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What’s red, white and blue all over?!?!?

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

THIS buttery, flakey TART!!

Well, sort of, they’re not perfect reds, whites & blues, but I’d say they get the job done. Plus, do you guys see those cute little stars made out of peaches and nectarines!?

Don’t even ask me how long those took…but it was worth it, and so fun. Just looking at this tart puts a smile on my face.

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

Which at the moment is a really good thing. You see, I just heard what was the loudest crack of thunder in my lifetime…followed by the internet going out, thus causing me to lose all the words for this post + my entire written out and carefully noted recipe. So many words, so much time and all my sanity just about got up and walked out the door.

Dang thunder.

But like I said, this tart is still putting a smile on my face. I am and forever will be a sucker for all things festive. Anything Christmas is my biggest weakness, but I like to have fun with the other holidays too! 🙂

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

And you guys, can you really believe that the 4th is this Saturday! I mean, really summer just started, but then it’s like half way over? NO.

AND I am kind of sad because my whole family is flying back to Cleveland Friday AND, it’s my oldest brother’s 30th birthday and I am missing all of it 🙁 Yep, enter giant sad face…but happy early birthday big bro, maybe if you are lucky mom and dad might just take you out for a burger and a beer. Next time I see ya, I’ll bring a cake.

Thinkin’ cookies and cream cause it’s his favorite.

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

So I get stuck with the molting chickens and the cute little goats…oh, and the cat. Life on the mini Gerard Family Farm. Someone’s gotta do it.

But umm, I kind of really want some horses. Just sayin.

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

I have a lot of other random things I shared in my previously written post, but now they just seem old and tired.

So I’m moving on to this stone fruit and blackberry meringue tart, it’s why you are all here anyway, right?!

I wanted to make something that was quick and simple for the fourth, but something that had a little festiveness to it. Honestly, when I set out to make this, I wasn’t that sure about it, but once I made it, and then made it again to perfect it, I was SO sure about it. For one, I LOVE the cuteness factor. Still freaking out over my stars. I was actually so surprised I pulled them off. I am not one to make those amazing looking desserts, they may taste good, but the cute or pretty factor is often lacking. Surprisingly though, these were actually fairly easy.

SO if I can do it, you can too!

Secondly, this pie is delicious. I love the combo of the buttery flakey phyllo dough with the honey sweetened fruits, it’s honestly SO good. The meringue is just the icing on the cake…literally, it’s not a must, but it sure is awesome. Hello toasted meringue perfection.

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

If you make the tart a day in advance, try to wait to make the meringue until just before serving. You can do it a few hours ahead if you want, but I find it’s best to serve it right after you toast it.

Plus, people kind of go crazy over the whole “toasting of the meringue” thing. Understandably though, I mean, it’s basically a toasted marshmallow, which is essentially awesome.


Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

Oh and lastly. Ice cream. Serve this with ice cream.

It’s July (practically) and ice cream should be eaten with everything. Well, maybe not pasta, but don’t hate it until you try it…

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 882 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 20-24 sheets phyllo dough
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter divided
  • 3-4 peaches sliced into half circles OR 4 peaches sliced and cut into stars*
  • 3-4 nectarines sliced into half circles OR 4 nectarines sliced and cut into stars*
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1/4 cup honey + more for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean seeds removed OR 1 vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • powdered sugar + cherries for serving


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated or caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9 1/2x14 1/2 jelly roll pan (slightly smaller pan works too).
  • Gently layer a piece of phyllo dough flat in the pan, allowing one side of the sheet to run up the sides of the pan. Brush with melted butter and then top with another sheet of phyllo dough, brush the top with butter. As you are working, overlap the sheets to create a border going up the sides of the pan. Repeat the layers until all the phyllo dough and around 4 tablespoons butter have been used.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven. The dough will be puffy, but it will flatten as it cools. Increase the oven temp to 300 degrees F.
  • Add the peaches, nectarines and blackberries to a bowl. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons melted butter, honey, Kahlua (if using), vanilla and a pinch of salt. Toss well to combine. Arrange the fruit in an even layer on the phyllo dough, leaving the blackberries on top. Sprinkle the tart with brown sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the blackberries have burst and the stone fruit is soft. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey if desired.
  • To make the meringue, place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, whisking well, until the mixture is stiff and glossy. Now add the vinegar and vanilla bean, whisk until just combined.
  • Spoon the meringue into a piping bag or into a gallon size ziploc bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe the meringue onto the tart in cute little kiss dollops. Toast the meringue under the broiler or with a kitchen torch. If using the broiler, just be careful not to forget about the burns FAST. Do not leave it in there longer than a minute.
  • To serve, dust the tart with powdered sugar and garnish with cherries. Serve with ice cream if desired.


*To cut stars out of the peaches + nectarines, slice the fruit into rounds until you get to the pit. Use a star shaped cookie cutter and cut as many stars as you can. Eat or discard the smaller scraps, add the larger ones to the bottom of the tart. **You’ll know when the meringue is stiff and glossy because the mixture will have tripled in volume and will stand up when the beaters are lifted. ***The tart can be made up to a day in advance, but try to add the meringue just before serving.
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Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart | @hbharvest

Bonus points if you use one of these ice creams. I went with the Salty Honey and Dark Chocolate Chunk. SOO GOOD.

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  1. GORGEOUS! Such pretty and cute tart! Love the meringue dollops! Everyone would love a tart like this! What a way to celebrate 4th of July!

  2. This looks amazing and especially delicious for summer!! Great idea to pair it with ice cream. The pictures make me want to try to eat it right off the computer screen!! Definitely giving this recipe a try!

  3. Bah! So sorry about losing your post! That stinks. The thunder lately has been pee-your-pants-loud hasn’t it?! Colorado. Speaking of which, we drove by Silverthorne this past weekend and I gave a very not creepy wave to you! You live in such a gorgeous place! Hope your little animals keep you company while your fam is out of town. Love this tart, too, so gorgeous! Happy fourth!

    1. Umm yeah, but that’s totally just summer here! 🙂

      And haha!! You should have told me, would have love to me ya! Next time! 🙂

      Thanks girl and happy 4th to you too!

  4. I had that same knot in my stomach, flash of heat across my brow experience reading your power outage woes as I have when it happens to me. That is absolutely the worst! If you are as well adjusted about your loss of content as you made it seem in this post, bravo to you! I guess having that tart helps alleviate things…
    It looks RIDICULOUS! I love the stars. In my opinion they are worth the time…but then again I’m not the one who had to do it!

  5. How beautiful! I love the little dollops of meringue! This is amazing. Great recipe!
    xx Sydney

  6. Love the recipe, pictures are gorgeous, but sad to hear you’ll be all alone for the Fourth. So get out the sparklers and have one of your great meals.

  7. This looks sweet, flaky, delightful and super yummy! I love the idea of cutting the fruit in stars. These fruits are my favorites!

  8. Ugh! I know the frustration of unsaved work allll too well. But this would totally make it ok for me. So pretty, and I bet it tastes amazing!

  9. Whoa this is a winner 😉 Interesting to see you added vinegar to the meringues, I should try that next time. I love the tart, the pictures, it looks too good..pinned it!

  10. Sorry you lost your whole post! Been there, done that, and I know how much ittotally sucks. At least you didn’t lose the pictures too. I am in love with those cutest ever stars, Girl. Oh, and the meringues….oh, and the blackberries. Basically I just really love this whole thing!

  11. The stars are so CUTE! They are totally worth the effort! The whole tart is beautiful and I love the flavour combination of fresh summery fruits (especially cherries, can’t get enough) with the warm toasty sweetness of the meringue and the buttery flakiness of the pastry. What type of ice cream did you serve it with in the pictures? Just wondering as it looks so damn good…