Strawberry Custard Tart Recipe

Do not let a strawberry season go by without making this beautiful and delicious Strawberry Custard Tart.  This Strawberry Tart is so simple to make and so beautiful to look at with the lovely fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Custard Tart Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Strawberry Custard Tart Recipe
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into tablespoon-size slices
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 quart large ripe whole strawberries, hulled strawberries (if necessary to wash them, do so very quickly, and drain on rack)
  • Pinch of lemon zest (rind), freshly grated
Fruit Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam or red currant jelly (or use jam or jelly of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons water
Strawberry Custard Tart Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a food processor, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder.  Pulse once or twice.  Add butter by tablespoons and process until butter is incorporated and mixture is reduced to small crumbs (it will not form a ball).

  3. Pour crumb mixture into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom.  Press crumbs gently over the bottom and half-way up sides of pan, approximately 1/8-inch thick.  Do not pack mixture down too firmly.  Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. While crust is baking, combine egg yolks, sour cream, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.

  5. Remove baked crust from oven and immediately pour egg yolk mixture into the hot crust.  Return to oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the internal temperature registers at least 160 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

  6. Remove from oven, let cool, and then refrigerator until serving time.

  7. When ready to serve, arrange whole strawberries on top of the custard.  Lightly brush the strawberries with the Fruit Glaze.  

  8. To serve, lift the tart from the side of the pan and place on a serving dish or cake plate.

Fruit Glaze Instructions:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the jelly and water until syrupy.  Remove from heat and let cool.


Dessert Recipes    Fruit Pies & Tarts    Strawberries    Summer   

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