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Strawberry Cream Tart

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

Perfect for any occasion!

This Strawberry Tart is a wonderful dessert for any occasion… Mother’s Day, birthdays or any time you feel like a creamy and delicious strawberry dessert! You can’t beat a buttery shortbread crust topped with a creamy vanilla filling and fresh strawberries.  So good.

Strawberry Cream Tart

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

Recipe Tips:

  • Make the tart in this order:  The recipe is split into 3 parts: The Crust, Cream Filling and Strawberries and Sauce, so make each in that order…crust first, then filling, then topping.
  • Making the crust:  I like to use my food processor to make the crust.  It’s so simple and turns out beautifully.
  • Pressing the crust into the tart pan:  To prevent the custard filling from spilling out of the pan, when pressing the crust into the pan, make the sides slightly higher than the centre. To do this, press the mixture up towards the edge of the pan, which creates a slight indentation in the centre of the tart pan.
  • To Chill or Not to Chill.  You can serve this tart pretty soon after you make it, but I do prefer to let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour before I cut into it…the warmer this tart is, the more likely the pieces are to fall apart when you cut it.
  • Can I make it ahead? Yes!  You can make this a day ahead of when you want to serve it.  If you are worried about adding the strawberry sauce too soon, make the crust and filling ahead of time then add the fresh strawberries and sauce right before you serve it.

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 and Sauce…so make each in that order.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Tart



The Shortbread Crust:

  • 1 1/4 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:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, process the flour, sugar and salt for about 10 seconds.
  3. Then add the chunks of butter and process until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the egg yolk and process again until the egg is thoroughly combined.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from tart pan and cool.
  7. Set aside.

The Cream Filling:

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

The Strawberry Topping:

  1. Cut 2 1/2 cups of strawberries into quarters. Set aside.
  2. Take the other 1/2 cup of strawberries and puree. I used a hand blender.
  3. Put the strawberry puree and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and corn starch. Then add the mix to the strawberry puree.
  5. Stir constantly until sauce thickens. Set aside to cool.
  6. Once the sauce has cooled, pour it over the cut strawberries, and mix well.
  7. Pour the cream mixture into your tart shell.
  8. Add strawberries.
  9. Let rest for 30 minutes then serve. Or if you would like to serve it chilled, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Keywords: strawberry tart, cream tart

Crust recipe adapted from homemadesimple.com, Filling recipe from Lemonbasil, Sauce Recipe from Lemonbasil
Strawberry Cream Tart

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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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    Courtenay@Creek 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 foodepix.com.

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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. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

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    Roslyn@Sew 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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