Friday, July 4, 2014

A Ridiculously Easy 4th of July Treat

Happy 4th, lovelies!! I always love this holiday. Beach days, good food, good friends, good beer and fireworks to top it off. I hope you enjoy celebrating your freedom in a fun way this holiday weekend (with plenty of sunscreen, of course!). If you're heading to a cookout or need a (seriously) last minute dessert to contribute, here's a quick and embarrassingly easy patriotic fruit tart.  I made this in seven minutes last night! Enjoy!! 

 So festive...and easy!

My mom made this recipe the last time I was home because we wanted something sweet, but not too decadent. All you need is a store bought shortbread crust (or homemade, if you're feeling especially domestic), some fresh berries, and a few containers of honey Greek yogurt. Or you can use about 1 1/2 cups of plain Greek yogurt and add 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1 tbsp of honey. Whatever you have on hand!

Patriotic Fruit Tart

2 containers of honey Greek yogurt 
~2 cups of fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries - whatever floats your boat)
1 premade shortbread crust 

Evenly spread one container of yogurt in the bottom of the shortbread crust. Add half of the berries to cover. Add the other container of yogurt on top of the berries and spread evenly. Decorate the top with the remaining berries. Let it chill in the fridge for about 2 hours and enjoy!

That's it. I told you it was insanely easy. But nobody needs to know that. Jazz it up with a decorative pattern on top or just throw the fruit on there and dig in! 


We couldn't wait for the 4th, so my hubby and I began the celebration last night and had this for dessert with a Strawberry Blond ale from our favorite local brewery, Frothy Beard. So good. So American.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!


  1. This looks delicious! Happy 4th!!!

    1. Thanks! It is pretty darn good. I hope y'all had a great 4th!!

  2. Now thats what I call a way to celebrate 4th of July haha. I guess next time I will be doing some heavy fireworks but I will not just forget about making this treat for myself haha. Thanks for it.