Betty Cracker’s Berry Tart

Betty is a front pager over at Balloon Juice, she put up a recipe the other day that Mrs J really wanted to try:

Betty Cracker’s Berry Tart

1 package puff pastry
1-1/2 cups room temp cream cheese
1 orange
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, plus more for dusting
1-1/2 to 2 cups berries (I used blackberries and raspberries)

Preheat oven to 400 F. Thaw puff pastry and unfold on a sheet of parchment paper placed on a baking sheet.Take a butter knife and score the puff pastry, creating a border about an inch from the edge in a square. Use a fork to pierce the dough inside the square only.

Bake about 12 minutes until golden brown. The middle square shouldn’t rise as high as the edges because of the holes. But if it does — no worries! Just take a fork and press it down so that the inner square is recessed and the raised edges form a border. Allow to cool completely.

Meanwhile, beat the softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Zest half the orange and add the zest to the cream cheese mixture. Add a tablespoon or so of the orange juice. The consistency should be similar to icing — maybe a little thinner.

Scrape the cream cheese mixture into the middle of the pastry and spread it evenly. Top with berries and then dust with confectioner’s sugar.DSC_1951(1600x1200)Mrs J went with strawberries and blueberries.  It was delicious!  And easy!


Posted on April 26, 2016, in Fun with Food, JeffreyW, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That looks so good..I may have to go out and get some puff pastry dough.


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