Strawberry Custard Tart Recipe with Cookie Texture Crust

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You can never go wrong with strawberry tarts. Classic cookie texture crust, custard filling with cream cheese mixed with yogurt, fresh fruits on top. This mouthwatering strawberry tart recipe requires simple ingredients, and is easy to make it delicious even for the first time! Perfect to serve as a dinner dessert, or to have with tea in a summer afternoon.

How to make strawberry tart and a perfect cookie texture tart crust.

 

Servings
4-6 servings
Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Baking Equipment

Rolling Pin

Mixing Bowl

Icing Spatula

Silicone Spatula

10*10-inch tart pan

Wire Baking Cooling Rack

 

Ingredients

Strawberries 300g

Tart Crust

90g unsalted butter

30g sugar

1g salt

1 egg

1 drop of vanilla extract

21g almond flour

150g flour

Filling

239g cream cheese

40g sugar

40g unsalted butter

72g egg white

100g yoghourt

72g heavy cream

Topping

300g heavy cream

18g sugar

 

Instructions

1. In a mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar and salt. Add one egg, make two trips. A drop of vanilla extract should bring up the flavor. Sift almond flour and all-purpose flour. Blend the almond flour and all-purpose flour into the mixture, and pour them all out to do some kneading. The crust does not require too much effort on kneading, only have to make sure all the flour is well blended. Wrap them up nicely, use a rolling pin to flatten the dough a bit, and freeze for 30 minutes.

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Add a drop of vanilla extract to achieve better flavor and to make a buttery strawberry tart crust.
Sift almond flour and all-purpose flour into the bowl and mix them thoroughly.
Roll the tart crust dough flat and put them into the fridge. A critical part to make a tart crust instead of pie crust. In this way you will get a cookie texture crust.

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Tips: A stainless steel rolling pin will do much better work than a wooden one, especially when you need to keep the dough cold. 

2. Take the crust dough out of the fridge, roll it flat with a rolling pin. Use a tart pan to measure how big the crust dough should be. Gently press the crust dough into the tart pan, save the extra dough and make the rim clear. After shaping the crust dough, take a fork and prick all over the crust dough (leave the sides and the rim) to make sure it won’t plump up in the oven.

Roll the tart crust flat and use your tart pan to measure how big your crust dough should be.
Use a fork the prick the crust so it will not puff up. You can use some pie weights as well. Blind bake the crust so it would not get soggy after we pour the custard filling in.

3. Preheat the oven to 165℃/329℉, bake for 10 minutes.

4.While the crust is in the oven, we are going to make the filling. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or a firm spatula, beat room temperature cream cheese, butter, sugar, egg white, yogurt, and heavy cream until smooth.

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Tips: A nice spatula should be sturdy enough to handle tough cream cheese and butter, but also flexible to scrape the bowl side clean. 

To make the custard filling, we should smash room temperature cream cheese with a stiff spatula.

5. Take the crust from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Pour all the mixture we made into the crust, and smooth it with a spatula. Preheat the oven to 338℉, bake for 20 minutes.

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Tips:cooling rack with feet helps the air circulate to keep the tart crust crispy and not soggy. 

Take the pie crust out from the oven, let it cool on the wire rack, and pour the filling into the pie crust after.

6. In a mixing bowl, beat heavy cream and sugar until medium peaks form. The amount heavy cream and sugar is optional. Some may like more cream on top, and some don’t. It’s really up to you.

7. Mix the strawberry cubes with heavy cream mixture and smooth it with an icing spatula. Save some whipped heavy cream for decoration. Decorate it with whipped heavy cream and strawberries.

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Tips: Use a small icing spatula would be more convenient. And an offset spatula keeps your finger from messing with cream. 

Top with whipped heavy cream, and use a small size icing spatula to smooth the cream.
Mix the strawberry cubes into the cream.
Decorate the tart with whipped heavy cream and rest of the strawberries.
Decorate the tart with fresh strawberries, or blueberries, and raspberries. Add any fruits you like.

8. Cover the tart with sugar powder (optional).

A dusting of icing sugar will make the fruit tart pop. It's optional.

9. Cool the tart in the fridge or have it with your friends and family right away!

Enjoy this strawberry tart with beautiful plate! You can serve on thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Notes:

1.Some recipes may skip the step that put the crust dough into the fridge to save some time. However, if you do love a cookie texture crust instead of pie crust, do not leave out this critical step. It’s necessary and actually takes much less troubles than you thought, and the result comes out really good.

2. For the filling, I use yogurt instead of sour cream, since I want my tart to be fresh and light, but sour cream will also do the trick, even better if you prefer a creamy taste.

3. About the strawberries. I bought some fresh strawberries from the local market, and instead of making strawberry jam, I cut them into small cubes to mix with the filling, and save some for topping. You can go with strawberry jam instead, it may take some time to make some of these at home, but it will bring you a better rich taste.

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