Berry Butter Tart

I adore butter. And berries. And did I mention butter? So this recipe is dear to my baking soul. I made it for a friend’s birthday, and it’s not only delish, but beautiful. It looks like a spring party. And it’s super simple, so it doesn’t take a ton of time or fretting. And who doesn’t like a visual party without a ton of prep? Voila. The Berry Butter Tart.

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ (aka powdered) sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 1 (8 oz) package of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Fresh sliced berries:  strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi

For the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees (high altitude 360 degrees). Combine the crust ingredients. With your fingers, press the dough into a tart pan with a removable bottom. No need to be picky… if the sides are uneven, it takes on a rustic look. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until just slightly brown on the edges. Set aside to cool down.

Berry Butter Tart 5 - Girls of a Feather

Berry Butter Tart 6 - Girls of a Feather

For the filling, beat the ingredients until smooth. Spread over the cooled crust. Arrange your cut berries however you please. Feast your eyes, and your palate.  Berry Butter Tart 4 - Girls of a Feather

Berry Butter Tart 1 - Girls of a Feather

Berry Butter Tart 2 - Girls of a Feather


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