Vanilla Berry Tart

An easy and delicious fresh mixed berry tart atop homemade vanilla cream you can make ahead of time, that's perfect for a birthday party or potluck with friends!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Judy


  • one quart of fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 pint of fresh raspberries
  • 1 sugar cookie mix makes 12 cookies
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 3 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • whipped cream optional


Sugar Cookie Base

  • Make the sugar cookie dough mix into a round pizza shape and bake it according to instructions on parchment paper and set aside to cool.
  • Clean all of the berries, wash, stem and slice the strawberries if they are really large.

Vanilla Cream

  • Beat the eggs lightly in a two cup measuring up and set aside so you can reach it easily
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk the milk, sugar and cornstarch over medium heat, cooking just until the milk scalds - you will see bubbles around the edge.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add about 3 tbsp. of the milk mixture into the eggs, and whisk lightly.
  • Next pour the egg mixture slowly into the milk mixture, stirring with the whisk constantly and immediately return to the heat.
  • Keep stirring until the cream starts to thicken and bubbles slightly - but not boiling.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Let cool slightly and put the vanilla in a large bowl to cool, covering it with plastic wrap and letting the plastic film onto the top of the cream.
  • Once cooled, spread the vanilla cream over all of the sugar cookie dough base, and mound it slightly in the middle.
  • Decorate with the mixed berries as you wish. I started with the sliced strawberries around the edge and then filled in with blueberries and finished with the raspberries and any leftover strawberries.
  • Cover and chill for 2-3 hours before serving.


Using a sharp knife, slice your tart into lovely pie wedges, and garnish with freshly whipped cream.