Delicious Berry Cream Tarts

My husband and I enjoy exploring new neighborhoods on the weekends, and by explore, I mean walk around and eat a lot of food.

A few weeks ago, we spent an afternoon walking around Bay Ridge. It’s a somewhat remote neighborhood in Brooklyn that’s only served by one subway line. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we really loved it.

There were so many delicious looking restaurants – everything from Middle Eastern to Greek to Italian – that I’m already plotting my return. Of course, we had to check out a couple places. One of our stops was Paneantico Bakery, where the displays cases were filled with beautiful pastries. I had an amazing berry cream tart that I couldn’t wait to recreate once I got home.

Berry Cream Tarts | Hello Little Home #dessert #cheesecake #fruitYou are going to love these Berry Cream Tarts! I started by baking almond-scented shortbread cookies with a cute scalloped edge. The cookies are topped with a generous dollop of rich cream filling that tastes just like cheesecake! I finished the tarts by piling on the sweet berries.

These tarts would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch or anytime you feel like a sweet treat!

Berry Cream Tarts

Yield: 10 tarts

Berry Cream Tarts

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 12 oz. blackberries
  • 12 oz. raspberries
  • For the Shortbread:
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare shortbread:
  3. Place butter, granulated sugar, and almond extract in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until butter is light and creamy.
  4. Add flour to butter mixture. Mix just until dough comes together.
  5. Lightly flour a large cutting board. Place dough on board.
  6. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out dough until it's about 1/4-inch thick.
  7. With a 3-inch fluted cookie cutter, cut out 10 cookies.
  8. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and, prick each cookie a few times with a fork.
  9. Bake cookies just until the edges start to turn golden brown, about 20 - 25 minutes. Do not overcook.
  10. Remove cookies from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
  11. Prepare cream:
  12. Pour heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer and, with the whisk attachment, beat until stiff peaks form.
  13. Remove cream from bowl and set aside.
  14. Add cream cheese and powdered sugar to mixing bowl, and with the paddle attachment, mix until completely smooth.
  15. Using a spatula, gently fold 1/3 of heavy cream into cream cheese until well combined. Repeat 2 more times with remaining heavy cream. Set mixture aside.
  16. Assemble tarts:
  17. Hull strawberries and cut into thirds vertically.
  18. Slice blackberries in half vertically, if very large.
  19. Top each cookie with 3 - 4 strawberry slices, placing them around the edges.
  20. Cover strawberries with a 1/10th of the cream mixture, and then press additional strawberries into cream (in between the other berries).
  21. Top each tart with a blackberry or raspberry, and then fill in the sides with additional blackberries and raspberries.
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Have you ever tried something so delicious that you couldn’t wait to recreate it at home?

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I can’t wait for the strawberries in our garden to arrive so I can make this yumminess. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

Those look delicious and gorgeous! It’s like food art! I can make things that taste pretty good but they are never perfectly photo-worthy like these tarts. They’re almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 🙂
Gina
On the Daily Express

Oh my gosh these look DELICIOUS!

Strawberries need to get here soon!! These look so amazing!!

These look so yummy and the perfect spring or summer treat! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

Ginnie, I’m in love with these little tarts! Berries all the way… and the step by step pictures, pinning!

Those look delicious! And so cute!

Oh these look like a work of food art! I feel less guilty when eating tarts as a dessert because of the fruit 😉 Thanks for sharing this on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

Very pretty and simple! What a great substitute for a shortcake!

These looks so dainty and fresh looking!

Oh my! I have to say I don’t normally like fruit and sugary things together, but these looks divine!

This looks SO good! I wish you could box that up and ship it over. I love the combo of sweet with fruits. Great photos!

Gorgeous! I have the same platter, now I just need to make these tasty treats to sit upon it.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Oh these do look so good. Thanks for the recipe.

Very yummy and fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

I have been overdosing on berries. Your cookies/tarts are adorable.

Madonna

Wow, these look so amazing!! Can’t wait to try them. Visiting from the My Girlish Whims link party.
Marta xo
Sweaters,Stripes & Sweets

Wow! Those are gorgeous! Pinning!

Those are adorable! They look delicious.

Perfect tart and sweet treat for summer parties! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

Alison
Nancherrow

These look wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays!
Cathy
APeekIntoMyParadise

Ginnie,Beautiful photos and details of this recipe! Looks like a WORK of ART! Thanks for stopping by my party.. Maria

Featuring this as my weekly pick for The Yuck Stops Here! New start time is tomorrow at 3pm PST. Hope to see you there.

I always love fruit desserts, and your shortbread takes it over the top! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to The Yuck Stops Here! We have changed the day we go live. Starting this week you can link up with us starting on Tuesday @ 6:00 pm EST. Hope to see you there!

oh my goodness, those look deelish and also super pretty. great photos!

also, thanks so much for your visit and your comment on my first trip to paris. i’m sure you had an amazing time when you went-i can’t think how one can NOT have an amazing time when on vacation!

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This looks so yummy, Ginnie! I featured it for this week’s Create & Share that goes live at 6pm PST! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got going this week!

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Oh. My. Yum!

Pinning!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

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