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 & Sauce…so make each in that order:



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:

  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. Serve immediately, or chill before serving.

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 🙂

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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 …

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply Ali Richardson February 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Oh yum! That looks scrumptious!

  • Reply Mallorie Owens February 27, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    This looks amazing! And almost too pretty to eat 🙂

  • Reply Natasha d February 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    That looks awesome!! Nice job Joanna!!!

  • Reply Jennifer 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!

  • Reply MyFudo™ 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!

  • Reply Jo February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

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

  • Reply Bake-A-Holic 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.

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply Jennifurla February 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    That’s “almost” to pretty to eat.

  • Reply RecipeGirl February 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    It looks perfect!

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply Jenn March 2, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    Gorgeous Pics!

  • Reply Deana 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…

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica@MakingHomeSweeter March 3, 2012 at 6:46 AM


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