Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Neighboring Mountain Views

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State of Vermont Mixed Berry Tart Recipe

State of Vermont Mixed Berry Tart

Servings: 8 to 10

Total Time: 1 hr. 55 min (includes chilling and cooling time)



1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 large egg

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1 1/2 cups King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour


8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup heavy cream

4 cups mixed berries, (I used raspberries and blueberries)

1/2 cup apricot preserves


What You’ll Need: a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom; pie weights

Preparing the crust:

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the salt, egg and cream; beat until incorporated. Add the flour and beat until a dough comes together. Form the dough into a disc and then press it evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour, or freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the tart crust with foil and fill with pie weights. Bake until the edges of the crust look set and just barely golden, about 15 minutes. Remove the foil and pie weights, and continue to bake until the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes more. Cool completely.

For the filling:

In a large bowl, combine Philadelphia cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, and beat with an electric mixer until soft and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and continue beating until the mixture holds stiff peaks, occasionally scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula, 2 to 3 minutes more. Spread the cream cheese mixture into the cooled tart shell and smooth with an offset spatula. Top with the berries.

Combine the apricot preserves and a splash of cold water in a small bowl, microwave until warm, about 45 seconds. Strain through a fine sieve into another bowl. Gently brush the apricot glaze over the berries.

Serve the tart immediately. You may refrigerate for up to 3 hours.

Another great recipe from Pond Mountain Inn!





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The Romance of the Vermont Road Trip

Driving Woodstock’s Ottauquechee River… take a spontaneous trip to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Exactly like nothing else…. When it comes to travel, prominent landmarks aren’t always the impetus for a trip. For some, the destination is determined by the property – thankfully we have both!

See the Pond Mountain Inn Day Trip Itinerary Three • Woodstock / Quechee, Vermont






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A Vermont Road Trip Must Include Glassblowing at Simon Pearce!

Internationally recognized, Simon Pearce is best known for exquisite hand-crafted
glassware and hand-thrown pottery. Here, we watched glowing raw glass being
transformed into necessary luxuries using centuries-old traditions by skilled artisans…
watching for over an hour we were able to interact with several of the craftsmen and
women. The Hydro Power Plant harnesses the natural energy of the falling water to
produce the power that drives the glass furnaces – Fascinating!

See all Our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries at Pond Mountain Inn!





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A Birdwatchers Paradise Minutes From Pond Mountain Inn

Pileated woodpeckers are the largest of the common woodpeckers found in most of North America. With a height of almost 20 inches and a 30 inch wingspan makes it easy to spot while hiking. A recent guest was looking for a nice hike that offered stunning views so we sent her to The Mount Equinox summit, only 35 minutes from Pond Mountain Inn!






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Travel the Vermont Cheese Trail for Tours and Tastings

The 25 Most Important Cheeses in America caught the attention of Bon Appétit, who included 6
local Vermont Farms & Creameries. Travel the Vermont Cheese Trail for Tours & Tastings – 7 within easy driving distance of Pond Mountain Inn.

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The Night Sky at Pond Mountain Inn is Magnificent for Star Gazing

The Night Sky is magnificent for Star Gazing. It’s amazing what can be seen from the property! You
won’t see the Pillars of Creation above, but read about what we get to see most nights! And… the
left “pillar” is approximately four light years tall!!

Find out more about Star Gazing at Pond Mountain Inn. 






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Discover Vermont Roadside Historic Site Markers

Unveiled in 1947 the Vermont Roadside Historic Site Marker program has proven an effective way to commemorate “things of significance” in Vermont. Over 250 cast-aluminum green markers, crested with the distinctive gold state seal, are placed throughout Vermont to commemorate diverse topics, including the birthplaces and homes of United States presidents and legislators, Red Sox players, and founders of world-famous organizations like Cadillac, Lincoln, Rotary International, and Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as homes of famous authors and artists the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Pearl S. Buck, Robert Frost, and Norman Rockwell.

See much more in Our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries.