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This berry cheesecake puff pastry tart is a dreamy contrast of bright, tangy berries and sweet cream cheese filling. This ultra-creamy and dead-easy dessert recipe looks so pretty. It’s the perfect dessert when you are short on time but want a dish that wows. Serve it with whipped cream or ice cream for the perfect sweet treat everyone will love. This easy patriotic dessert is perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day.

A rectangular berry cheesecake puff pastry tart topped with rows of blueberries and raspberries is dusted with powdered sugar. A fork and a whisk are placed nearby on a star-patterned napkin. Bowls of berries are in the background.

Here’s a berry cheesecake puff pastry tart made with a handful of basic ingredients for the perfect dessert in red, white, and blue.

Got berries that you don’t know what to do with? Make these cute sparkling blueberry ice cream floats or cream cheese berry Danishes. Check out this boatload of blueberry recipes for even more inspiration! And this Italian lemon mascarpone cake is also delicious.

A rectangular berry cheesecake tart topped with raspberries and blueberries arranged in a diagnonal, placed on a marble surface. A bowl of raspberries and a plant are in the background, with forks and a star-patterned cloth nearby.

Why You’ll Love It

Easy preparation: Puff pastry is the base for these tarts, making them incredibly easy to assemble.
Good balance of textures: The flaky puff pastry crust provides a crisp contrast to the creamy cheesecake filling and juicy berries. You’ve got to try it.
Versatile: While this recipe is made with blueberries and raspberries, you can easily customize the tarts with your favorite fruits or whatever’s in season.
Great for any occasion: Whether hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving a sweet treat, these blueberry cheesecake puff pastry tarts will be a hit. Patriotic, 4th of July-themed desserts are super fun to make!

A berry tart, dusted with powdered sugar and adorned with blueberries and raspberries, is cut into squares. Nearby are forks, a red ribbon with white stars, and a cloth with a similar star pattern.

Mixed Berry Tart Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Puff pastry: Choose a good quality puff pastry for a flaky pastry with a buttery texture. You can either make your own or use store-bought puff pastry sheets.
Egg: The egg is used for egg wash, which adds a glossy finish to the pastry.
Cream cheese: Make sure the package cream cheese is softened at room temperature before using so it blends smoothly with the other ingredients.
Heavy whipping cream: This adds richness and creaminess to the filling. Ensure it’s cold before whipping for best results.
Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar is preferred over granulated sugar for the filling as it dissolves easily and creates a smoother texture.
Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice is best.
Blueberries and raspberries: Use fresh berries for the best flavor and texture. You can also mix and match with other berries like strawberries or blackberries if desired.
Raw cane sugar: Raw cane sugar can add a slightly caramel-like flavor, but granulated white sugar works just as well if you prefer.

Ingredients for a patriotic berry cheesecake puff pastry tart are arranged on a countertop, including puff pastry, blueberries, raspberries, an egg, cream cheese, and measured amounts of sugar, flour, and more.

How to Make a Berry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Tart

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Prepare the pastry: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unfold the pastry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Next, measuring 1-inch, cut the edge of the puff pastry with a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut all the way, though. Lightly beat the egg and brush the border with the beaten egg. Sprinkle the border with cane sugar.
Bake the puff pastry: Bake it for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the pastry base from the oven and allow it to cool. Once it is cool, gently press center down to make room for filling and berries.
Make the filling: In a medium-sized bowl, mix softened cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and lemon juice with an electric mixer at low-medium speed. Spread the cream cheese mixture into the center of the base.
Top with berries: Add them on top, dust them with powdered sugar, and serve.

A rectangular patriotic dessert topped with cream cheese, blueberries, and raspberries, dusted with powdered sugar. Forks are placed nearby, and a patterned napkin is partially visible.

Substitutions and Variations

Fruit alternatives: Play around with different fruits. Try blackberries, cherries, or a mix of your favorite berries in place of or with the blueberries and raspberries. Strawberries and blueberries make a yummy fruit tart.
Cheese swaps: While cream cheese is traditional, try mascarpone cheese for a richer flavor or goat cheese for a tangy version.
Sweeteners: Try honey or maple syrup; substitute it for the powdered sugar in the filling.
Crunchy toppings: Add some texture by incorporating chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts into the filling, or sprinkle on top before baking and finish with a little lemon zest.

A plate of red, white and blue berry cheesecake tart topped with cream cheese, fresh blueberries, and raspberries, dusted with powdered sugar, sits on a star-patterned cloth. Milk in a bottle is in the background.

Serving Suggestions

Appetizer: Sticking with scratch-made, bake a batch of marsala mushroom and onion focaccia and serve it with a bowl of marinated olives and feta to start. YUM!
Main: Enjoy a hearty cowboy beef and rice skillet or my pancetta pea pasta.
Dessert: Take this blueberry cheesecake puff pastry tart to another level by serving it with a scoop of blueberry cheesecake ice cream.

A red, white and blue dessert, dusted with powdered sugar and adorned with blueberries and raspberries, is cut into squares. Nearby are forks, a red ribbon with white stars, and a cloth with a similar star pattern.

How to Store Puff Pastry Tarts

To store: Store this mixed berry cheesecake puff pastry tart in an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days.
To freeze: Place the cooled tarts in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer to a freezer bag or container and store for 2 or 3 months.
To thaw: Let the tart sit at room temperature for an hour or 2, or leave it overnight in the refrigerator.
To reheat: The thawed berry cream cheese puff pastry tart should be reheated in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until warmed through, then served.

A berry cheesecake tart piece placed on a white square plate alongside a fork and a blue cloth with white stars.

Top Tips

Prevent sogginess: To prevent the puff pastry from becoming soggy, avoid overfilling the tarts with the cheesecake mixture, and consider lightly dusting the pastry with flour before adding the filling.
Even baking: For even baking, prick the bottom of the puff pastry with a fork before adding the filling to prevent it from puffing up too much in the center.
Room temperature: Allow the assembled tarts to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before baking. This helps the pastry to relax slightly and promotes even rising during baking.
Cool completely: Allow the tarts to cool on a wire rack before serving or storing to ensure that the filling sets properly and the pastry retains its crispness.

Nine squares of berry cheesecake tart topped with fresh raspberries and blueberries, dusted with powdered sugar. One square has a bite taken out of it.

Berry Cheesecake Tart FAQs

Can I use frozen berries?

Yes, you can, but the berries may release more moisture during baking, potentially affecting the texture of the tart. To minimize this, thaw and drain excess liquid from the berries before using them.

Can I make these tarts ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the tarts ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Alternatively, you can freeze the assembled tarts for more extended storage, then bake them directly from frozen when needed.

How do I prevent the pastry from becoming soggy?

To prevent the pastry from becoming soggy, avoid overfilling the tarts with the cheesecake mixture. Consider lightly dusting the pastry with flour before adding the filling. Additionally, ensure the berries are well drained to minimize excess moisture.

Can I make these tarts gluten-free?

Yes, you can make gluten-free versions of these tarts by using gluten-free puff pastry and ensuring that all other ingredients are certified gluten-free. Check the labels carefully to avoid cross-contamination with gluten-containing ingredients.

A rectangular puff pastry tart topped with raspberries and blueberries arranged in a diagonal pattern in patriotic colors, placed on a marble surface. A bowl of raspberries and a plant are in the background, with forks and a star-patterned cloth nearby.

Berry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Tart Recipe

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Berry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Tart

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Here's a berry cheesecake puff pastry tart made with a handful of basic ingredients for the perfect dessert in red, white, and blue.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients 

  • 1 Sheet puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ Cup heavy whipping cream
  • Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1 Cup raspberries, fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon cane sugar, raw or white sugar

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Unfold pastry onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Score the outer 1-inch border of the puff pastry with a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut all the way though.
  • Lightly beat the egg and brush the 1-inch border with the beaten egg. Sprinkle the border with raw cane sugar.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool, gently press the center down to make room for your filling and berries.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar and lemon juice, using an electric mixer on a low-medium speed.
  • Spread the filling into the center of pastry and top with berries.
  • Dust with extra powdered sugar and refrigerate until serving.

Notes

Prevent sogginess: To prevent the puff pastry from becoming soggy, avoid overfilling the tarts with the cheesecake mixture, and consider lightly dusting the pastry with flour before adding the filling.
Even baking: For even baking, prick the bottom of the puff pastry with a fork before adding the filling to prevent it from puffing up too much in the center.
Room temperature: Allow the assembled tarts to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before baking. This helps the pastry to relax slightly and promotes even rising during baking.
Cool completely: Allow the tarts to cool on a wire rack before serving or storing to ensure that the filling sets properly and the pastry retains its crispness.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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This blueberry cheesecake puff pastry tart is just so darn simple. If you want to impress but don’t want to take on a mammoth baking and dessert task, this is the recipe. Perfect pops of berry sweetness together with a creamy cheesecake filling. It’s delicious and perfect for a little red, white and blue.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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