French Strawberry Tart

French Strawberry Tart Recipe
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Chilling time: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Yield: 1 tart
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
119 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 28mg 139%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 133mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

French fruit tarts are popular in Morocco. In this recipe, whole or sliced strawberries are arranged on a layer of creme patisserie in a baked sweet pastry shell. A strawberry glaze adds sheen to the finished dessert.

Prep time does not include preparation of the sweet pastry shell and creme patisserie. It's easiest to make them well in advance of assembling the tart.

This tart is light and refreshing, perfect for a spring or summertime dessert, and complements any meal.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Spread the pastry cream across the bottom of the baked sweet pastry shell.

  3. Arrange the strawberries in a pattern over the pastry cream.

  4. Heat the strawberry jam with the lemon juice or water until boiling.

  5. Use a pastry brush to apply the strawberry glaze over the strawberries.

  6. Refrigerate the tart for several hours before serving.


  • Plan ahead and make the sweet pastry shell and the creme patisserie for this tart the day before. You will need 3 1/2 to 4 hours to prepare these for the tart.

How to Store

  • Tarts with fresh fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 day. Cover tightly with plastic wrap.