Mixed Berry Tart
I have a sweet tooth. A pretty wicked one which isn’t good for someone who doesn’t necessarily prefer to bake. If you asked me I would tell you I’m a cook. Don’t get me wrong, I can bake, I just prefer the flexibility of cooking vs the rigidness that baking requires. You just can’t wing it when you bake and I like to wing it, always have.
For me at least, when I try to wing it when baking things go all kinds of wrong and they’re not easily fixable like when I’m cooking. When cooking, I can adjust this add a pinch more of that until it comes around to what I had envisioned the dish to be. So when you’ve got an easy delicious dessert that requires minimal baking, I’m SO in.
There’s a reason Panna Cotta is my go to dessert ; )
Another go to is a semi no-bake cheesecake like this one. You start out by bashing up graham crackers for a crust and then baking it. That’s the extent of the baking for this beauty. The rest is mixed up using your mixer, or if you’re working on your arms (I should be but mmm yeah don’t sign me up for that) you can absolutely mix it up old school. Good on ya if so.
I think this would also be great with a shortbread crust or cookie crust. Next time. There’s always a next time with desserts around our house.
Once the cream cheese mixture has chilled out for a bit – don’t skimp on this step, it needs to set up so it’s sliceable, otherwise you’ll be eating it in a cup. Not saying there’s anything wrong with that, I’m not the most patient person, we topped our tart with fresh blueberries and strawberries that were drizzled with our favorite HONEY.
You can absolutely use ANY combo of fresh berries. Raspberries and blackberries would be faboosh too. Go ahead and go crazy. You know how much we love options.
Now who wants a slice? Or a cup if we weren’t patient. It happens. What can I say.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Real Seal. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.
What You Will Need:
- 2 cups finely crushed graham crackers (2 sleeves)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted
- 12 ounces cream cheese - room temperature
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- juice of 1 lemon
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- honey to drizzle
- mint leaves to garnish
What To Do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray an 8" or 9" tart pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a bowl mix together crushed graham crackers and butter. Scoop mixture into tart pan and press mixture onto bottom and up sides of tart pan to form crust. Bake for approximately 10 -15 minutes OR until golden. Set aside.
- WHILE crust is baking, into a bowl mix together cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- Into the bowl of your mixer add whipping cream and vanilla extract. Using whisk attachment, whip until you have whipped cream. Combine whipped cream with cream cheese mixture. Mix to combine. Transfer to refrigerator until crust is cooled.
- When crust is cooled. Pour cream cheese mixture into tart pan and smooth top. Transfer to refrigerator to chill completely, approximately 4 hours or overnight.
- Prior to serving garnish with fresh berries. Drizzle with optional honey and mint leaves.
This is the prettiest tart ever! I would love a big slice right now!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
Nothing beats seasonal berry desserts. This tart looks wonderful!
Heather / girlichef says
This is such a perfect warm weather dessert! Plus, so incredibly beautiful.
I feel the same way, I don’t have the patience for all the measuring requires in baking. That being said, I will break out the measuring cups for something as stunning as this! What a beauty!!!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I want a slice (or two)!! This is beautiful! So great for summer.
The Food Hunter says
This is a beautiful tart
Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says
I’m with you on the cooking versus baking. I prefer to cook because you can’t just wing baking especially in my niche with sugar free. Too many failed recipes but that is all part of the challenge I love anyway. I prefer many no bake recipes and this looks incredibly delicious!
Lora @cakeduchess says
There is nothing like a gorgeous fresh berry tart in the spring or summer…especially one that is low-fuss like this one and you don’t have to break a sweat. 🙂
April @ Food n' Focus says
Beautiful photos and such a delicious looking dessert!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
As much as I love chocolate – I’d choose a berry tart like this anytime for dessert!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
Your tart is incredibly beautiful. Love all the fresh berries you’ve piled on top!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I love berry tarts like this in the summer. They’re light and refreshing and this one is just so pretty!
heather @french press says
um ME…I want a slice
and those berries are gorgeous
Christina @ Christina's Cucina says
I cannot tell you how happy I am when I see REAL dairy products used in recipes! Lately, it seems that so many people want to use non-dairy ingredients, and I just cannot understand why. This recipe sounds luscious, and I love the addition of the honey topping! On my recipe list!!
Linda @ Food Huntress says
All my favorite ingredient are in this pie! Love it!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I love no-bake goodies like this tart! So quick and easy.
Swoon! I love a no-bake cheesecake, and it has been years since I have had one. Great recipe Paula, and the addition of honey is perfect!
Nutmeg Nanny says
This berry tart looks so good! Love all those berries on top….yum!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
Such a pretty tart! No bake is totally up my alley! And, if I can’t wait long enough…it’s a dip!
Cookin Canuck says
What a beautiful dessert, Paula! And the no-bake part is so appealing for summertime.