This Simple Fruit Tart is an Easy Summer Dessert Recipe

Last Updated on June 23, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

This simple fruit tart recipe starts with a basic sugar cookie crust.  Spread on a creamy yogurt topping and pile on fresh summer berries.  It’s an easy summer dessert recipe your whole family will love!

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summer tart with berries on a white plate

A summer dessert your kids can make!

This summer I put each of my children in charge of making dinner one day a week.  I am hoping it helps them prepare for life after they move out.  My daughter loves to be in the kitchen with me so I was surprised when she showed zero interest in my dinner project. 

When asked about her lack of enthusiasm, she asked “Can’t I just make the dessert?”  I have apparently passed on my love of baking and sweets to my daughter!  This simple summer dessert is one that your kids can make (with a little help from you if they are small) and you can customize the fruit on top to whichever are family favorites in your house.

summer fruit tart made with sugar cookie crust, berries, and bananas

How to make this berry fruit tart

The crust to this fruit tart is really just a simple sugar cookie recipe, pressed into a tart pan and baked until golden brown.  If you double the recipe you can press it into a pizza pan and have enough for a crowd. 

blueberries and strawberries in a glass bowl

I used Vanilla Greek Yogurt and tons of fresh fruit.  If you want a slightly sweeter yogurt, you can mix in some honey.   Get a red, white and blue affect for your next patriotic party with strawberries, blueberries and bananas. (yes, they are technically yellow.  be flexible)

Easy Summer Dessert Recipe 2

Simple Fruit Tarts Make Easy Summer Desserts!

This fresh fruit tart is a combination of sweet sugar cookie crust, smooth creamy vanilla yogurt, and fresh berries! It’s the best summer dessert ever!

Like this easy tart recipe?  Try these summer desserts, too:

  • Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust: This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious frozen dessert your whole family will love.  The fresh strawberries and sweet and salty pretzel crust will be a huge hit at your next family meal.   
  • Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe:  This brownie ice cream cake recipe is incredibly easy to make. 
  • Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Here is a recipe for homemade strawberry shortcake that is incredibly easy…and YES, you should make your shortcake from scratch!


Yield: 6 to 8

Simple Fruit Tart

summer tart with berries on a white plate

This simple fruit tart recipe starts with a basic sugar cookie crust.  Spread on a creamy yogurt topping and pile on fresh summer berries.  It's an easy summer dessert recipe your whole family will love!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • CRUST:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings:
  • Yoplait Greek Vanilla yoghurt
  • Fresh fruit of your choosing


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat on high until smooth.
  2. Add in the egg. Beat again until completely mixed
  3. Slowly add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix only until combined.
  4. Grease a 10 inch tart pan or line with parchment paper
  5. Spread cookie mixture in pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Top with yogurt and fresh fruit
  7. Serve immediately

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information not always accurate





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  1. I love using fresh fruit in desserts. I'll be trying this one soon.
  2. Seriously, this looks like the perfect breakfast. Yum. It reminds me of a waffle! But I bet it taste ten times yummier! Thanks for sharing =D

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