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Puff Pastry Fruit Tart

This Puff Pastry Fruit Tart is an easy, yet stunning dessert! Make the base with store-bought or homemade puff pastry, fill it with pastry cream and top it with an array of your favorite fresh fruits!

This Puff Pastry Fruit Tart is an easy stunning dessert! The base is puff pastry, filled with pastry cream and topped with your favorite fresh fruits!

And just when you had lost faith that I would ever do anything with that puff pastry! 😉
It all comes together. In the form of a puff pastry fruit tart!

This simply stunning dessert will be an excellent grand finale for any dinner! All you need is a bit of puff pastry (bonus points for homemade!) and pastry cream! I added a bit of Bourbon to my pastry cream filling but 🤷🏼‍♀️ I am who I am.  

This Puff Pastry Fruit Tart is an easy stunning dessert! The base is puff pastry, filled with pastry cream and topped with your favorite fresh fruits!

Top with your favorite fruits and, voilà, dessert is ready!

This Puff Pastry Fruit Tart is an easy stunning dessert! The base is puff pastry, filled with pastry cream and topped with your favorite fresh fruits!

The assembly of this tart hinges on creating those little puff pastry walls. Those walls create a boat for your pastry cream filling to contain all that goodness! The key to adhering two pieces of puff pastry together?

EGG WASH!

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5 from 1 vote

Puff Pastry Fruit Tart

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry homemade or store-bought
  • ½ cup Pastry Cream
  • 2 t Bourbon optional
  • Fresh Fruits

Instructions

Assemble the Base:

  • Preheat oven to 375F convection.
  • If your puff pastry is frozen, allow it to warm up just enough to lay flat and be pliable. It should still be cold. Always keep your puff cold while you are working with it to preserve the layers!
  • Cut your Puff: It really isn’t important what size you make it. You could make tiny, bite-sized ones, or individual tartlettes, but I made mine 4-inches by 6-inches. Using a ruler and a pizza cutter, cut your base. Then cut the strips to place on top to create a little puff pastry boat to hold the filling. I cut 4 individual strips about 2cm wide, one for each side. Adhere the strips with egg wash (1 beaten egg) to the top of the base like a border.
  • Dock the Dough: With a fork poke holes in the puff pastry base so that it rises evenly.
  • Chill the dough completely – at least 45 minutes.
  • Quickly brush the top edge of the border with egg wash or a little water, being careful that the egg wash or water doesn’t drip down the edges of the puff. This will glue the layers together and keep them from puffing. Sprinkle the top with raw sugar.
  • Chill again if necessary.
  • Spray a baking sheet with pam spray or likewise and place a piece of parchment on top. Place puff pastry on top of prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 12-20 minutes depending on size of tart.
  • Let the tart cool completely.

Assemble the Tart:

  • Refresh the pastry cream by beating it in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth and more easily spreadable or you can do the same thing in a bowl with a rubber spatula. Mix in Bourbon to taste if desired.
  • Dollop some of the pastry cream into the baked tart shell. Spread the cream out until it covers the whole tart and comes just below the top of the sides. You don’t want to overfill it or when you add the fruit, the cream will squish out.
  • Cut and arrange the fruit however you like! I chose to arrange it more daintily but a towering pile of mixed berries and fruit would also be beautiful.
  • Refrigerate before serving. It is best served the day it is assembled, but the tart shell can be baked a day in advance. The pastry cream can be made seven days in advance.

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4 Comments

  • Josephine W Havlak
    April 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    This looks awesome! We had your healthy chicken tacos for dinner two days ago – everyone loved them. And also had your roasted lemon chicken on a bed of veggies last Saturday – also a big hit. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      May 1, 2020 at 9:45 am

      You are like my one-stop test kitchen! I’m so glad you enjoyed both of those! I made the lemon chicken last week too 🙂 Thank you!

      Reply
  • David @ Spiced
    May 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

    5 stars
    Lost faith in you, Lindsey? Please. I love that I know a pastry chef in NYC! In fact, not only did you fail to disappoint…but you impressed with the addition of bourbon here. Anytime bourbon is involved, I’m a fan. Now I just need to keep from eating this whole tart in one bite. What are the odds of that happening?

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      May 4, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      Well at least I know I have one fan left, David! Haha! Bourbon is always welcome! And I would never judge you for eating the whole thing! One bite might be tricky but I have confidence in your ability!

      Reply

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