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German Fruit Tart

German Fruit Tart

This German Fruit Tart is an easy yet impressive dessert for bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties or any special occasion. Use seasonal fruit!

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Today is the eighth birthday of The Recipe ReDux – and also the end of an era. We are saying goodbye to ReDux – as it officially ends this month.

What a ride it’s been! We are so proud of how our inaugural group of thirty bloggers grew into a tight-knit and supportive community over time that included hundreds of members from all over the world.  Together with our co-founder and dear friend Regan Jones, Deanna and I had the privilege of witnessing first hand the rise of so many accomplished and talented registered dietitian and healthy living bloggers. They have each brightened our world in some big and little ways. And we are grateful.

In celebration of the eight fantastic years of The Recipe ReDux, we’re sharing this ReDux recipe originally posted in 2013 by Deanna – as it really does look like a party on a plate. Cheers to this celebration – and many more!

If you’d like to see all our ReDux posts, they will live on here. And to see all the celebratory recipes, click on The Recipe ReDux image below!

From Deanna: Growing up, my mom often made a version of this fruit tart for showers, graduations or holidays. I even have a handwritten recipe card with a paper photo of one her tarts so I could remember how she arranged the fruit. I haven’t made it in many years, nor has she, until she made it for my birthday this past March. I knew I had to do a ReDux version.

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It’s such a simple recipe as long as you have a tart pan. I was able to cut back on some of the butter, add some whole wheat flour but still kept the sugar cookie-like crust intact. I also love the flavor almond extract gives with this dough vs. the traditional vanilla.

Equipment (affiliate link): Fat Daddio’s Aluminum Fluted Tart Pan

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German Fruit Tart – The Recipe ReDux

5 from 1 review

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD


This German Fruit Tart is an easy yet impressive dessert for bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties or any special occasion. Use seasonal fruit!



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon half & half or cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract (or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced
  • Cornstarch
  • Fresh sliced or cut fruit like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, bananas, peaches, plums, apples, pears, etc.
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado or powdered sugar, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the crust, beat together flours, sugar, egg, half & half and almond extract. Add pieces of butter and mix together until a sticky ball of dough forms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
  3. On a heavily floured surface, knead dough a few times and roll out to fit into a 10-inch tart pan (that has been greased.)
  4. Carefully spread dough into tart pan and bake for 15 -20 minutes or until tart starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. Dust crust with cornstarch to help fruit stick to crust. Arrange fresh fruit and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.


  • Serving Size: 12 - 16 slices

You could spread jam, pastry cream or whipped cream over the crust and then add the fruit but I find if you have really fresh and seasonal produce, just let the fruit shine on its own. I often sprinkle turbinado or powdered sugar over the fruit before serving, for just a little more sweetness. It would be lovely with a drizzle of honey, too.

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Friday 21st of June 2019

I think there was a Boyz II Men song back in the day that went something like "It's so hard... to say goodbye" ... I swear it was playing while I was looking at this recipe.

Thanks for the journey friends <3

Serena Ball

Friday 21st of June 2019

Yup. It's about as easy to say goodbye to ReDux as it was to say so-long to that high school boyfriend. And that is not to diminish it. XOXO


Wednesday 20th of March 2019

This is wonderful! Ill probably do away with the bananas on the middle and just use berries since the colors make it wonderful.

Lindsey pine

Wednesday 21st of March 2018

What a beautiful dessert! I’d love to make this for mother’s day!

Riley Courcy

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

Gave this recipe for my mum because I can't cook and bake that good. She's done it almost perfectly, so this recipe has to be good one, thanks :)

Allie-Nutrition Meets Life

Monday 27th of May 2013

Love love love this! Nothing beats a refreshing tart (and I am saying this as a chocolate lover, so it should mean a lot). Thanks for this great recipe.


Monday 27th of May 2013

You sound like me - usually 9 times out of 10, I'd be picking the chocolate dessert over the fruit option :)

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