Heart Shaped Orange Berry Rustic Tarts

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These heart shaped, Orange Berry Rustic Tarts bring the sweetness of Valentine’s Day to life. Colorful, light to the touch, crisp to the ear, and sweet to the tongue, their baked goodness fills the home with sweet, fruity fragrance and the warmth of crackling pastry. They’re like baked love, satisfying all the senses at once.

Heart shape berry tarts on a platter

In partnership with Truvía®

Valentine’s Day, famous both for sweets and whispering sweet nothings, begs for just the right amount of sweetness. The sweetness in these tarts comes from the berries, the orange, and the Truvía Spoonable, with natural sweetness from stevia leaf extract. Stevia leaf extract comes from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant. So you get all the sweetness you want, but with less sugar – just ¾ teaspoons of Truvia Natural Sweetener equals the sweetness of 2 teaspoons of sugar.

I like these rustic tarts. They are easy to make and don’t need to look perfect, because, well, they’re rustic. You can use a cookie mold if you like, but for these beauties you really just need your hands to fold the dough towards the center a little in order to hug the fruit.

oranges, Truvía Spoonable jar and a bowl with berries

A Word about the Dough

You want your dough flaky and buttery. If you don’t have time to make it, go ahead and use store bought pie dough. But if you have more time, I really recommend making your own dough.

It’s easier to make than you think, the secret is keeping your ingredients, especially the butter, cold. If you have a food processor, great, you’ll have dough in minutes. If not, you’ll just need a pastry cutter or a couple of forks to mix the flour with the butter.

A heart shaped berry tart

If you make these heart shaped orange berry rustic tarts, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us on social media using the #mamalatinatips hashtag. I’d love to see it and have a chance to share it as well.

Heart Shaped Orange Berry Rustic Tarts

Ingredients

For the Pastry

  • 2 1/2 cups (310 gr) all purpose flour + a little more to dust your working space
  • 1 teaspoon Truvía Spoonable (affiliate), America’s #1 natural, zero-calorie sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (250 gr) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 egg, for egg wash before baking

Or you can get store bought pie dough.

For the Filling

  • 4 cups (600 gr or 20 oz) chopped berries of your choice
  • 3-4 tablespoons Truvía Spoonable
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • Zest of two oranges

Tools

  • Food processor or pastry tool
  • Zester
  • Plastic wrap
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • 2-3 baking sheets
  • Heart shaped mold (14 cm or 5.5 inches long) or stencil (get a heart stencil here)

Making the Dough

Place flour, Truvía Spoonable and salt in the food processor, give 2-3 pulses to mix.

Add half the butter and pulse approx 10 times. Add the other half of the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like rough sand.

Pour in half the water, pulse 3-4 times. Add the rest of the water and pulse 3-4 times more. The mixture should look barely wet, still sandy but when you take some in your hand and squeeze it should hold its shape.

Form a couple of balls with the pastry (please don’t overwork it) and cover with plastic wrap. Take the rolling pin and roll the pastry (in the plastic) to flatten. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (making the dough in advance is better and you will save time on the day you make them).

Spooning Truvia sweetener on berries

Mix fruit with Truvía Spoonable, taste for sweetness and adjust if needed. Add corn starch and orange zest. Cover and refrigerate.

A bowl with berries and orange zest

Take the dough out of the fridge and let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees F (approx 200 degrees C). Flour your work space and rolling pin.

Roll the dough out until thin. Cut the hearts using the stencil or a cookie mold. Place the heart shaped dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

cutting hearts of pie dough

Place 2 tablespoons of the fruit mix in the center of each heart. With your fingers, pinch the dough at the bottom of each heart together. Then, gently fold the dough at the top of the heart to create a heart shape (See photos). It’s ok if it is imperfect.

Chopped berries on top of a heart shaped dough
Heart shaped berry tarts before baking

In a small bowl, beat the egg just enough to make the yolk and white combined and become homogenous. With a kitchen brush, lightly brush the egg wash on top of each pastry. This will give it a shiny, golden color when baked.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

berry tarts with a Truvia Spoonable jar

More Sweet Ideas

Be sure to check out more sweet, reduced-sugar recipe ideas below:

Happy Valentine’s Day

Enjoy!

Heart shaped berry tarts
5 from 12 votes

Heart Shaped Orange Berry Rustic Tarts

Prep Time55 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigerate dough1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 12 rustic tarts

Ingredients

For the Pastry

  • 2 1/2 cups (310 gr) all purpose flour + a little more to dust your working space
  • 1 teaspoon Truvía Spoonable
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (250 gr) cold butter, cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 egg for egg wash before baking
  • Or you can get store bought pie dough.

For the Filling

  • 4 cups (600 gr or 20 oz) chopped berries of your choice
  • 3-4 tablespoons Truvía Spoonable
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • Zest of two oranges

Tools

  • 1 Food processor or pastry tool
  • 1 Zester
  • 1 Plastic wrap
  • 1 Parchment paper
  • 1 Rolling pin
  • 2-3 baking sheets
  • 1 Heart shaped mold 14 cm or 5.5 inches long or stencil (get a heart stencil link on notes)

Instructions

Making the Dough

  • Place flour, Truvía Spoonable and salt in the food processor, give 2-3 pulses to mix.
  • Add half the butter and pulse approx 10 times. Add the other half of the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like rough sand.
  • Pour in half the water, pulse 3-4 times. Add the rest of the water and pulse 3-4 times more. The mixture should look barely wet, still sandy but when you take some in your hand and squeeze it should hold its shape.
  • Form a couple of balls with the pastry (please don’t overwork it) and cover with plastic wrap. Take the rolling pin and roll the pastry (in the plastic) to flatten. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (making the dough in advance is better and you will save time on the day you make them).

Making the Tarts

  • Mix fruit with Truvía Spoonable, taste for sweetness and adjust if needed. Add corn starch and orange zest. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Take the dough out the fridge and let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees F (approx 200 degrees C). Flour your working space and rolling pin.
  • Roll the dough out until thin. Cut the hearts using the stencil or a cookie mold. Place the heart shaped dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of the fruit mix in the center of each heart. With your fingers, pinch the dough at the bottom of each heart together. Then, gently fold the dough at the top of the heart to create a heart shape (See photos). It’s ok if it is imperfect.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg just enough to make the yolk and white combined and become homogenous. With a kitchen brush, lightly brush the egg wash on top of each pastry. This will give it a shiny, golden color when baked.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit tarts, How to make berry tarts, How to make pie dough, Valentine’s Day desserts
Author: Silvia

Notes

Find a heart stencil here: https://www.mamalatinatips.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Heart-template-tarts.pdf

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Alexandra
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Alexandra

These tarts are so sweet – what a clever idea to have them heart shaped. This will make a lovely treat for Valentine’s Day.

Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland
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Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland

This berry tart sounds so yummy! I’ll have to slightly modify the recipe to make it gluten-free but I bet its going to taste just as yummy!

Cristina Petrini
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Cristina Petrini

Absolutely adorable. Romantic and with that pinch of orange that makes them really tasty! Yummy!

Joan
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Joan

These look adorable, I love that you used truvia since I am trying to avoid sugar in my diet. Also I like how dainty they are would definitely have more than one.

Amber Myers
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Amber Myers

I just love these! I’ll be making them for sure. I love tarts like this. Yum!

Chelle Dizon
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Chelle Dizon

That is really perfect for this upcoming Valentines Day. That Heart Shaped Orange Berry Rustic Tarts looks really delectable and yummy.

Sarah Bailey
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Sarah Bailey

Now, this sounds absolutely amazing, I bet it is a lovely mix of sweet and the crisp of the tart. If only I could try one right now.

Melissa
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Melissa

These look so great! What a super cute Valentine’s Day Treat!

Chad
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Chad

These tarts are the cutest and they look soooo delicious! I will try the recipe, i am so excited.

Georgina Nderitu
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Georgina Nderitu

Wow! I have never seen anything like this. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe, so unique and so much fun!!

What Corinne Did
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What Corinne Did

Those tartlets are so pretty and such a great idea! i would have never thought of doing the crust like that!

Aishwarya Shenolikar
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Aishwarya Shenolikar

These look so incredibly well prepared. I mean they are so pretty, I’d have trouble eating them! Love love love it!! So unique!

Tara Pittman
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Tara Pittman

These are so pretty. I need to make these for dessert tonight.

Vanessa Mota
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Vanessa Mota

This is such a cute and tasty way to celebrate Valentine’s, love it!

Heather
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Heather

These are adorable. I bet they are yummy. I’m all about fruit tarts!

Heidi
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Heidi

If those tarts taste as good as they look, they must be amazing! What a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.

nadj
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nadj

Perfect for valentine’s day! They’re so cute!

Hannah
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Hannah

Oh these are gorgeous! Perfect for Valentines 🙂

GiGi Eats
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GiGi Eats

These are just so pretty and creative! So perfect for this LOVE-ly day! 😉

Monidipa Dutta
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Monidipa Dutta

The recipe sounds really great and truly it is worth a try. And I will give it a try.

lexi
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lexi

omg these look so awesome and delicious

Kate
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Kate

How sweet!! I love how light and flaky these are. Yum!

Ale
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Ale

This recipe is so cute! Love the form and colors.

Jason
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Jason

This looks so creamy and dreamy.

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