Fresh Strawberry Tart

Fresh Strawberry Tart
  • 1 (8 ounce) ball sweet pastry dough
  • Sweet Cheese Mixture:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Strawberries:
  • 1 pound fresh ripe strawberries, hulled, halved
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place pastry dough on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out dough to a round disk about 1/8-inch thick and 12 inches in diameter. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  3. Brush outside 2 inches around the edges of circle lightly with water. Tightly curl up a bit of the edge of the dough to give it a rounder shape with a slightly thickened edge. If some edges are thicker than others, pinch off excess and add to thinner edges forming a circle with even edges. Roll each edge again just once to make the edges thick enough to crimp. Crimp crust with your floured fingers.
  4. Use a fork to "dock" the bottom surface, covering it with tiny holes to prevent the dough from bubbling up as it bakes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes. Do not turn off the oven.
  6. Place cream cheese, creme fraiche, egg yolk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and lemon zest in mixing bowl. Mix together thoroughly. Carefully pour a thin layer of mixture evenly into pastry shell (you may not need all the cheese mixture).
  7. Transfer filled tart to oven. Bake until cheese layer is set and crust is browned, about 20 minutes. Let tart cool completely to room temperature before adding berries.
  8. Arrange berries cut side down, pointy end out starting with the larger berries around the edges. You can lean strawberries up a bit as your work your way toward the center. Cut some berry halves in half again to fit into any gaps on the cheese layer.
  9. Place apricot jam and 2 teaspoons water in saucepan. Heat over low heat until thin enough to brush. Let cool slightly before brushing generously over all berries and crust. Transfer tart to serving plate.

04/06/2018
Fresh Strawberry Tart, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

Comment on this content
Tofu and Ground Pork with Peas
Tofu and Ground Pork with Peas
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir green ..
279
Greek Artichoke Appetizer
Greek Artichoke Appetizer
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).Grease a 10x7x..
71
Billy's Pasta Salad
Billy's Pasta Salad
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pas..
70
Ultimate Cod and Coconut Stew
Ultimate Cod and Coconut Stew
Rub enough olive oil onto cod fillets to coat; season with s..
254
Zingy Pesto Tuna Wrap
Zingy Pesto Tuna Wrap
Lightly stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, pesto, lemon jui..
108
Sweet White Corn Casserole
Sweet White Corn Casserole
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Combine whole ..
80
Chicken Corn Soup
Chicken Corn Soup
Place chicken, celery and onion into a large stock pot and c..
495
Carrot Soup with Potatoes and Cream
Carrot Soup with Potatoes and Cream
Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butte..
77
Peach Avocado Salsa
Peach Avocado Salsa
Gently mix peaches, jalapeno pepper, red onion, red bell pep..
219
Fresh Fruit Custard Tart
Fresh Fruit Custard Tart
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pie crust in 9-inch pie..
172
Fresh Fig and Goat Cheese Tart
Fresh Fig and Goat Cheese Tart
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).Mix spelt flou..
92
Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad
Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad
In a large bowl, toss berries with sugar and let stand at ro..
76
Fresh Strawberry Jam
Fresh Strawberry Jam
Place chopped apples, lemon, and water in a saucepan. Bring ..
97
fresh strawberry sauce
fresh strawberry sauce
Combine strawberries, sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and balsam..
667
Fresh Strawberry Scones
Fresh Strawberry Scones
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking..
657
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Combine sugar, gelatin, cornstarch, and salt in a medium sau..
827