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picture perfect raspberry tart Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy DeliciousButtery crust, creamy filling, berry goodness.

Picture Perfect Summer Dessert

Some of my favorite desserts are the least fussy. Who would argue that a bowl of berries and cream is not the perfect topper for a perfect summer day? (No one in this house, anyway.) Now if I want to ratchet up the featured berries, to gob-smacking awesome, I simply add pastry to the mix.

Last February, while enjoying a ridiculously enjoyable day in a Darigold demonstration kitchen, I received a folder of recipes from pastry chef Pierre Fauvet.  As I spied the first recipe, fresh raspberry tart, the clouds parted, angels sang, rainbows appeared, and winged unicorns performed a fly-by. (Hyperbole? I think not.) Plump, huge, ruby red, perfumed and delicious, Raspberries are the jewels in the fruit crown of what I grow. I will showcase them in any way worthy of their hold on me.

Pierre’s recipe called for pastry cream, but I was impatient yesterday, so I opted for a simpler option found in Darigold’s FRESH magazine, one with a sour cream, cream cheese, orange infused layer. It’s called a Sour Cream Raspberry Tart. The buttery pate sucree shell is all chef Fauvet’s, and one that pairs perfectly with this berry dairy dessert.

Pate Sucree Dough 1 Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy Delicious Pate Sucree is very forgiving, like a cookie dough Play-Doh.

Pate Sucree | Tart Dough

Serves 8-1772
Meal type Dessert


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks unsalted @ room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla


This pate sucree recipe is from pastry chef Pierre Fauvet, who shared it during his presentation at the Darigold demo kitchen in Seattle, WA.


Step 1
Cream together in electric mixer, butter, sugars, and salt (2-3 minutes on medium speed)
Step 2
Add flour, beat on low speed for 30 seconds, mixture will look like wet sand.
Step 3
Add egg yolks, and mix on low until dough comes together.
Step 4
Cut in half and form into two disks of dough, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Step 5
Remove disk, let it stand for 30 minutes and then roll out a 12'' circle to about 1/4" thick.
Step 6
Press dough into a 10" tart pan and up the sides. Patch holes and cracks with excess dough.
Step 7
Prick dough in 4-5 spots on the bottom with a fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 8
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 -25 minutes until light golden brown. Cool to room temperature

 raspberry cream dream tart Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy DeliciousMy kind of assembly line: shortbread crust, sour cream filling and freshly picked raspberries

Sour Cream Raspberry Tart


  • 1 Pate Sucree Tart Shell
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese (softened, room temperature)
  • 1 Cup sour cream (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 Cups Raspberries (or berries or fruit of your choice)


Adapted from recipe found in Darigold's FRESH magazine.


Step 1
Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Step 2
Add all sour cream but only one spoonful at a time to prevent lumps and fully incorporate.
Step 3
Add sugar and orange zest.
Step 4
Place in air tight container and refrigerate for one hour.
Step 5
When ready to serve tart, spread sour cream filling over shortbread crust.
Step 6
Artfully arrange berries on top of sour cream filling.
Step 7
Optional: Heat a couple tablespoons of jelly or seedless jam to brush on berries for a dressed-up presentation. It looks nice If serving the tart over several days, I'd avoid this step as it softens the berries and crust.

arranging raspberries tart art Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy DeliciousSis and Mom, berry pickers extraordinaire, adorned the tart with raspberries. I might have been wearing the pie had I taken their pictures after a day of working around the homestead. I told them they always look beautiful; but they begged to differ.

one last raspberry tart  Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy DeliciousMom puts the finishing touch on the sour cream raspberry tart while I grab some plates, forks and knifes. (Nice work ladies!)

sour cream raspberry tart slice Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy Delicious

So delicious no matter how you slice it (in my humble opinion).Thumbs up to raspberry tart Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy DeliciousMom and Sis, my pretty, albeit shy berry pickers, concur — thumbs-up delicious!

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