German Fruit Tart Recipe



Happy Monday once again :-)

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love poking around at Marshalls and TJ MAXX. I usually find something unique and on my last shopping trip I discovered a German pie dish for fruit tart. Not that I actually knew how to bake one, but there was no way I'd leave a German pie dish for $4.99 at the store. So to use it I researched some recipes and found this total gem! It is easy to bake (believe me!) and a fun and fast project. I made one yesterday morning before breakfast for a proper Sunday afternoon coffee-klatsch. Here is the recipe, translated for you by yours truly. Guten Appetit!



  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 and 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1Tbs baking powder
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 1 pound of strawberries, halved
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 Cup Whipping cream




All ingredients should have room temperature. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a metal pie baking dish (doesn't have to be a German one haha).

Beat margarine, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs and salt until foamy. Mix the baking powder with the flour and stir half of the mixture into the liquid ingredients with a spoon. Follow with 1 Tbs milk, then the rest of the flour and the other Tbs milk. Stir until a smooth dough forms.

Fill the dough evenly into the pie dish and bake it at 350 degrees on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove cake from baking dish, let it cool and cover it with strawberries (all types of berries work very well!)
For the glaze, mix together the sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Whisk in the water and bring to a boil over medium heat; boil gently for one minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Spoon the glaze evenly over the fruit. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.