Mixed Berry and Almond Tart

This sweet fruit tart is packed with juicy frozen mixed berries in a crisp buckwheat and almond pastry. The tart is topped with the remaining pastry and can be cut or shaped with stars or leaves - or any festive decoration you wish!
Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time38 minutes
Total Time1 hour 13 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8


For the pastry

  • 1/2 a cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 of a cup of coconut oil at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons of filtered water

For the filling

  • 6 cups of mixed frozen berries
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of ground cinnamon


  • To prepare the pastry, add the buckwheat flour, ground almonds, flaxseed, arrowroot, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt to a large mixing bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the coconut oil to the mixing bowl and rub into the flours with your fingers to form a heavy crumb texture.
  • Add the filtered water a little at a time and bring together using your hands to form a dough. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes to chill.
  • Whilst the dough is chilling, add the berries to a large bowl with the maple syrup, arrowroot powder, ginger and cinnamon. Stir well to combine and set aside until ready to use.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, 160 for fan assisted.
  • Remove the chilled pastry from the fridge and press into the base and edges of a large loose-bottomed tart tin. The tin used for this recipe measured 35 x 12.5cm (14x5in) The pastry should be of an even thickness on the base and sides - about 4mm. Reserve the remaining pastry to one side for your decorations.
  • Prick the pastry base with a fork and transfer to the oven for 8 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Stir the berries again, then spoon into the part cooked pastry, tightly packing the fruit. Drizzle the juices from the fruit bowl over the top of the fruit.
  • Transfer to the oven to bake for 20 minutes until the fruit is tender and releasing their juices.
  • Whilst the tart is cooking, roll out the reserved dough to 3mm thick. Use your preferred cookie or pastry cutters to cut decorations from the rolled dough.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the tart from the oven and arrange the pastry decorations over the top of the fruit. Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes until the pastry is cooked through and golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.


Recipe by Emma Carter
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