stawberries

STEP 3 - HOW TO ASSEMBLE MINI FRUIT TARTS

Carefully spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly into the graham cracker crust you prepared in the mini tart cups and top with sliced strawberries and blueberries. Refrigerate until the cream cheese mixture is set enough to remove the tarts. About 30 minutes to an hour is all it takes.

When ready to serve, remove the tarts from the fridge, serve and enjoy.


NOTE: You can use any combination of fruit. I used strawberries and blueberries to stick with a patriotic red white and blue dessert for holidays such as Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day.

For Christmas you might try cranberries and kiwi and Thanksgiving could be caramel apples or apples and cranberries just to give you a few ideas.

Your favorite flavor combination is bound to make a delicious tart when paired with my graham cracker crust and fruit dip.

HOW TO GLAZE A FRUIT TART

Glazing a fruit tart is easy. You simply melt apricot preserves in a microwavable safe dish or on the stove top in a small saucepan. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the fruit with the melted apricot preserves.

Glazing a fruit tart gives the fruit a shiny appearance making it look fancier. It also adds another layer of flavor, but some might not even notice it as it is a small flavor addition

ADDITIONAL RED WHITE AND BLUE DESSERTS



I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend full of lots of fun, family, and delicious food! Be sure to watch my quick video below if you'd like to see How to Make Mini Fruit Tarts. Enjoy!












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How to Make Mini Fruit Tarts in 3 Easy Steps

It's EASY to decorate your dessert table with MINI FRUIT TARTS. I show you how to make my cream cheese fruit tarts in 3 easy steps that only takes a few minutes to prepare!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M

ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
Cream Cheese Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
Fresh Fruit Topping
  • Fresh strawberries, tops cut off and then sliced
  • Fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp Apricot preserves (optional)

instructions:

How to cook How to Make Mini Fruit Tarts in 3 Easy Steps

Graham Cracker Crust
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse a sleeve of graham crackers with 1/3 cup sugar until you make fine crumbs. Add 6 tablespoons melted butter and pulse until combined. Spoon graham cracker crumb mixture into a 4 cup mini tart pan with removable bottoms. I use a small bottomed cup to tamp down the graham crackers as seen in the video above.
Cream Cheese Filling
  1. In a medium bowl, add 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Cream mixture until well combined and smooth. I used my Smart Stick, but a hand or stand mixer works just as well.
Assembly
  1. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly into the graham cracker crust and top with strawberries and blueberries. Refrigerate until the cream cheese mixture is cold and set enough to remove the tarts. About 30 minutes to an hour. When ready to serve, remove the tarts from the fridge, serve and enjoy. 
  2. Optional - brush fruit lightly with melted apricot preserves to give the fruit a shiny appearance.

NOTES:

Chill 30 minutes to an hour before serving
Calories
179.36
Fat (grams)
1.55
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.74
Carbs (grams)
42.06
Fiber (grams)
0.14
Net carbs
41.93
Sugar (grams)
39.73
Protein (grams)
0.48
Sodium (milligrams)
34.29
Cholesterol (grams)
3.38
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NOTE: This recipe was originally published on July 3, 2016. I recently added the 3 step process with additional information to share this recipe with you once again by republishing on May 25, 2019.

3 comments:

  1. What beautiful berry topped mini desserts! Just my style!!!

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  2. Beautiful dessert. Gorgeous photos. They made me want to reach over and take one!

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  3. This is an amazing fruit tart recipe which I can make all year round. Thanks for sharing.

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