Berries, cream cheese and puff pastry, this Easy Berry Tart is fuss-free and simple. Dessert is warm and fresh, served in no time.
This Easy Berry Tart. A simple reminder that easy desserts are a life saver. It is for me, having enthusiastic girls who plan birthday parties for their stuffed animals. You know those stuffies that have tags with their names and birthdays on them?
So apparently, last January something was Twiggy’s birthday. My eldest daughter planned it for days and I was half listening to her details as I was either sifting flour or rolling out bread dough.
Then the exact birthday came and boom, I forgot I was in charge of the birthday cake. My daughters were setting up a table with balloons and toys, and I have nothing planned for a birthday cake. Not to mention, I was knee deep in my to-do list and baking agenda for the blog.
But then, this. This Easy Berry tart came to the rescue. But actually, I think it was my resourceful brain. My resourceful brain who thought of convincing my kids that instead of a birthday cake, Twiggy can have a tart. A colorful tart. The party goes on.
Easy Berry Tart: The Process
Just thaw store-bought puff pastry and roll it out to a 1/4 inch rectangle. Poke holes all over it but leave about an inch border.
Spread a cream cheese mixture all over the dough and then arrange the berries on top. The cream cheese mixture equals honey, cream cheese and vanilla extract. Delicious stuff.
The berries, just frozen berries and you don’t even need to thaw them.
Then bake it, dust it with powdered sugar and serve. Twiggy’s birthday party is saved! I must say that it was the “best birthday cake” I have had in my life. My kids devoured, and so did I. It was delicious: a bit tart, a bit sweet, the base is creamy and the puff pastry is so crisp and flaky.
No question, it is really good. Easy desserts are the best. I have got requests for a repeat and I cannot recommend this simple tart enough. You guys have to try it. And oh, serve it right away ok? It will still be delicious as they sit but out of the oven, heavenly. So I really doubt if you will have any of it left to sit.
But most importantly, the birthday, my kids. The sweet time when we sat around a small table, celebrating the birthday of a lifeless, pink owl. It was a big thing for them.
I enjoyed taking the time to sit with my kids and be their guest. You know, really playing with them and setting all my to-do list aside. Because I admit, I am not always 100% there for playtime on the floor, or just sitting around with them during the day. My days can be filled with so many things.
Just the other day, I have two of them crying in bed at 5 am. And my heart hurts thinking how on earth I am not giving my all to these little ones, the most important people in my life.
How on earth can they understand why I am at a computer at 4 am? Or why I have to work and not be playing with them all the time? This motherhood thing, it is tricky. It is like you are divided into many little fractions requiring you to be every little thing in this life.
But one thing I am sure and reminded of after that 5 am breakdown: they grow up so fast. And I have to be whole for them. I can’t give them all of my time, but when I do, it has to be 100%.
See, the party lasted for only 15 minutes or so, but it filled my heart up to the brim and some more. Because…this.
Berries Tart, my friends. Sweeten any moment in a jiffy!
More Easy Baking:
- Caramelized Apple Tarts
- Peach Tarts
- Cornbread Muffins
- Blueberry Muffins
- Double Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding
- Lemon Loaf Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
- Coconut Oil Brownies
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Berries Galette
- Pineapple Loaf Cake
Easy Berry Tart
- 1 sheet/ package frozen puff pastry thawed
- 1 block cream cheese softened
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups berries ( raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) frozen
- icing sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 400 F. If your puff pastry is not yet rolled out, roll it out into 1/4 inch thick rectangle with a measurement of about 10x15 inches. Transfer to a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
Using the tines of a fork, poke holes all over the rectangle but leave an inch border around. Stir together cream cheese, powdered sugar and honey until smooth. Spread cream mixture all over the puff pastry, avoiding the borders.
Arrange the berries on top. Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Wife Mama Foodie.