Mixed Berry Tart

Mixed Berry Tart

September 14, 2011

It’s not officially fall yet, so I am still allowed to post a yummy summer dessert. But hurry because berry season is almost out the window.
This dessert is about as healthy as you can get on the Hungry Housewife. Berries and yogurt. There is a nice buttery sweet tart there too, but I mean the berries totally make it a fat free dessert. Work with me here people.

4.5 from 2 reviews

Mixed Berry Tart
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Serves: 8
 
A delicious mixed berry tart.
Ingredients
SWEET PASTRY DOUGH
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1½ tablespoons ice water
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten(for brushing the dough while in the oven)
BERRIES
  • 5½ cups mixed berries, such as strawberries(sliced), blackberries, blueberries and raspberries
  • 1¼ cup vanilla flavored yogurt, Greek or regular
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
Instructions
FOR THE CRUST
  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal with some small (roughly pea-size) butter lumps.
  3. Beat together yolk and water with a fork and stir into flour mixture until combined well.
  4. Gently knead mixture in bowl with floured hands just until a dough forms.
  5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 4 or 5 times more.
  6. Form dough into a ball, then flatten into a 5-inch disk.
  7. Chill, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, at least 1 hour
  8. Preheat the oven to 400.
  9. Flour your counter again.
  10. Roll the dough out into a circle, large enough to fit in a 9″ tart pan, about 10-11 inches.
  11. Place the dough in a 9″ tart or pie pan.
  12. Lightly prick the bottom of the tart with a fork.
  13. Line the tart with foil and fill with pie weights.
  14. Bake for 8 minutes.
  15. Remove the foil and weights.
  16. Reduce heat to 350.
  17. Bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  18. Remove from oven a brush with beaten egg white and bake for an additional 3 minutes.
  19. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
FOR THE BERRIES
  1. In a large bowl, gently mix together the berries,yogurt and agave nectar
ASSEMBLY
  1. Pour the berries into the baked tart and serve.
Notes
No time to make your own dough? No worries, use a pre-made deep dish pie crust.

Comments

  1. 1

    Beautiful dessert! I really like the use of yogurt and agave nectar with the berries. Yum.

  2. 2

    Does that look good. I’m a raspberry and blackberry lover and my husband is all for blueberries and strawberries so this will be the perfect blend.

  3. 3

    Yum! This tart looks awesome :)

  4. 4

    Anything with yogurt is delish to me. Lovely pic as well …

  5. 5

    What a pretty dessert and a great idea idea to toss the berries in yogurt.

  6. 6

    As much as I love chocolate sometimes a fresh berry dessert is all I want especially in the summer!

  7. 7

    Keep posting beautiful berry tarts like this one! What an awesome way to make the filling!! Yum!

  8. 8

    That dough sounds so delicious and what a beautiful tart. It sounds heavenly!

  9. 9

    i’m with you momma. i’m working with you.
    can’t get enough of berries and tomatoes this summer.
    just made a nice batch of blueberry-cream cheese ice cream. you would love it.

  10. 10

    Fat free??? Cut me two slices! ;)

  11. 11

    This tart looks great! I am sad to see berry season come to an end!

  12. 12

    oh so gorgeous! i love berry desserts!

  13. 13

    Oh momma! That looks like BREAKFAST to me–why wait for after dinner?

  14. 14

    If I can find good berries I am making this. What a great idea to toss the berries in the yogurt. This is a fruit dessert my kids would eat.

  15. 15

    This is a gorgeous dessert and it sounds really delicious. I’m traveling at the moment but have bookmarked this to try when I’m athome again.I hope youhave a great day. Blessings…Mary

  16. 16

    Looks very healthy to me :) But it’s possible I’m not the best judge.

  17. 17

    I am going to be crazy sad when berry season is over. Love this one!

  18. 18

    How gorgeous! And, a quadruple threat of berries? Be still my heart.

  19. 19

    wow! you got your own domain now! Congrats! I love your new lay-out and everything! and I love the look of this berry tart!

  20. 20

    This is one of my all time favorites. This looks so pretty and just about the nicest fruit tart I have seen!

  21. 21

    Berries are one of the very few things I will miss about summer! I made something similar to this a few months ago, but I was lazy and used packaged puff pastry. I bet your homemade version was way better!

  22. 22

    WOW..very elegant and stylish dessert.

  23. 23

    Wow – it looks beautiful AND delicious!

  24. 24

    the yogurt’s a great touch–it adds a little something extra to an already stunning tart!

  25. 25

    Looks like a mouthful of flavor. I love the berries and yogurt in a crust.

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