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Classic Fruit Tart (video)

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Simply the best ever classic fruit tart recipe! This stunning fruit and berry tart is made with a classic homemade tart crust, a fluffy cheesecake-style filling, homemade lemon curd and loaded with tons of fruit on top! Nothing beats all of that goodness combined! Make this easy fruit tart for your next get-together and it will be the first dessert to be devoured!

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How To Make a Fruit Tart

Any great tart starts with an equally fantastic tart crust recipe! For this fruit and berry tart, I went with a homemade pie crust that’s buttery and flaky! The easiest way to make the dough is to use a food processor (affiliate link) and first pulse the flour and butter together. The mixture should resemble fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, use a classic pastry blender or two large forks to break the butter apart and coat it in flour. Once you add in the cream, the dough just magical comes together! I like to use cream instead of water for a richer tasting crust! If you want a more in-depth tutorial for making the crust, check out my ‘Homemade Pie Crust’ recipe for more details!

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The Fillings!

For the filling this stunning fruit tart, I went with 2 different fillings: a creamy and fluffy cream cheese, cheesecake-style filling and a tart homemade lemon curd. For the cream cheese filling, you can use whipped cream cheese or simply whisk regular cream cheese first. To use regular cream cheese, first soften it at room temperature, then whisk for about 2 to 3 minutes, until it’s creamy and smooth. Then add in the heavy cream and sugar and whisk to stiff peaks. I love the combination of the creamy filling with the tart lemon curd. Homemade lemon curd is super easy to make and so much better than any store-bought version! I have a separate video recipe for my ‘Homemade Lemon Curd’ – make sure to check out it for more details!

Putting it together!

To put together this fruit tart, first bake the crust and allow it to cool completely; a warm crust will instantly melt the whipped cream filling! Add in the cooled lemon curd and top with a generous amount of the cream cheese, whipped cream filling. Wash and dry the fruit and berries first, then add on top of the tart. As you add the fruit, the filling will start to rise and come up to the edges; this is completely okay! Slice any larger berries in half. This fruit dessert is best enjoyed within but it will be perfectly fine in the refrigerator overnight!

classic fruit tart with lemon curd, whipped cream and berries

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Use this tart pan with a removable base to easily transfer the tart to a stand.
I love my classic CuisinArt food processor – simple and powerful!
This stainless steel pot is similar to the one I’m always using.

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The ultimate fruit tart made with a crumbly shortbread crust that melts in your mouth, filled it with home-made sweet and sour lemon curd and topped it with a creamy cheesecake filling. View Recipe Link

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