Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day offers lovers and singles alike the chance to eat some pretty amazing desserts. Lucky for you: we have a way better fruit tart that is going to up the ante for all future Valentine’s Day desserts.

There is no better sweetener than fresh, local honey. Oh, and did we mention it’s an aphrodisiac? Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Sweet Potato Chips add the perfect sweetness and crunch to the crust of this honey mousse fruit tart.

The buzz of a honeybee hive is a magical, enchanting sound. With bee populations in decline across the U.S. and around the world, backyard beekeepers are integral to keeping the populations healthy and afloat. The docile insects will keep your garden full of fruit and your flowers abloom. Each flower the bees touch brings a different flavor or scent to the honey back at the hive. From the prized Tupelo honey in Floria to the dark and flavorful Buckwheat honey here in Minnesota, each lends a perfect touch to this light and fresh fruit tart.

Local honey, fresh fruit, and a sweet potato chip crust will make this fruit tart a winning dessert for any occassion.

While everyone is inundated with chocolate this holiday, we offer you this delicious alternative. Crumbled Sweet Potato tortilla chips make up the base of the tart, with just enough sweetness and just enough salt for the perfect crust. Want to make this a gluten-free dessert? Easy! Just swap out the flour for your favorite gluten-free flour alternative, and you’re all set!

Cream cheese adds a tanginess to the honeyed mousse. Fold it in gently to the whipped cream, creating a fluffy, light, and totally craveable mousse filling. Top with your favorite fruits for a beautiful boost of color, flavor, and antioxidants! Share with your special Valentine… or eat it with your besties. Everyone should enjoy this decadent dessert equally.

With a sweet potato crust, honeyed mousse filling, and juicy raspberries, this fruit tart is a way better dessert.


Honey Mousse Fruit Tart

  • prep: 30 minutes
  • cook: 20 minutes
  • servings: 4-6


1 bag Simply Sweet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips

3 Tbsp ice water

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp sugar

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled

1 large egg yolk

1 8oz. package of cream cheese

¼ cup sugar

1/3 cup honey (plus more for drizzling)

1 ½ cups whipping cream

1 cup assorted sliced fruits, for topping (for example, strawberries, grapes, banana)


For the Crust:

In a food processor or blender, grind the chips into a fine dust. You should end up with slightly more than one cup. Add the water, and pulse again until incorporated.

Add the flour and sugar. Pulse to combine, then add the cold butter and pulse until the pieces are no bigger than peas.

Add the egg yolk, and again pulse until the dough comes together. Turn out onto some plastic wrap, form into a disc, wrap and freeze for 20 minutes (or chill for an hour in the refrigerator).

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Press the dough into a 10” tart pan, prick with a fork, and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden. Let cool before filling.

For the Filling:

With a mixer, cream half of the sugar, all of the cream cheese, and the honey together until smooth. Set aside.

With the whisk attachment on the mixer, whip the remaining sugar with the whipping cream until it holds stiff peaks. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream until homogenous and smooth.

Spread into the prepared crust, top with your fruit, and refrigerate until serving. Before serving, drizzle with extra honey!

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