Strawberry tart (Tarte aux fraises)

Posted by Isabel on Oct 1st 2022

Strawberry tart (Tarte aux fraises)

A classic dessert recipe that does not get old.

Ingredients for dough

  • ½ C (65g) powder sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ C (30g) almond flour
  • ½ C (115g) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 C (125g) flour
  • 2 tbsp water

Dough preparation:

  1. In a bowl, mix flour and butter in small pieces.
  2. Add almond flour, powder sugar and egg yolk.
  3. Add 2 tbsp water and knead the mixture until the dough is smooth.
  4. Form a ball, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Take the dough out of the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before rolling it out, then flour your work surface and roll out the dough.
  6. Bake for 15 min at 350°F. Let cool.

Ingredients for pastry cream

  • 1 ¼ C (330ml) milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ C (45g) sugar
  • 3/8 C (45g) flour

Direction for the pastry cream

  1. In a bowl, mix sugar and egg yolks.Add flour and mix together. Set aside.
  2. Pour milk in a saucepan, then take to boil.
  3. When it’s boiling, pour half the milk on the egg yolk-sugar-flour mixture while whisking vigorously. When it’s smooth, pour this mixture again in the saucepan with the rest of the milk.
  4. Keep whisking until it boils. When it’s boiling, count 30 seconds while whisking and remove the pan from the cooktop.
  5. Continue mixing to cool down.


  1. Pour pastry cream over the tarts shells.
  2. Wash, dry and cute fresh strawberries and place over the cream nicely.

Optional: Sprinkle fresh mint on top of the strawberries.