Raspberry Lemon or French Vanilla Tart

Saturday, April 24, 2021
If you love fresh fruits and creamy filling pies, this tart will be a new gourmet tasting favorite to make all summer long.

We have two flavors made with fresh berries, one is a Lemon Tart with a baked filling using sour cream plus cream cheese and the other is a French Vanilla Pudding made on the stovetop, both equally delicious.

I just love these different style tarts, and the French Vanilla pudding is a classic old-fashioned flavor.

The crust is a buttery-rich crunch or you can use any cookie, graham cracker,  and even your favorite pie crust recipe.

We even had tips to make a quick instant pudding pie if you're in a hurry, but both recipes are detailed using all wholesome ingredients and made from scratch.

Berries are plentiful all summer long so don't miss trying this delicious gourmet style tart and use any kinds of berries you have from the farmers market and will work perfectly.

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this is a raspberry lemon tart filled into a butter cookie crust with raspberries on top

this is a raspberry French vanilla pudding pie with powdered sugar on top in a butter cookie crust

Quick Desserts

As I mentioned if you're looking for a quick dessert then you need to use instant pudding, premade crust and berries and call it a day.

Don't be intimidated by scratch ingredients because if you tackle this recipe it's super easy to make.

In just minutes with a few tools, you will have a great dessert that bakes all together or a stovetop pudding that will wow anyone after taking that first bite.

this is a lemon raspberry tart with triple berry sauce on top

Tools You Will Need 

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Bowl
  • removable bottom tart pan
  • saucepan
  • electric mixer
  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Grater for zest
  • Lemon extractor

this is french vanilla pudding


  • use any kinds of berries or a mixture
  • add some berries to the filling
  • Always use fresh lemon and lemon zest
  • store leftover in the refrigerator
  • garnish with powdered sugar or triple berry sauce
  • top with whipped cream when serving
  • substitute any other kind of crust you prefer
  • white chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips are a nice garnish to use as well

this is a lemon tart batter with cream cheese

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Lemon Filling:
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • grated lemon zest
  • lemon
  • flour
  • vanilla extract
  • fresh raspberries
  • For the French vanilla filling:
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • milk
  • egg yolks, slightly beaten 
  • butter softened 
  • vanilla bean paste (or you can use pure vanilla)
  • Butter Cookie Crust: (or use store-bought pie crust
  • flour
  • salted butter softened
  • granulated white sugar
  • egg, lightly beaten

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Raspberry Ricotta Cake
Red Raspberry Filled Jelly Buns
Red Raspberry Cobbler

this is a pie crust poked with a fork in a removeable bottom tart pan

Crust Substitutions

  1. Use a store-bought pie crust
  2. A graham cracker crust can be used in place of the butter crust
  3. Any kinds of cookies crushed made into a crust with butter can be used IE vanilla wafers, shortbread, coconut cookies, etc. just add use this recipe for graham cracker crust and substitute

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this a pin on how to make a filled French Tart

Lemon Lovers

These just shout summer and are the perfect take-along when your entertaining or just want to impress someone.

Everyone loves the fresh citrusy flavors or our classic pudding-like filling both are truly delectable!

Take your pick or make both and let us know how you like our recipes.

Raspberry Lemon or French Vanilla Tart

Raspberry Lemon or French Vanilla Tart

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 1 MinCook time: 36 MinTotal time: 37 Min
Here is a fresh berry tart made with either a lemon filling or french vanilla topped with berries. Both recipes are easy and with a butter cookie crust.


  • For the Lemon filling:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 12 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of  flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton of fresh raspberries, 2 cups
  • Optional: Triple Berry topping see below at the end
  • For the French vanilla filling:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste (or you can use
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla)
  • Butter Cookie Crust: (or use store-bought pie crust)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Mix all together until it forms a ball.


  1. NOTE: For the Crust (the crust is fully baked for only French Vanilla Tart since that is a custard-filled pie made on the stovetop poured into a baked pie shell.
  2. For making the Lemon Tart the dough must be partially baked for ten minutes at 350 degrees.
  3. 1 removable bottom tart pan sprayed with cooking oil and poke holes in the dough randomly with a fork.
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. For the Crust Instructions:
  6. Spray the tart pan with cooking spray.
  7. Roll out the dough to fit the pan.
  8. Poke holes in the dough bake at 350 until the edges are brown.
  9. Cool.
  10. Lemon Tart Instructions:
  11. Combine the eggs and sugar and beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  12. Add the cream cheese, beat until smooth.
  13. Add the sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, flour, and vanilla and process just until smooth.
  14. Pour the filling into the partially baked crust.
  15. Bake at 375 until the middle is set around 35 minutes.
  16. Cool, add topping, and garnish with berries.
  17. French Vanilla Filling Instructions:
  18. 1 prebaked butter cookie crust
  19. homemade filling ( or use instant french vanilla if you're in the hurry)
  20. In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  21. Gradually stir in milk.
  22. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils.
  23. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  24. Gradually stir at least half of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then stir back into the hot mixture in a saucepan.
  25. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat.
  26. Stir in butter and vanilla paste blending evenly.
  27. Pour pudding into a cooked pie shell.
  28. Cover with wax paper and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until chilled.
  29. Garnish with berries.
  30. Triple Berry Topping:
  31. 1 cup red raspberries 
  32. 1 cup blackberries
  33. 1 cup strawberries or blueberries 
  34. 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, 
  35. 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 
  36. 2 teaspoons water or Chambord (optional) 
  37. Put berries, sugar, flavoring in food processor pulse puree leaving some chunks. 
  38. Add water and cornstarch in a cup and stir till smooth. 
  39. Place berries in a saucepan heat till boiling, add the cornstarch, cook another minute until thickens, just a few minutes. 
  40. Cool. 
  41. Pour on top of cooled pie garnish with more berries.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2017. It was edited and re-published in 2021


  1. This tart would be a hit with my family, too! Beautiful!!!

  2. Delicious! Raspberries over strawberries any day, great little tart!

  3. Lemon tart is such a great dessert. Love your version with berries!

  4. The raspberry with the lemon is a perfect flavor combination. Really worth the little bit of extra work to make the crust from scratch. It was delicious!

  5. I'll go for vanilla! That custard looks to die for! Thanks for sharing

  6. This is so pretty and so yummy! My family and I love these, and I can’t wait to make these again tonight!

  7. I love desserts that combine raspberries and lemoen, Claudia. I'm drooling all over this! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  8. This tart has become mine and my daughter’s favorite! Such a yummy and addicting dessert! Making these again!

  9. It is yummy and delicious! I made the tart today: the best tart crust ever with the beautiful filling. I will be making it again. Thanks!

  10. What a luscious looking dessert. Love the combo of raspberry and lemon together!

  11. What a beautiful tart, I love anything with berries in it!

  12. I love the idea of the raspberry lemon tart topped with whipped cream! It sounds so zingy and fresh, my type of dessert food! Also like the alternative French Vanilla idea, what a classic! Thanks for sharing.


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