Berries and Cream Tartlets

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 14 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs 5 min
Yields: 8 tartlets


New York baker, and owner of Buttercup Bake Shop, Jennifer Appel loves sharing her passion for baking, and does so with these delightful tartlets. Stunning to look at, these elegant desserts are made even easier with our refrigerated sugar cookie bar dough, and a mixture of seasonal berries. This is one dessert you and your guests won't want to miss.


  • 8 four-inch nonstick pans are needed for this recipe
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 package (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mixed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries


PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

BREAK off 3 squares of cookie dough and form into a ball. Lightly coat the dough with flour and roll on lightly floured surface to about 1/8-inch thick (wide enough to fit 4-inch tartlet pan). Place dough in ungreased tartlet pan (if you do not have non-stick pans, then grease). Push dough into the grooves of the pan and flatten the bottom with a disc or drinking glass. Place tartlet pans on a baking sheet.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown on top. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes (cookie shells will have risen a bit in oven, but will settle upon cooling).

MEANWHILE, BEAT water, 1/2 cup cream and pudding mix in small mixer bowl on low for 1 minute or until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Beat remaining 1/2 cup cream in another small mixer bowl on high until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into pudding mixture until well incorporated.

REMOVE shells from pans to serving plates with tip of knife. Spoon 1/4 cup of pudding mixture into each cookie shell up to rim. Place a small handful of berries decoratively on top. Refrigerate for up to 1 hour or serve immediately

delight anytime!

by S. Sue , Pittsburgh, PA on May. 2010

this is a delightful dessert anytime--turns an ordinary day into an extraordinary day! with frozen fruit available year round it can be enjoyed throughout the year!

Berries and Cream Tartlet

by J. Jane , Pendleton, IN on Apr. 2009

I made this for school today and it was a hit! I used a muffin pan as I did not have a tartlet pan and it worked. Placed chunked papaya on top as fresh berries were too high this week. This is a keeper recipe!

Mix and Match to get More !!

by D. DeLura , PITTSBURGH, PA on Apr. 2009

Why not have fun and use different types of pudding fillings, like cheesecake, chocolate or french vanilla. Lemon would be a pleasant change too. You could also change the crusts to match the puddings !! Use different fruits for toppings too, like bananas and sprinkled pecans for chocolate, mandarin oranges and or Pineapple on lemon, maybe blueberry or cherries on cheesecake. You can turn this into so many different desserts ! This is a fun recipe !! Let your imagination lead the way!!

Very easy and fast

by B. Brandy , on Apr. 2009

was a big hit at my house and have to make again.

Easy and Good

by J. Janice , San Francisco, CA on Apr. 2009

I use whatever berry is in season and looks the best. This makes a spectacular dessert for special occasions but is easy enough for every day treats too.

Berries and Cream Tartlets

by M. MayBelle , Riceville, IA on Mar. 2009

I have tried a lot of recipies from this site and this by far is the best one ever. It is simple and easy. I would use my own sugar cookie recipe next time. The prepared cookie dough got soft after the first day. It made it difficult to pick up. My family liked just one type of berry on each one instead of mixing them. I will be making these over and over .

sweet desert

by T. TINA , Ogden, UT on Mar. 2009

love this recipe taste great

Simply Elegant

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Mar. 2009

they were so easy to make and beautiful to present to our guests, tasted wonderful............


by K. KEN , Strongsville, OH on Mar. 2009

served to family....wanted more. so easy to make

so easy

by l. leslie , superior, CO on Mar. 2009

This is so easy and looks like its from a fancy bakery.