rainbow fruit tart

Rainbow Fruit Tart & Fruit Salsa

Summer fruit means a favorite dessert from my childhood, this gorgeous Rainbow Fruit Tart. I’ve eaten this countless times at gatherings with our family friends growing up and it is just as good now as it was then. An easy buttery crust topped with sweetened cream cheese and fresh fruit is a crowd pleaser every single time. I’m serious—kids and adults alike will ask for a second slice and there are never enough leftovers. Dice up any remaining fruit for an easy Fruit Salsa, served with cinnamon sugar pita chips!

rainbow fruit tart

Rainbow Fruit Tart

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Shortbread Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch salt

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 1 8- oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Fruit Layer

  • 2-3 peaches, sliced
  • 6-8 strawberries, sliced or quartered
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves, heated and thinned with 1 tbsp water, if needed


  • Beat all the shortbread layer ingredients together to form a stiff dough that holds together when squeezed. Press into an even layer on a nonstick pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12–14 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Beat together the ingredients for the cream cheese layer and spread onto the cooled crust.
  • Arrange the fruit in a single layer on top of the cream cheese layer, overlapping the fruit to cover as needed. I like to do concentric circles, starting with peaches on the outside, then strawberries, followed by kiwis, and blueberries in the center. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the fruit with the preserves to give it a nice shine. Cut into wedges and serve.
Keyword seasonal produce
fruit salsa

Fruit Salsa

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups of assorted diced fruit, such as peaches, mango, nectarine, or pineapple
  • 2 cups assorted berries, such as diced strawberries or halved blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • pinch salt
  • cinnamon pita chips or graham crackers, for serving


  • To make the fruit salsa, simply combine the diced fruit in a bowl and toss with sugar and a pinch of salt. Serve with pita chips or cinnamon grahams.
Keyword seasonal produce

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