Summer Fruit tart with mango coulis

Summer fruit tart is a delicious,super easy and 3-ingredient tart filled with butter-scotch ice cream and topped with fresh seasonal fruits. Its the perfect make ahead dessert for Mother’s Day,brunches or any other celebration. 

Summer fruit tart

“My mother ..she is beautiful,softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow up and be like her.” 

Fact: I am supposedly all grown up now, but I still want to be like my mother. Pardon the mush, but its mothers day and I am allowed to be sentimental. 

  • whether you a working mother or a stay at home mom,
  • someone who takes help of others to raise their kids or does everything on her own, 
  • whether you had a C-section or went through the pains of a normal delivery,
  • whether you breast fed your baby for long or weaned her off early, 
  • whether you are a disciplinarian or a chilled out mom, 
  • whether you feed her only healthy food or you strive to strike a balance,
  • whether you are a no TV kind or anything is cool type,
  • whether you still have some post natal weight or are a yummy mummy, as far as I am concerned, no mother should be judged. No matter what or how they raise their kids. 

The fact is every mother wants only the best for their kids. And they do the best that they can. This Mother’s Day I have this very sincere request for everyone. Lets put a stop to judging mothers and simply feel thankful for the amazing mothers we have. Lets celebrate the mothers and make them feel special every single day, not just one day in a year. 

summer fruit tart

This week has been all about Mother’s day special food on Lapetitchef. While I shared my much loved nankhatai or butter cookies that make a great edible gift, there was also the chocolate espresso banana bread you could surprise her with..and lets not forget the watermelon margarita granita. Heck, moms need margaritas more than anyone else I know. And I do know my share of business honchos and richie rich people. There was a super delicious and healthy Raw mango -Papaya Som Tom and tomorrow I will share just one more delicious and perfect cocktail, but this dessert is make ahead and is incredible easy and so delicious that I decided to post it now. If you are looking for something more, take a look at my skillet brownie with salted caramel sauce of last yr or even these scrumptious Nutella stuffed crepes. Your mom would be thrilled with any of these!

Morning has been crazy bad with a hosting issue and turmoils that come with having your site down for 3 hrs. After many emails and what felt like being on call for hours, my site is back up, finally. To celebrate this, I wanted to go and chill with a glass of Lychee Rose Cocktail (recipe coming up tomorrow on my FB fan page and Instagram), but instead opened the refrigerator to the sight of a half eaten tart and realised I simply must post this now! 


Coz if I don’t post this today, there is no point of me posting this. You can make this tart anytime you want. Its got all your favorite things and the best part is it takes 3 ingredients (barring the fruits of course). I mean , come on.. a 3 ingredient, 15 minute taking tart that looks this incredible??!!! Stuff of my dreams I tell you!

Many of you grown ups lost our taste for buttery frosting and fondants (I hope you did!) long back..and if you haven’t yet, this delicious summer tart filled with your favorite ice cream and topped with fresh fruits with make sure you forget those cakes that take hours to make and months to knock off the weight and guilt.

summer fruit tart

I was thoroughly inspired by one of my favorite blogger Sonali of the amazing Sugaretal fame in making this dessert. I first sighted this on Pinterest and ever since then its been on my to do list. I finally decided to take the plunge and treat myself to this incredible tart yesterday. 

summer fruit tart

I did switch the anzac cookies for basic whole wheat oatmeal cookies and the vanilla ice cream for my favorite butterscotch. There is no real rule to this dessert except making sure that the biscuit crust holds. Load with your favorite fruits, cut a slice and enjoy this delicious summer tart with your mom and family this Mothers Day. 

For the next time though, I might add some strawberry or blur berry coulis and add some chocolate somewhere! 

We can’t ever thank our moms enough for all that they do for us, but as I keep saying food is a small and simple way of showing them our love and I hope you take this opportunity to make your moms feel like the queen of hearts that they truly are. 

To all my mommy friends here’s wishing everyone a beautiful and blessed day with your loved ones. Keep rocking.



summer fruit tart

Disclaimer: I was thoroughly inspired by one of my favorite blogger Sonali of the amazing Sugaretal fame in making this dessert.
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Summer Fruit tart
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A delicious summer tart that needs only 3 ingredients and 15 mins of active time, is filled with icecream and topped with your favorite fruits!
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: Continental
Serves: 10 slices
  • 250 g wholewheat oatmeal cookies
  • 75 g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 litre butterscotch ice Cream (store bought), softened, leave out for 5-10 minutes before you need to fill the tart
  • ½ cup mango/strawberry/blueberry coulis (whichever you like, I went with mango coulis)
  • Your favorite seasonal fruits. I used mango, lychee, chickoo,plums,grapes.
  • Optional: Soak the fruits in kirsch or vodka for a gentle kick.
  1. I used a 21 cm spring form pan for this. You can use any tart pan of any shape with a removable base.
  2. Start by making the tart base:
Use a rolling pin to make fine crumbs of the cookies. Alternately use a processor. I prefer the rolling pin coz it provides better texture.
  1. Add the cubed butter to it and rub with your fingers till it reaches a sand like texture. Test a little by pressing some between your fingers, it should hold form.
  2. Spoon the crumb mixture into the tart pan and use your fingers to spread it all over the pan and over the sides. Then, press the mixture gently with the base of a small glass and ensure it sticks to the pan.
  3. Freeze for 30 minutes or longer till set.
  4. When frozen, (make sure of this), pour the softened ice cream on to the prepared tart case. Transfer to the freezer. Freeze for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Drizzle with whatever fruit puree you like and top with your favorite fruits. Dust with icing sugar.
  7. Serve!!

21 thoughts

  1. Swayam, what a beautiful tart! And sweet thoughts about your mother and mothers in general. My mother was a world-class cook and I always enjoyed being in the kitchen with her from birth, so I think of her often as I’m cooking and writing about food. Of course, in my blog post this week, I was thinking about another aspect of her personality.

  2. This is such a beautiful fruit tart! Every summer I say that I am going to make one, and every summer, I don’t. I’m definitely going to do it this year!! 😉 I love the flavors in this. They sound amazing and the selections of fruit you chose looks so good, My own mother would definitely love this!

  3. Never apologize for getting “mushy” about your mom, Swayam! They deserve it! My own mom is an angel now (lost her in 2003), and I miss her always but especially on Mother’s Day. I’m spending time thinking about her after eating the wonderful Bacon and Pecan Waffles my hubby just made for me! Your tart is gorgeous, and I wish I indulged more often! I’d make it for sure 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!
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  4. I don’t think I could have waited for those amazing photos to eat this beautiful tart. I just love all of the beautiful colors and it looks so refreshing for warmer days.

  5. Such a lovely gift to all mothers ! The way you have expressed your feelings makes me feel like i’m reading an established author ! when r u going to publish your own book ? memories n dinner stories !Just put all the dinner stories together in a book form, some photo n choose a good title ! love d way you decorate n photograph your dishes ! love you dear ! carry on the good work !

  6. Such a gorgeous idea for a summer tart! Who wants to slave over a custard on a hot day when there is ice cream 😀 Love all the beautiful fruits on top too!

  7. I love that quote about growing up to be like your mom! I miss my Mom every. single. day. But I was so lucky to have had her 🙂 I see her in Me all the time, when I was younger it drove me crazy, but know I am thankful I have so many of what we call “Marleneism’s!

    Now about that tart? I can’t even believe how simply stunning it looks. It is definitely going to make an appearance at a family gathering of ours soon! Wow! Thanks for Sharing!
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  8. You always say the exact thing we need to hear at the exact moment we need to hear it. Moms need to start supporting and stop judging. Thanks for that excellent reminder and for this great tart! What a perfect dessert for summer with all that fresh fruit! Butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors!

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