Tarte Recipes for Clever! Many variations for fruit tarts and a special Christmas Tarte, With cooking video!

Tarte Recipes for Clever! Many variations for fruit tarts and a special Christmas Tarte, With cooking video!

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Tarte recipe for smart, this post gives you an overview of how to prepare a sweet tarte.  

In addition to the classic tarte with shortcrust pastry, this article also looks at other dough ideas such as puff pastry and biscuit dough. 

I’ll give you an overview of the different fruits to make your selection easier. In the Tarte video you can see me making a fruit tart with a Christmas hat 🙂

Enjoy the tips from my kitchen, I wish you good luck baking it yourself!

1. Tarte classically

The Tarte is a cake from the French kitchen and is usually prepared from a shortcrust pastry. A good short pastry recipe (1-2-3 dough) consists of 300 g flour, 200 g cold butter, 100 g icing sugar, an egg. It is best to cut the butter into small pieces and process the dough quickly rather than kneading it. Lemon grated, vanilla and a pinch of salt can be added as flavours. The dough should rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour (wrapped in cling film) before final processing. Those who like it classic for the tart will change the recipe of the shortcrust pastry and make a more neutral dough: This consists of 300 g flour, 150 g butter, 80 g water, an egg and some salt.

2. Tarte recipe simple and fast

I like to use ready-made doughs such as puff pastry, strudel dough or short pastry. I just find it practical and it goes much faster. Industrially produced doughs are better than their reputation.

Puff pastry and shortcrust pastry are ideal doughs for the tart

The recipe presented here is really fast. It took me about 15 minutes of preparation to get the tart on the table. That’s what I call intelligent, fast food.

3. Which fruit fit the tart?

Tartes in verschiedenen Varianten: mit zwetschgen, Äpfel, Beerenfrüchte und Bananen
Depending on the season, the tartes can be topped with various fruits and fruit. Here are some suggestions:

3.1 Banana tart

Best to use mini bananas because the banana slices will be the right size for tartes with 10 cm diameter. The banana slices should be cut about 5 mm thick.

3.2 Pineapple start

Cut fresh pineapple or canned pineapple into fine strips and place on top.

3.3 Apple tart

The apple slices should be cut about 3 mm thick and laid on nicely.

3.4 Pear tart

Halve pears, remove seeds, peel as a rule, cut into slices and place on top.

3.5 Plum tart or plum tart

Cut the plums into 5 mm thick slices and place them on top.

3.6 Berry tart

The fresh berries should be drained. Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and currants are well suited. Cranberries can be used fresh or also from the glass. I personally don’t use strawberries.

3.7 Peach and apricot tart

Halve washed and dried peaches and apricots and remove seeds. Cut into thin slices and place on top.

3.8 Cherry tart

Cut the cherries in half, pit them and place the flat side on the dough and marzipan.

Tartes mit Kirschen sind wundervoll und gelingen ganz einfach.

4. Tarte for christmas – easy christmas tart

At Christmas time there is a pastry for preparing the tart. If you want to go especially fast, buy the cookie dough at the supermarket. Who would like to knead dough himself will find here a recommendable christmas cookies vanilla dough namend “Vanillekipferl” in Germany and Austria:

4.1 “Vanillekipferl” dough to take for christmas tarte recipe

200 g butter, cold, cut into small pieces
100 g almonds, grated
250 g flour
90 g icing sugar
2 sachets vanilla sugar
For turning or sprinkling the vanilla croissant:
6 tbsp icing sugar, sieved
2 sachets vanilla sugar

For the dough, quickly knead all ingredients, wrap in cling film and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Cookie dough as a basis for the tart, it tastes delicious!

5. Christmas Tarte Recipe Cooking Video

This tart is a “last minute” dessert for Christmas and is very easy to make. Watch the video and try it out for yourself.

6. Recipe for simple, fast tart with different fruits, also christmas tarte

Früschtetartes lecker und schnell zubereiten, Rezept Bild Tartes mit Zwetschgen oder Pflaumen
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Christmas Tarte and Fruit Tarte
Great Recipe from german chef Thomas Sixt for Banana tart, Pineapple tart, Apple tart, Pear tart, Plum tart, Berry tart, Peach and apricot tart, Cherry tarte and Chrismas Tarte with a special dough from german christmas Cookies named Vanillekipferl.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes, German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 617kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 200 g puff pastry or Vanillekipferl dough article point 4-4.1
  • 20 g Marzipan
  • 1 EL Rum
  • 1 tsp. Apricot jam
  • 80 g plums or apples, cherries, pears, bananas, see article point 3-3.8
  • 70 ml cream
  • 20 g vanilla sugar
  • 2 tsp. Beerenfrüchte
  • 1 tsp. Icing sugar / powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. Pistachios chopped
  • Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius top/bottom heat.
  • Roll out the puff pastry and cut out round circles about 12 cm in diameter. Proceed similarly with cookie dough.
  • Line the dough circles on a baking tray with baking paper and prick lightly. Spread the marzipan paste thinly over the middle of the circles.
  • Mix the rum with the jam and make available.
  • Peel the apples and cut them into small, thin slices. Cover the dough circles with the apples in a fan shape. The tartes can also be topped with banana slices, plums or berries.
  • Coat the topped tartes with the rum jam, then bake in a preheated oven until crispy.
  • Lightly whip the cream with the vanilla sugar, arrange on the plate and decorate with the pureed berries.
  • Arrange the tartes on the prepared plates, decorate with icing sugar and pistachios and serve quickly.
In the video I show a variation of this preparation with cookie dough. These Christmas tartes are a wonderful fast dessert and even the Christ Child is happy!
If you are using puff pastry please note: Puff pastry must be baked at high temperature (oven preheated 220°C). The other doughs can be baked at 180° C.

7. Calories (kcal) and nutritional values for the tart with fruits

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Tarte and Fruit Tarte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 617 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!