Striped Summer Fruit Tart

Striped Summer Fruit Tart ~ A healthy and delicious way to celebrate the 4th of July. Great all summer long with any fruit of your choice

When you make Lemon Curd, you must make a tart to eat it with.  This is a rule in life, really it is.  I love Tarts! I make sweet and savory ones and I just adore them all.  I was so happy that I used my new tart pan for this one and it was so pretty that I just had to leave it in the pan for the pictures!  This is a wonderfully simple tart to make.  The presentation is gorgeous so you can take it anywhere to show off how talented you are in the kitchen.  Just think how all your co-workers, or committee members will ooh and ahh over the delightfulness and beauty of your tart. You will be showered with praise! Really how could you not want to dive right in and eat every luscious bite of this?

Striped Summer Fruit Tart ~ A healthy and delicious way to celebrate the 4th of July. Great all summer long with any fruit of your choice

Be sure to use the freshest berries available.  Fresh quality ingredients really make a difference. The types of fruit that you can use are endless.  One of my favorite combinations is green and red grapes and kiwi.  For this tart I wanted bright big bold colors to help welcome Spring into Kansas City! When it rains, and it’s raining a lot, I keep telling myself not to complain it could be snow!!! When you take a bite of this all you will think about is soft summer breezes and sun filled days.  When you are laying your fruit down on the tart think of interesting patterns.  If you use a round tart pan make a spiral pattern.  The only trick to a tart is making sure that you have created something that is visually appealing. Get Creative and have fun with it!  Here’s a closer look at my choice in a pattern.

Striped Summer Fruit Tart ~ A healthy and delicious way to celebrate the 4th of July. Great all summer long with any fruit of your choice

The beauty of this tart is it’s simplicity.  A simple shortbread crust, luscious Lemon Curd, and fresh berries.  What more do you need?

Striped Summer Fruit Tart

Striped Summer Fruit Tart

The amount of dough you need will depend on the size of your tart pan. This batch will fill and 8x4 tart pan. If you have left over dough just make cookies with the extra.


  • 1 batch of Lemon Curd lemoncurd
  • 1 pint each of Strawberries and Blackberries
  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups AP Flour


  • Prepare Lemon curdLemon Curd or use store bought
  • Preheat Oven to 325
  • grease your tart pan with butter not cooking spray
  • in a mixing bowl cream your sugars and butter until fluffy
  • slowly add the flour and mix till combined and dough forms
  • press dough evenly in bottom and up sides of tart pan
  • prick bottom with a fork
  • bake for 20 min
  • take out of oven and cool completely
  • spread the Lemon Curd evenly across bottom of tart
  • layer your fruit in an appealing way
  • Enjoy!

Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:

Meyer Lemon Lemon Curd

Shortbread Hearts





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  1. Thank you so much for linking this fab recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays link party last week! I love how this is a fun take on the 4th of July fruit pie! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to link up again and check to see which post will be featured! Also, I’m looking for people to co-host the Tasty Tuesdays link party with me; let me know if you’re interested! It’d be lovely to work together!

  2. This looks delicious! I seriously am taken by the lemon curd. Totally want a slice of this now. Thanks so much for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays this week.
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  3. Haha, you are definitely a girl after my own heart! I always (without fail) make some sort of tart to eat when I make a batch of lemon curd. My favourite is with traditional meringue, but I love the look of this beautifully colourful striped fruit number! Have you ever made pavlova with lemon curd filling? If not… oh my gosh, you need to try it. The tart, creamy lemon goes perfectly with slightly crisp, soft and sweet meringue layers. Topped off with whipped cream and blueberries? I’m in heaven! Thanks for this gorgeous recipe :)
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  4. This is gorgeous, I love the idea of the striped fruit! Sounds so delicious too!
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  5. I have to pin this. It is just so beautiful. Ok, I have another question, why no cooking spray? I would not use it since sprays contain soy, but I just read a blog that said they would not think of making a tart without using cooking spray, and I always what to know why.. Sorry for all the questions.
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  6. That is SO beautiful! And that crust – yes please!
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  7. This tart is absolutely stunning!! Get in ma belly :)

  8. Beautiful! Looks delicious :) Reminds me that summer is getting closer!
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  9. Oh my word- this look delicious! If the weather ever warms up here in MN, I’m making this. It’s the perfect spring/summer dessert!
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  10. not only does this look delish, it’s BEAUTIFUL! :) great job!
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