Easy Flag Fruit Tart

This simple patriotic flag fruit tart recipe is a big hit at parties. It’s another oldie but goodie. Using fresh fruit, packaged cookie dough, and an easy cream cheese filling you can make a beautiful and tasty tart for everyone to enjoy.

Easy Flag Fruit Tart

This simple recipe for a flag fruit tart is a big hit at parties and can be decorated a number of ways with fresh fruit.

 

For this one I arranged the fruit on a rectangular jelly roll pan in the shape of the US flag, but in the original recipe, that I learned from my mom, was made in a round pizza pan. The original recipe also includes more fruit such as bananas, strawberries and peach slices which you would arrange in layers so that you would get a bit of everything when you cut the tart into pie wedges. It can be quite a work of art with a rainbow full of colors.

Bowl of blueberries for flag fruit tartFor added flavor and sparkle you can use (this was on the original too), apricot preserves, heated on the stove with a little water, to make a nice glaze. Once it is slightly cool spoon it over the tart.

If you decide to make an all-occasion fruit tart using a round pan, you can start in the middle with a couple of berries. Then form rings of different fruit around the middle, working your way out to the edge. Peach slices, and kiwi are great choices in addition to berries.  I have also used sliced grapes and bananas but you need to watch that the bananas don’t turn brown. The apricot glaze should help. If you are worried, skip the bananas.

Flag fruit tart with blueberries and raspberries.

This fruit flag tart is really easy to make, looks and tastes great, and just think of how creative you can get with your fruit choice and arrangement. 

Here’s the recipe:

Flag fruit tart with blueberries and raspberries.
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Easy Flag Tart

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 pints red raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 8 ounce pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup apricot perserves
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Spread the cookie dought on to a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan.

  2. Cook at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until it is golden brown. Set aside to cool.

  3. I a medium size mixing bowl combine sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.

  4. Once cookie crust is cool spread the cream cheese mixture over the entire crust.

  5. Arrange fruit in any pattern you'd like.

  6. Make the glaze by adding the preserves and water to a small saucepan. 

  7. Mix them together on high heat enough to combine and thin the preserves.

  8. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Then using a spoon drizzle the glaze over the fruit.

  9. Serve or refrigerate.

 

This flag fruit tart is a big hit at parties and can be decorated a number of ways with fresh fruit.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Lisa Weinstein says:

    I have always wanted to do this but my husband usually works on the 4th and we don’t ever have a party. I will be away the end of June and won’t get home until the 3rd so I guess I won’t be doing it again this year! Remind us again next year 🙂

    • Hi Lisa,

      Too funny. How about Memorial Day? Of course you can make any design you want to. Maybe something fun for the Summer Solstice? Anyway, I hope you get to try it soon.
      Have a great weekend!
      Patti

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