Mini Fruit Tart Recipe, an ideal dessert for Christmas party

December 3, 2017 (Last Updated: December 21, 2017)

How to cook Mini Fruit Tart

Want to impress your family and friends this Christmas? Try this fresh Mini Fruit Tart recipe, an elegant colorful dessert pastry with rich custard filling and while the fresh fruit complement the sweet sugar crust, I’m sure your guest will love this.

These Mini Fruit Tart have creamy custard filling, topped with kiwi, strawberries, grapes and papaya for a fresh,  flavorful and colorful dessert.

Here is our version of Mini Fruit Tart, an ideal dessert for Christmas party and other occasions.

mini fruit tart recipe

Mini Fruit Tart Ingredients

Mini Fruit Tart Crust:

  •     70g butter
  •     ½ of an egg
  •     ¼ cup icing sugar
  •     ¾ cup plain flour
  •     a pinch of salt

Mini Fruit Tart Custard Filling:

  •     250ml full cream milk
  •     2 egg yolks
  •     2 tbsp. sugar
  •     1 tbsp. flour
  •     1 tbsp. corn flour
  •     ½ tsp. vanilla

Mini Fruit Tart Glaze and Fruit Toppings:

  •     1 fresh Kiwi, peeled and sliced
  •     ½ cup sm. fresh Strawberries, washed
  •     ½ cup sm. fresh Grapes, seedless and washed
  •     ½ cup fresh Papaya, peeled and sliced
  •     ½ cup orange marmalade.
  •     1 tbsp. hot water

Mini Fruit Tart Cooking Instructions

To make a Tart Crust:

  • In a bowl mix sifted flour, icing sugar, salt, butter and egg until it becomes a dough and knead.
  • Sprinkle some flour to your working area and knead it to form a ball and wrap in a cling film.
  • Refrigerate the dough for about 25 to 30 minutes or until it is workable state.
  • When the dough is ready knead on a floured surface and cut into 12 portions.
  • Press dough on prepared tins and prick with fork. Refrigerate and let it rest for another 20 minutes before baking.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180C (350F), for about 15-18 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Let it cool down completely before removing to avoid breaking the crust.

To make the Custard Filling:

  • Heat the milk in a saucepan just until boils then fire off.
  • In a bowl whisk egg yolks and sugar until smooth, then add vanilla extract.
  • Add sifted flour and corn flour and whisk to combine.
  • Add the hot milk, pour a quarter part to temper the egg mixture and whisk vigorously.
  • Pour the remaining warm milk and stir constantly.
  • Place custard mixture into a saucepan and heat over a low fire.
  • Whisk constantly to avoid lumps and stir until thickens.
  • Fire off and let it cool completely.
  • In a small bowl place a strainer and put a half cup of marmalade and pour a tablespoon of hot water and sieve together, discard any bits.

Finally to assemble the mini Fruit Tarts:

  • Prepare the cooled tart crust, glaze, custard filling and fresh sliced fruits.
  • Brush bottom and sides of tart crust lightly with glaze.
  • Fill tart crust with custard mixture full and decorate with fresh fruit slices.
  • Lastly, brush fruits and custard with glaze to avoid from scorching and oxidizing. Refrigerate for 10 minutes more, to firm up a little bit and ready to serve.

Here’s’s version of Mini Fruit Tart

mini fruit tart

Mini Fruit Tart Recipe, an ideal dessert for Christmas party

mini fruit tart dessert recipe



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    September 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    this s very healthy & delicious. i want to try this recipe for dessert.

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    Evelyn B

    December 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    These fruit tarts look great. Finally a way to eat fruits with great taste.

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    December 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I have not had the chance to try Filipino food that I recall but these mini fruit tarts look SO delicious to me. I am a big fruit lover of all times. I am anxious to make these . They would be nice for a party too.Thanks for the recipe for them.

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    Karen Hand

    December 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    This is perfect timing as I hadn’t decided on a dessert for my New Year’s Eve party. These Mini Fruit Tarts look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jeniffer G

    December 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

    This looks so YUMMYLICIOUS! But we don’t have oven, can a toaster do the same trick?

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    Jenni S

    December 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    These would make an excellent addition to my Christmas Dinner this year!! I have been wanting to try new things each year and you have some wonderful recipes, I know i will be coming back again and again!! tHANKS SO MUCH 🙂

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    December 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    wow! i will try this now. 🙂

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    Toni Cosgrove

    December 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    My kids have been wanting to try fruit tarts ever since they seen them on a cooking show. These little ones look awesome and would dress up our dinner..can’t wait to try..thank yoou for sharing

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    December 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    These tarts look adorable! I love how you can use so many different fruits!

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    angel poling

    December 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    You’ve officially made me hungry, and want to try this Mini Fruit Tart recipe. What a fantastic finger food idea! Thanks for all this food eye candy.

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    December 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    i stayed in cebu last year in lapu lapu and i can honestly say that filipino food is incredible

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    December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I love the mini foods and all the different uses. Your mini tarts look delicious

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