Hey everyone, and happy Fourth of July to those who celebrate! Today has always been a fun holiday for me. Ever since I was a little kid, I would go see a parade, go to a potluck, and I even got to see the fireworks. This year, I wanted to bring a dessert along with me to my neighborhood potluck, so I searched the internet for any patriotic ideas. I came across a picture of a fruit tart with stars on it, and it looked so cute, I knew I had to give it a try!
I started the tart by making the crust for the bottom. I got the crust recipe here.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup butter or 2⁄3 cup shortening
- 5 -7 tablespoons cold water
- Put flour into a mixing bowl with the butter.
- Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour.
- Add salt and water.
- Mix until dough is formed.
- Roll out on flat surface.
- Bake at 375 degrees until brown.
- Prick crust prior to baking for non filled baked pies.
The crust was very flakey and delicious! I definitely recommend it to anyone in search of a good pie crust recipe, however, if you’re looking for a sweeter crust, maybe try adding a tablespoon or so of sugar.
Next, I rolled out the remaining dough and made star cut outs. Then, I threw some strawberries and blueberries in a bowl (I didn’t measure but I would say 1 cup of each berry is a good amount) and added a teaspoon of lemon juice. After mixing, I put three tablespoons of sugar in the bowl and mixed again. (The amount of sugar you add is dependent on how sweet you wish your tart to be).
I baked my crust for 20 minutes, and then added the berries and baked them for another 15 minutes. Finally, I baked the stars separately and put them on top!
I hope you all enjoy! Have a great Fourth of July!