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Strawberry Cream Tart

A Strawberry Cream Tart recipe with a buttery shortbread crust, creamy vanilla filling and fresh strawberry topping!

Last week I saw a dessert on Pinterest that I knew I had to make……it was screaming to me from the computer screen!  So I clicked over to the original source, and saw the most amazing looking Strawberry Cream Pie from LemonBasil. Yum!  I decided to make mine a tart because we love tarts!  Perfect for a mid-winter pick-me-up wouldn’t you agree?

Strawberry Cream Tart

Strawberry Cream Tart

So come on in, and have a slice…it’s just tooooooo delish not to share!

Strawberry Cream Tart

A Strawberry Cream Tart recipe with a buttery shortbread crust, creamy vanilla filling and fresh strawberry topping!  The recipe is split into 3 parts: Crust, Cream Filling and Strawberries & make each in that order:
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Author: Jo-Anna Rooney


The Shortbread Crust:

  • 11/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into chunks
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 large tart pan

The Cream Filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Strawberries & Sauce:

  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch


The Shortbread Crust:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a food processor, process the flour, sugar and salt for about 10 seconds.
  • Then add the chunks of butter and process until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Add the egg yolk and process again until the egg is thoroughly combined.
  • Press the mixture into a 10 inch tart pan (making the sides slightly higher than the centre) and bake for about 15-18 minutes. Again make sure to prick the tart with a fork several times while baking, and watch it carefully.
  • Remove from tart pan and cool.
  • Set aside.

The Cream Filling:

  • In a sauce pan mix together sugar, corn starch, flour and salt.
  • On medium-high heat, slowly stir in the cream. Stir constantly and bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Stir until thick.
  • Stir a little of the hot mixture with the egg, then return to the saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, cool then chill.
  • Once chilled, add sour cream and mix well. I used a hand blender to make a creamy consistency.
  • Set aside.

The Strawberry Topping:

  • Cut 2 1/2 cups of strawberries into quarters. Set aside.
  • Take the other 1/2 cup of strawberries and puree. I used a hand blender.
  • Put the strawberry puree and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar and corn starch. Then add the mix to the strawberry puree.
  • Stir constantly until sauce thickens. Set aside to cool.
  • Once the sauce has cooled, pour it over the cut strawberries, and mix well.
  • Pour the cream mixture into your tart shell.
  • Add strawberries.
  • Serve immediately, or chill before serving.
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Crust recipe adapted from, Filling recipe from Lemonbasil, Sauce Recipe from Lemonbasil


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  • Reply
    Claudia Moser
    February 26, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Sounds so yummy 🙂

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    February 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Your family must get SOO excited every time you bake! Looks like a magazine picture!

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    North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard
    February 26, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    I wish I was closer, I could go for a piece of that pie ! Yummy …

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    [email protected] Line House
    February 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Your tart is stunning! …and I just happened to have bought myself a brand new tart pan. How convenient!

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    Ali Richardson
    February 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Oh yum! That looks scrumptious!

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    Mallorie Owens
    February 27, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    This looks amazing! And almost too pretty to eat 🙂

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    Natasha d
    February 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    That looks awesome!! Nice job Joanna!!!

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    February 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    This looks so fabulously yum! I just had a fruit tart the other week from Safeway and I thought to myself.. ” I need to make one of these” I’ll let you know how it goes!

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    February 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    I can see this is an exciting treat to make…My whole family will love this. Thanks for sharing!

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    February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

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    February 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    This tart looks bright and delicious.I love tarts too! It’s nice to have a little slice of summer when it’s so cold out.

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    Simply Tia
    February 27, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Beautiful, tantalizing and delicious looking!!!! Those are the words I’m gonna use to describe what I think about this amazing strawberry cream tart! I love it!

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    February 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    YUM! I’ve been getting strawberries on sale, which baffles me in the middle of winter, but I love it. This would be perfect!

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    February 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    That’s “almost” to pretty to eat.

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    February 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    It looks perfect!

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    Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art
    February 28, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    GORGEOUS!!so yummy looking and your photography is so pretty. good job.

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    Daily Deal
    February 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Loved it! I have made this recipe several times now for picnics, work functions, and family events. Everyone seems to love it.

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    March 2, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    Gorgeous Pics!

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    March 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    I just pinned your beautiful photo…..I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party starts Fri.6pm-ct-Sunday midnight…

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    Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World
    March 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    this is amazing and lovely!- I pinned and saved this to try very soon. This will be especially wonderful when we get lots of strawberries in season!

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    March 3, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    despite the fact that i can’t eat most of the ingredients…your photos are stunning.

    🙂 once the strawberries hit the farmer’s market i will be converting that to gluten and sugar free… 🙂 but the good news…i can eat dairy again.

    sharing at pinterest.

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    Lindsi B
    March 3, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    When can I expect my piece? I found you on Tater Tots and Jello. I’d love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer.

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    [email protected] Delicious
    March 3, 2012 at 4:05 AM

    Beautiful! Just bought some fresh strawberries this morning, I might have to give this a try! 🙂

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