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No Bake Berry Almond Tart

This No Bake Berry Almond Tart is light, fruity, no bake and perfect for summer! The combination of almond and berries is one of my favorites and it’s great in this tart.

Berry Almond Tart - a no bake dessert that's perfect for summer!

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the fresh fruit. My husband and are big on fruit – both fresh fruit and fruity flavored candies, so this dessert was right up our alley. And since summer means it’s hot, not having to use your oven for this no bake tart is a big plus in my book.

To get started, combine graham cracker crumbs and almond crumbs with some melted butter. Press it into the tart pan to make the crust. If you’re unsure about to create almond crumbs, just take sliced almonds and put them into your food processor until they turn into crumbs.  You can also use almond meal/flour.

Berry Almond Tart - a no bake dessert that's perfect for summer!

The filling takes only 4 ingredients – cream cheese, sugar, almond extract and Cool Whip. It’s nice and easy to put together. If you aren’t a fan of Cool Whip, feel free to substitute in homemade whipped cream.

Spread the filling evenly into the crust and then top with fresh blueberries and strawberries. You can try to mimic my own pattern, or make your own. Fruit naturally makes some of the prettiest toppings.

Berry Almond Tart - a no bake dessert that's perfect for summer!

This tart is sure to be a hit. I took it to our small group (a church group we attend every week) and it disappeared! I thought for sure I’d have at least one piece left to bring home for myself and I was wrong. Not a crumb left and they were already asking me for the recipe. 🙂

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

No Bake Berry Almond Tart


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup almond crumbs (see tips below)
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 6 ounces Cool Whip (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, almond crumbs and melted butter. Stir to coat the crumbs with butter.  Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, sugar and almond extract; beat until smooth.  Fold in the Cool Whip.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the crust.
  4. Top the tart with blueberries and strawberries in a pattern of your choosing.
  5. Store the tart in refrigerator until ready to serve.
*To create almond crumbs process about 5 ounces of sliced almonds in your food processor until they turn into crumbs.  You can also just use almond meal/flour, if you happen to have that in your pantry.

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Lindsay Conchar

Lindsay is the recipe developer, author & photographer behind Life, Love and Sugar - a dessert blog where Lindsay shares all kinds of sweets - from cakes and cupcakes, to cookies and brownies.

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  1. postedJul 13, 2016 9:17 PM

    Love that this is no bake! What could be easier?! Plus it’s so pretty!

  2. postedJul 4, 2016 12:12 PM

    Can I substitute freshly whipped cream for Cool Whip?

    • postedJul 7, 2016 5:00 AM

      We have not tried this recipe with fresh whipped, so I’m unable to report on whether it will be successful or not.

  3. postedDec 26, 2015 6:39 AM

    This looks so refreshing, however I can not eat Cream Cheese because it is my Migraine trigger.  Is there something else I can use in place of the Cream Cheese?

    • postedDec 26, 2015 8:10 AM

      You could maybe try mascarpone cheese, but I’m not sure the texture will be the same.

  4. postedJul 26, 2015 6:15 AM

    Such an easy and beautiful tart! I bet you can change it up with peaches too.

  5. postedJul 22, 2015 8:42 AM

    What a beautiful summertime dessert!  And you just can’t beat no-bake desserts when the temperatures rise in the summer.

  6. postedJul 22, 2015 7:09 AM

    LOVE no bake desserts! This tart is just gorgeous!

  7. postedJul 21, 2015 12:49 PM

    I love no bake desserts! This is an especially pretty one, I’d love to make it for a more formal gathering or birthday! 

  8. postedJul 21, 2015 6:44 AM

    oh wow! I love seeing Lindsay here!!! I LOVE this tart .. so easy and perfect for summer!!! hooray for no-bake! 

  9. postedJul 21, 2015 6:39 AM

    No Bake in this summer heat? I’m in! Looks delicious!!

  10. postedJul 21, 2015 5:49 AM

    I love that crust!! This looks awesome!

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