This Strawberry Tart Recipe is a fantastic summer dessert that will bring you directly to the streets of Paris. An elegant tart with a modern design makes this dessert appealing and styling. This amazing pie brings you to the next level for a dessert to impress your friends and family.
This Strawberry Tart Recipe features a sweet pastry dough, a vanilla pastry cream filling, and fresh strawberries on top.This strawberry custard tart is one of the classic French desserts that you can’t say no. Every bite bursts with berry flavor. The sweetness of the filling combined with the strawberries is just a delight. And the sweet pastry crust adds texture to make this dessert pure heaven.
This Strawberry Tart, or I should say Tarte aux Fraises (French translation) is the perfect summer fruits dessert for backyard BBQs or any parties. I love this tart for a Sunday family dinner. It’s definitively one of the easy summer dessert recipes you turn again and again all along the strawberries are in season.
Why you will love this Strawberry Tart Recipe?
- Common ingredients
- Sweet with the fresh strawberries but not too sweet
- Perfect for family diner, backyard BBQs or any party: one of the best summer fruit desserts.
- An easy dessert to impress
- One of the most classic French desserts made from scratch
- Can be prepared in advance
Note about the Ingredients:
Ensure to use good quality fresh strawberries: the juiciest you can find. They are the star of this dessert, and all the flavor comes from these berries, so use the best quality product.
How to make this Strawberry Tart?
Pie crust: The best option is to prepare the sweet pastry the day before, as it’s better to let it rest in the fridge overnight and blind bake in the morning. You will find all the options to prepare the dough a few days in advance and even how to freeze it and all about storage in a very detailed blog post: my sweet pastry recipe.
The vanilla pastry cream can be made the day before or in the morning if you plan to serve the strawberry tart in the afternoon or the evening. However, it needs to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Check the blogpost for this recipe to make the perfect vanilla filling with the right consistency and all the details about storage, etc.
Assembly: Do it only when the tart shell and vanilla pastry cream are completely cooled. Then you can assemble and decorate with fresh strawberries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you freeze the Strawberry Custard Tart?
Unfortunately, you cannot freeze this recipe. The pastry cream will split, and the strawberries will lose their texture when defrosted.
Can I make it ahead of time this Strawberry Tart Recipe,
Yes, the dough for the tart shell can be frozen; full detail on sweet pastry recipe. So, prepare the dough, freeze and defrost when ready to prepare the strawberry tart.
Otherwise, you can start the day before you plan to serve it, as I detailed in the section How to make this Strawberry Tart Recipe? Just above.
You can also prepare the pastry cream the day before.
How to store the Strawberry Tart?
The strawberry tart is best when serving the day, it’s made. Any leftovers: covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I use different fruits or berries?
Yes, you may use any berries like raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries but even other summer fruits like peach, nectarines…
Make sure to read the blog posts about the sweet pastry and the vanilla pastry cream. They are very detailed and full of tips like avoiding a soggy pie crust and preventing the pie crust from shrinking.
To make the strawberries shine:
- Option 1: 10 minutes before serving, sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on the strawberries (the tart will be lightly shine)
- Option 2: melt 2 to 3 tablespoons of an apricot preserve or strawberry jam and gently coat the strawberries using a pastry brush.
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