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German Fruit Tart |

German Fruit Tart – The Recipe ReDux

  • 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