Lemon Berry Tart

LAST UPDATED: Jul 06, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 27, 2012 | By: Julie Blanner

Refreshing Lemon Berry Tart – this delightful dessert is on a sugar cookie crust! It’s the best fruit tart to add a touch of sweetness to any day or night.

Refreshing Lemon Berry Tart - this delightful dessert is on a sugar cookie crust! It's the best fruit tart to add a touch of sweetness to any day or night.

I never cared for tarts until I recently took a bite of a friend’s at a favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant.  It was imported from Italy but tasted like it was made just minutes before it was served.

I could taste a hint of lemon, sweet mascarpone, and cream.  I recreated it using a sugar cookie crust!

This lemon berry tart is deliciously easy and elegant. It’s perfectly patriotic to celebrate the 4th of July!

And if you’re planning a party and in need of more of the best Fourth of July recipes, check out my complete 4th of July recipe guide. You also can’t miss this darling 4th of July dessert cheeseball made from funfetti cake!

Lemon Berry Tart Ingredients

Crust

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter, softened. You can get my tips for softening butter here.
  • Powdered Sugar – If you don’t have any on hand you can pulse granulated sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy or substitute granulated sugar.
  • All Purpose Flour

Lemon Filling

  • Heavy Cream – Also often labeled as whipping cream.
  • Mascarpone Cheese – The creamy, flavorful base for this tart.
  • Powdered Sugar – Gives the tart luxurious texture. If you don’t have any on hand you can pulse granulated sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy.
  • Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed or 100% lemon juice.

Fruit

  • Red, White and Blue Berries – Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries all work well.

How to Make a Lemon Berry Tart

  1. Prep – Preheat oven.
  2. Make Crust – Cream butter and sugar. Add flour a half cup at a time. Press into ungreased tart pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on wire rack.
  3. Make Filling – Whip heavy cream, gradually increasing your speed until stiff peak forms. Beat in powdered sugar and lemon juice at medium speed, one tablespoon at a time. Add mascarpone, blend well.
  4. Fill – Add mixture to cooled crust.
  5. Garnish – Load it with seasonal berries and fruits.

Tips

  • Remember to leave the pan ungreased for a perfect crust
  • It’s very important to NOT over whip the cream. Overmixing will cause the cream to curdle, and you’ll have to start over
  • Top with your favorite in-season fruits for a fresh taste
Beautiful & refreshing fruit tart recipe on a sugar cookie crust
Beautiful berry tart on a sugar cookie crust

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More Amazing 4th of July Recipes

Lemon Berry Tart

Julie Blanner
This lemon berry tart is deliciously easy and beautiful. It's the perfect addition to holiday gatherings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 10
Calories 414 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Filling

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar use more to preference up to 8
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add flour a half cup at a time and blend until combined.
  • Press dough into ungreased tart pan. Bake 25 minutes or until slightly golden. Remove and allow to cool on wire rack.

Filling

  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl whip heavy cream, on low gradually increasing speed to max until a stiff peak forms.
  • On medium speed, beat in powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. Add lemon juice and mascarpone until just blended.
  • Add mascarpone, blend well.
  • Add mixture to cooled crust.
  • Top with seasonal berries or fruits of your choice.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter.
  • Powdered Sugar – If you don’t have any on hand you can pulse granulated sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy or substitute granulated sugar.
  • Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed or 100% lemon juice.

Nutrition

Calories:414kcalCarbohydrates:26gProtein:4gFat:33gSaturated Fat:21gCholesterol:92mgSodium:144mgPotassium:42mgFiber:1gSugar:10gVitamin A:1091IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:54mgIron:1mg
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