Mini fruit tartlets

Mini fruit tartlets

15 min
These mini fruit tartlets are the perfect bite-sized treat, refreshing and creamy. They are delicious both to finish the iftar and as a sweet treat for suhoor with their rich tart crust, creamy filling, and fresh berries. You can prepare these tasty treats in a matter of minutes with a few basic ingredients. They are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • In a large bowl, whisk Puck Whipping Cream and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • While whisking continually, add Puck All Purpose Cream, zest and juice of the lime and a pinch of nutmeg until you get a smooth and even consistency.
  • Scoop a couple of tablespoons of the cream into the pre-baked tart bases and top with fresh mixed berries.
  • Garnish with a few shreds of lime zest and serve.

When making fruit tartlets with berries, use fresh, ripe berries for the best flavour and texture. They should be plump, firm, and have a vibrant colour. Avoid berries that are mushy and too soft. Rinse and clean them gently but thoroughly under cold water before using them. Pat them dry and remove any stems or leaves. To keep the fruit tartlets from getting soggy, assemble them just before serving or as close as possible. Serve them immediately for the best taste and presentation; alternatively, store them in the fridge until they are ready to be served.

Questions about fruit tartlets

Fruit tartlets are a delicious, sweet treat bursting with bright flavours and colours. With our recipe for mini fruit tartlets with mixed berries, you will be able to make these cute treats at home in no time. Read on to learn more below.

How to make a tartlet?
To make these easy fruit tartlets, get out your pre-baked tart bases. Combine cream and caster sugar in a large bowl and whisk until light and fluffy, then, still whisking, add Puck All Purpose Cream, lime zest and juice, and nutmeg and whisk until it is smooth and even. Fill the tart bases with the cream filling and top with fresh mixed berries. For a final touch, garnish with lime zest.
What is the best fruit tartlet crust?
Many different types of crusts can be used for fruit tartlets depending on your preferences, the specific recipe, and whether you are using store-bought crusts or are making them yourself. A shortcrust pastry is considered to be one of the most basic types of pastry dough, making it a popular choice for creating desserts and fruit tartlets. This shortcrust tartlet dough is made with flour, butter, a small amount of water and sometimes various flavourings, resulting in a crumbly and short pastry with a texture similar to a shortbread cookie, perfect for topping with berries to make delicious fruit tartlets.
Can you freeze a fruit tartlet?
It is possible to freeze the crust for fruit tartlets for 1-2 months. We do not recommend freezing the entire fruit tartlets as the cream filling does not freeze well. To freeze the crust, wrap it tightly in cling film or foil and place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you are ready to make your fruit tartlets, remove the tart bases from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes, then add the filling and fresh berries.
What is the difference between pie and tartlet?
The main difference between a pie and a tartlet is the crust. Both tarts and tartlets have shallow sides and a bottom crust that is thicker than a pie crust so it can stand and be served on its own, while a pie is typically softer and has a bottom and a top. Tartlets are smaller and individual versions of tarts.


170 ml
Whipping cream
375 ml
Caster sugar
115 g
Tart Bases (6-inch)
Mixed fresh berries
150 g
Zested and juiced lime fruit
1 tsp
Lime fruits zest

Easy fruit tartlets with fresh berries

There is nothing quite as lovely as a mini fruit tartlet, especially when it is loaded with a lush assortment of fresh berries. These tiny treats pack a punch of flavour with a rich, creamy tartlet filling and juicy ripe berries on top of a buttery crust, giving you the perfect balance of taste and texture. The fresh berries add a pop of colour and a burst of sweetness with a subtle hint of lime juice and zest in the cream for added zing. These bright and fruit-filled desserts are sure to impress any crowd.

For more delicious dessert recipes, be sure to check out our fresh fruit salad with cream, tiramisu with cream, and balah al sham.

Choose your favourite berry mix

With an array of berry options to choose from, you will be able to create the perfect fruit tartlet paradise for your taste. Whether you prefer the classic strawberry and blueberry combo or want to branch out with a mixed berry medley of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, the possibilities are endless with our mixed berry tartlet recipe. And let us not forget the bonus of impressing your friends and family with a delicious selection of juicy berries bursting with sweet and tangy flavours.

Mixed berry tartlets with a creamy tartlet filling

To balance the juicy, flavourful berries on top of the sweet mixed berry tartlets, the smooth and creamy tartlet filling is made with whipping cream, cream, caster sugar, lime zest and juice, and nutmeg. The whipping cream adds a light and airy texture to the filling, making it smooth and easy to spread into the tart bases, while the cream offers a natural flavour with an extra rich texture. Adding caster sugar, lime zest, and juice gives the filling the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness with a refreshing citrusy twist. A pinch of nutmeg rounds off the flavours with a subtle warm, nutty and slightly sweet aroma. The combination of these ingredients creates a smooth and creamy filling that complements the sweet and juicy mixed berry tartlets perfectly.

Add your own touch

Add your own touch to the fruit tartlets by experimenting with different fillings. Instead of only using the traditional creamy tartlet filling, try adding a dollop of flavoured custard, chocolate ganache, or even a fresh fruit puree. Make a ‘nest’ of cream filling in the tartlet bases and fill the middle with ganache, custard, or puree.

You can also play around with the toppings and add different types of fruit like grapes and kiwi slices to the berry mix. You can even sprinkle with some chopped nuts or chocolate shavings for a crunchy twist. For a more polished and glossy finish, brush the berry topping with warm jelly or jam. It gives the berries a nice glaze and adds an extra layer of flavour to the fruit tartlets.