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Fresh Berry Tarts

July 13, 2010


Summertime calls for refreshing and light desserts. Berry tarts are nice because they highlight the season’s best produce in their natural state.

These are so simple- they really take about 7 minutes to prepare. In addition, they’re an economic but classy solution to the summer appetizer/dessert dilemma.

The berry tarts have 4 elements– the “crust”, the jam, the yogurt and the berries.

Now here’s the secret: the crust is baked wonton wrappers.

  • 50 wonton wrappers are $2.50
  • They crisp up in 5 minutes with little to no oil
  • They’re the perfect base to both sweet and savory tarts



Fresh Berry Tarts

Courtesy Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County

Special Equipment:

Mini muffin tin

Prep time:

Active- 6 minutes     Inactive- 5 minutes


How ever many you want. Seriously!


  • Wonton wrappers
  • 1 – 2 cups Greek yogurt, flavored if possible
  • 1 – 1.5 cups all fruit jam
  • 1-2 cups fresh berries or fruit slices


  1. Turn oven to 375* F. Spray mini muffin tin with vegetable oil and then press wonton wrappers into the holes.
  2. Bake for 5-7 minutes until lightly brown. Cool on a cooling rack.
  3. Add about 1 tsp of jam, 1 heaping tsp of Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit to each tart. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Variations + Tips:

  • For a sweeter base, spray the wonton wrappers with vegetable oil and sprinkle cinnamon sugar before baking.
  • You can use plain coconut milk yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt
  • Look for the ingredients at the Farmers’ Market-Most sell Greek yogurt and there are bound to be berries!

Different combinations:

  • Blueberry jam/ blueberry Greek yogurt/ blueberries
  • Strawberry jam/ vanilla Greek yogurt/ strawberries
  • Peach preserves/ maple Greek yogurt/ sliced peaches
  • Pepper jelly/ plain Greek yogurt/ sliced cherry tomato


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Step 1 left, Step 2 right


Farmers’ market blueberry Greek yogurt. Even the blueberry jam on top is local!


Fresh berries



Today was my first day teaching Back Yard Pool. Another guard and I go around to residential pools to teach kids how to swim. The YMCA pool where I usually work is indoors so it’s so nice to be outside in the sun!

My uniform is a bathing suit and I spend the day hanging out with kids in their 88* pools…what a job. 🙂

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2010 12:19 pm

    Your berry tarts look soo good and so simple to make. This dessert seems right up my alley!

  2. July 13, 2010 10:00 pm

    My Stepmom made something just like that on 4th of July. They were so delicious and light 🙂

  3. July 14, 2010 2:05 am

    Those look so pretty and simple! Will have to try them!

  4. July 14, 2010 4:10 am

    YES! I have just the stuff I need to make these little desserts! I never dreamed of using wonton wrap as a “crust.” But now that you’ve opened my eyes, hundreds of possibilities are rushing into my brain!

  5. July 14, 2010 5:05 am

    These are really pretty, despite being so simple. I will confess that I really dislike prepackaged wonton wrappers, but oh they are versatile. Another neat flavor with the berries might be mascarpone or ricotta. And hmm I wonder if you could use beets and goat cheese.

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