Strawberry Cream Tart

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?

 

 

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

 

Strawberry Cream Tart
 
The recipe is split into 3 parts: Crust, Cream Filling and Strawberries & Sauce...so make each in that order:
Ingredients
The Shortbread Crust:
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 large tart pan
The Cream Filling:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup sour cream
Strawberries & Sauce:
  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch
Instructions
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 2½ cups of strawberries into quarters. Set aside.
  2. Take the other ½ 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. Serve immediately, or chill before serving.
Crust recipe adapted from homemadesimple.com, Filling recipe from Lemonbasil, Sauce Recipe from Lemonbasil

 

 

Have a delicious day!

Comments

  1. Sounds so yummy :)

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

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

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

  5. Oh yum! That looks scrumptious!

  6. This looks amazing! And almost too pretty to eat :)

  7. That looks awesome!! Nice job Joanna!!!

  8. 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!

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

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

  14. That’s “almost” to pretty to eat.

  15. It looks perfect!

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

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

  18. Gorgeous Pics!

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. Beautiful! Just bought some fresh strawberries this morning, I might have to give this a try! :)

  24. Drooling!

  25. Beautiful! This would be so good at the tea party I’m throwing!

    We’re just starting a link up party and love it if you’d share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

  26. This tart would not last five minutes in our house–it is wonderful looking!

    I hope you can stop by and share at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    Erika

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