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Summer Berry Tart with the BEST Shortbread Crust. A simple delicious tart recipe featuring fresh, juicy summer berries, over a lemony filling and a buttery shortbread crust. Simply Delicious! 

A summer berry Tart with beautiful berries

This beautiful Summer Berry Tart has a tasty shortbread crust and a creamy, lemony filling. Topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries, it’s a snap to make!

What I love about this recipe

  1. The crust!  The buttery crust stays nice and crisp, holding up well to the creamy filling, and the crust doesn’t require any rolling – simply press it into the tart pan and bake. AND The crust can be made ahead.
  2. The filling! No tempering of eggs here- just a simple recipe that can be whipped up in minutes!
  3. The berries- adapt to what you have! Feel free to macerate or leave them fresh!
  4. It’s a beauty- think of how good you’ll feel showing up to a gathering with this lovely dessert.


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To save time, make the shortbread crust ahead, then fill it, and store it in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap. Right before serving, whip the cream and top with fresh berries.

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Simple and delicious Summer Berry Tart with a Short Bread Crust that requires no rolling, simply press it into the tart pan and bake. Refreshing and light, this recipe is a snap to make! |

Summer Berry Tart


Summer Berry Tart with Shortbread Crust. A simple delicious tart recipe featuring fresh, juicy summer berries, over a lemony filling and a buttery shortbread crust. Easy, delicious! Note: There is a 2 -3 hour chilling period.


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Shortbread Crust

  • 3/4 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, all purpose
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • zest from 2 lemons (about 2 tablespoons) or sub lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice ( or lime juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg yolk


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 cups fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or wild strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. To make the crust, place butter, sugar and salt in a stand mixer, and with paddle attachment, whip on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down sides if necessary, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add flour, and beat on low speed for 30- 45 seconds or until it resembles course sand.
  4. Pat crumbled dough down into a 9 or 10 inch tart pan with removable bottom, then prick bottom all over with fork. Bake 20 minutes until golden. Remove and let cool. You can make this ahead.
  5. Make the filling. Mix all ingredients together with a fork, in a medium bowl.
  6. Once smooth, pour into the cooled tart shell. Bake 15 minutes @ 350F  or just until set.
  7. Remove and chill for 2 hours.
  8. Make the whipped cream. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the cream, sugar, zest, cornstarch until stiff peaks form.
  9. Spoon the whipped cream over the chilled tart. Top with fresh berries and serve.


I like to make the crust ahead- to simplify the whole process.

A gluten-free alternative is making this crust! (1 1/2 x the recipe)



  • Calories: 285

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  1. This is the 3rd year that your brilliant Summer Berry Tart recipe has been our go-to, never fail, favorite & most requested summer dessert. Truly we are so very grateful for your blog, & the careful details & adaptability contained in it’s clearly written, Mediterranean-forward recipes. To paraphrase a moment from Legally Blondes’ courtroom scene: ‘Vote for Sylvia!’ (for best food blog).

  2. I have been talking about your website to all who would listen: I am transitioning to recipes with no milk and I absolutely love what you create. Buttttt those adds out professional wrestlers I c not stop and have had to see 4 times since I got on your site about 1 minute go are totally disgusting. What a disappointment!

    1. Sorry Marie- I can’t really control which ads are playing. I will look into it, but somehow, google things you need to see them. Geez. So..sorry about that.

  3. I just love this recipe. Surprisingly simple and delicious. I’ve made it 3 times!! I would love to make this for a dinner party this weekend, but one of the guests is gluten free. Would it be possible to adapt the crust recipe to make it GF?

    1. Thanks Haley! We haven’t tried it, but a GF flour blend swapped out for the flour should work. My only thought is that it may be a little crumbly, just be cautious when serving. Let us know how it turns out!

  4. I make this tart several times every summer and am always asked where I got the recipe. Hands down best summer dessert!

  5. I have made this tart 3 times now.
    It is my go to now when I have company for dinner. I took it to a dinner party last night and it was a hit! The hostess whipped up the cream and we decorated it together with the berries. It was fun and the hostess enjoyed being part of the beautiful creation.
    Oh, and it tastes even better than it looks…😋

  6. This is simply an exquisite recipe. The shortcrust pastry is a real winner. I used blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Everyone thinks I am now a wonderful cook. A definite addition to my recipe list. Thank you, Sylvia.
    Jan, Carool, Australia

  7. Saw this in your email just a few days ago – it was just what I needed now!
    Surprisingly easy to make (followed your suggestion to make the shortbread crust the day before; made the filling the next morning and served that night!)
    Everyone loved it. Thanks for another great recipe at just the right time

  8. I made this beautiful tart for Father’s Day and everyone loved it! The filling is perfectly balanced, tart but not too tart. I made the crust the day before and it was easy to put together.

  9. Just signed up recently and am loving your emails and the energy bowls. But what I wanted to tell you was I made this summer berry tart on Saturday for Father’s Day. It was the fanciest thing I’ve ever made but it was so easy and everyone loved it! I’ll make it again and am sharing the link with friends who were visiting and tried it too.


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