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Three Berry Tart

words by Celeste Leal • images by Frankie Leal

As we move into summer and the local Farmer’s Markets begin to open, I can’t help but think how lucky we are to have such a variety of fruits at our fingertips. Though the fruits are delicious all by themselves, we have a recipe that is sure to sweeten them up! Chef Bill Hassett of Masterpiece Catering has prepared for us a perfect 3 Berry Tart. The sweetness of the berries with the homemade crust greet your taste buds in a delightful way. So keep this recipe in mind the next time you visit your local Farmer’s Market or have some extra fruit you don’t know what to do with. Enjoy

1 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 C. Butter - Very cold put in the freezer 15-20 min
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
1/4 Tsp. White Vinager
1-2 Tsp Water
Sift together flour, salt and sugar into processor bowl. Add butter, one tablespoon at a time until incorporated. Add egg yoke and one tablespoon of water if dough is dry. Add remaining Table spoon of water. Chill one hour then roll out on floured parchment. Roll crust onto rolling pan and transfer to tart pan. Bake in 375 degree oven about 12 minutes and fill.

Berry Filling
I pint blueberries
26 strawberries
12 Oz black berries
1 12 oz red current jelly
(heat slowly until liquified)
Wash and dry berries. Arrange in tart pan and spoon red current over berries. Refrigerate about thirty minutes.
Chef’s Note:
Tart can be made with any berries or combination of berries


About the Chef:
Chef Bill Hassett has been in the culinary industry for 24 years and has owned and operated several restaurants in that time span. Currently Bill is the owner of Masterpiece Catering, specializing in everything from small intimate dinners, Birthday’s, Wedding’s, Reunion’s, Corporate Events, Family Gathering’s, Holiday parties or any other special events that you may have. Call Chef Bill Hassett today to reserve your evening with a master of the trade. 559.393.5147

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