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Simple berry tarts

I am such a fresh fruit kind of girl.
Strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, oranges, mango, etc.
Whether enjoying fruit as is
 adding berries to oatmeal
or making a  favorite spinach salad with feta & strawberries
I love it.

Strawberries are plentiful at the market right now
which gets me a little bit excited about Summer coming 
and those warm days and evenings outside entertaining and relaxing.

So while I was photographing these delicious berries and getting hungry ;)
they got me thinking about a favorite treat that
we like to make during the warm Summer months 
 a Fruit Tart

A few years ago, I learned a simple secret to making the crust for fruit tarts
which  is to use a sugar cookie dough

I love the traditional crust- but if you are in a hurry for a last minute treat
the sugar cookie dough makes it even easier 

You can roll the dough out to make a large tart or - make it simple
and make them small, cookie sized treats

They have just a few ingredients and you can use whatever fruit is 
your favorite too. 

Sugar cookie dough (pre made or make your own)
Cream cheese
*vanilla extract
strawberries, blueberries, tangerine, kiwi, raspberry, peaches, etc.

Make the cookies (either your own recipe or use pre-made dough)
and while they are baking-  prepare the cream cheese topping
by softening the cream cheese and stirring it a bit.

*If you like a little more sweetness- you can add just a tiny bit of vanilla
and a sprinkling of sugar to the cream cheese*

I leave it plain- but that is just my preference
 I find with the sugar cookie crust there is already enough sweetness to it.

After the cookies cool
top them with the cream cheese - spreading it as thick as you would like
 then add your fruit and enjoy!

These are super easy to make especially when you have a house full of your kids friends over
Plus- if you have younger kids that like to decorate their very own treat
 these are great for birthday parties, etc.

So there you have my random strawberry inspired post
 I am off to snack on a few of them and then get back to work over here

Happy weekend!

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  1. That looks gorgeous AND delicious. I like the cookie sized ones-what fun. Have a wonderful Sunday, Courtney- xo Diana

  2. Those are a wonderful and easy dessert. Great for spring!

  3. This sounds so good!!! Thanks for sharing

  4. What gorgeous pictures. Your tarts looks delicious and cute. It has a nice rustic look that I love. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Well thank you for sharing this idea for fruit tart crusts! I love fruits and pastries and will be making this at our house! Happy Sunday friend!

  6. Oh...this looks delicious!! Our berries will be in season in a few months (lol), but I'm Pinning this. Thanks!


  7. Yum! So delicate and pretty! Spring will be springing here in the Pacific Northwest shortly! And speaking of shortly, strawberry short cake!

  8. Sounds great! Personally I prefer to use Italian cream cheese (mascarpone) and confectioners sugar.

  9. How clever. I don'tt have a tart pan so this would be perfect for me!

  10. Perfectly delicious and beautiful for this time of the year-I have 8 new strawberry plants which I just planted-they even have a few berries already on them!
    Have a lovely Monday!

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