Baking & Desserts Recipes

Glazed Strawberry Tart

21st July 2015

Summer is officially underway, and to most people nothing says summer more than a glut of British Strawberries. There’s no end of ways to use strawberries, be it on their own with some whipped cream, dropped into an ice cold glass of Pimms or coaxed into some fantastic jam towards the end of the season, but one of my favourite things to do with them is make strawberry tarts.

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It’s a perfect summer dessert. You could even make mini ones to take on picnics. The recipe is really quite simple, sweet pastry, creme patissiere and strawberries. The recipe would also work well switching out the strawberries for other fruits such as kiwi, peach, grape or anything really!

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I use a basic sweet pastry (paté sucreé) recipe from the BBC good food website as my base. I usually make in bulk and have some in the freezer, but if you’re short on time the ready made stuff would work. Using a fluted shallow flan or quiche tin works well for this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 portion sweet pastry
  • about 12-14 large strawberries, greenery removed and sliced in half lengthways
  • 2 tbsp apricot or strawberry jam to glaze
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 1 egg yolk (for the egg wash)

For the Creme Patissiere (makes ~750ml)

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 40g cornflour
  • 500ml full-fat milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

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Method

  1. Roll out your pastry to about 5mm thick. Line the tart case, leaving an overhang of pastry (the pastry shrinks whilst cooking). Blind bake for about 15min on 170º
  2. Remove the baking beans and prick the pastry gently with a fork.Egg wash the pastry and bake for another 10mins until golden. Leave to cool then trim the excess pastry using a small serated knife.
  3. To make the creme pat – whisk the sugar, egg yolks and cornflour together until smooth and set aside
  4. Add the vanilla to the milk in a small saucepan, bring to the boil then remove from the heat.
  5. Pour a third of the milk into the egg mixture and whisk together, then return this mixture to the rest of the milk in the pan over a gentle heat and cook until the mixture thickens and thickly coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat.
  6. Place a disc of baking paper over the surface of the mixture (to stop a skin forming) and leave to cool, then chill before completing the tart.
  7. Remove the tart from the case, pour in the creme pat mixture, then arrange the halved strawberries in a pattern on the surface.
  8. Finally, mix the hot water with the jam and then glaze the surface of the tart using a pastry brush.

Happy eating 🙂

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If you liked this you might like to have a go at some of these other delightful strawberry pastry recipes.

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  • Ellen Manning 21st July 2015 at 09:53

    Lovely recipe Roz. I reckon even I could manage it! 🙂

  • Andrea @ ThePetiteCook 21st July 2015 at 11:17

    I’ve made BBC pate sucree recipe many times and it’s a great one :). Love your simple strawberry tart, so easy ( and looks delicious)! Thanks for sharing my strawberry tiramisu!

  • nessjibberjabberuk 21st July 2015 at 11:55

    I love seasonal fruit tarts. We still have so many strawberries in the garden to use up!

  • Jo 21st July 2015 at 13:15

    I love strawberry tarts. They remind me of my childhood holidays when we used to go to France

    • the foodie couple 21st July 2015 at 13:46

      Me too Jo! Nothing better than French patisserie!!

  • hijackedbytwins 21st July 2015 at 13:40

    Oh wow! I will definitely be pinning this to my “must try” board! We have a lot of strawberry plants so I have a feeling that this recipe will be perfect in a few weeks. Thank you for joining in with #CookBlogShare x

  • HedgeComber 21st July 2015 at 14:14

    Wow, what a party piece! Love how simple it looks but really striking too, great job!
    Janie x

  • munchiesandmunchkins 21st July 2015 at 15:03

    This looks gorgeous Roz! Thanks for including my recipe too. I’m loving creme pat at the mo.x

  • Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk) 21st July 2015 at 17:45

    This tart looks super drool worthy and so tasty.I love the photos.

  • fabfood4all 21st July 2015 at 23:26

    Oh wow your strawberry tart looks totally divine! Thank you for featuring my Choux Buns:-)

  • Tracy 22nd July 2015 at 14:48

    I had never thought to freeze dough – what a great idea to batch make it so you always have some ‘just in case’. I love the look of the strawberry tart.

    • the foodie couple 22nd July 2015 at 17:00

      yep it works really well! maybe not quite as good as fresh but worth it if your short on time!

  • Julie's Family Kitchen 22nd July 2015 at 15:48

    Hi Roz, your glazed strawberry tart looks divine and your photos are beautiful. Now, I really want to eat strawberry tart! 🙂 x

    • the foodie couple 22nd July 2015 at 17:01

      thank you julie! think im slowly getting better with my photography!! x

  • Jennifer 22nd July 2015 at 20:39

    This looks wonderful…I love strawberry season! Visiting from Cook Blog Share 🙂

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