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Red, White and Blue Berry Fruit Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins

This no-bake fruit tart is adapted from Nigella Lawson. It is one of my favorite patriotic dessert recipes! (I've included the original crust recipe for those who do not need a grain free/gluten free option. 

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 535 kcal
Author: Cynthia
  • 3 cups walnuts and almonds, (you can use pecans and hazelnuts as well)
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 dates, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes, then pit
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup lemon curd, (8 ounces) at room temperature
  • Assorted fresh fruit
  • 1 loose-bottomed 10-inch fluted tart pan 2 inches deep
  • 2 Tablespoons Apricot jam,
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  1. Soak dates in hot or warm water 5 minutes, then pit.

  2. In a food processor, fitted with blade, pulse nuts, butter, dates and salt until a dough forms. 

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Press dough into a greased tart pan with removable bottom. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is golden. 

  4. In a clean processor bowl, process the cream cheese and lemon curd and spread it into the bottom of the chilled tart crust, covering the base evenly.

  5. Arrange the fruit gently (so it doesn't sink in too much) on top of the lemony cream cheese.

  6. Refrigerator the tart, preferably overnight, or for at least 4 hours. It does need to get properly cold in order to set enough for the tart to be unmolded and sliced easily.
  7. For the glaze: mix 2 Tablespoons apricot jam and 2 Tablespoons water in a small sauce pan and cook over low heat, stirring until jam is melted and thin enough to brush over fruit. Add more water if necessary. 

Nutrition Facts
Red, White and Blue Berry Fruit Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 558mg24%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.