Red Berry Tart

A favorite when I go to BBQs (parties, hackathons, your folks’ place), this red berry tart is fairly easy to make and packs a huge wow factor.


  • Graham Cracker Crust

  • Vanilla Custard Filling

  • Red Berry Dessert Topping


  • Bake the crust and let it cool

  • Make the custard, pour into crust

  • Make the red berry topping, spread over the top

↓ This is a component-based recipe. ↓

Graham Cracker Crust

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  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 6 tbs butter (melted)

  • 1/3 cup white sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • pulse graham cracker in food processor or use muddler to crumb in bowl

  • combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl

  • press into pan, forming into crust shape

Vanilla Custard Filling

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  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in milk until smooth.

  • Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly.

  • Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.

  • Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan.

  • Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.

  • Remove from the heat. Gently stir in vanilla.

Red Berry Dessert Topping

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  • 1/2 cup raspberries

  • 1/2 cup strawberries

  • 1/4 white sugar

  • 1 squirt honey


  • Dice berries

  • Combine all ingredients

  • Let rest for 15 mins