Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart

Indulge in the delightful harmony of flavors with our Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart.

This exquisite treat features a buttery crust cradling a luscious blend of cream cheese, sour cream, and a hint of lemon, topped with vibrant strawberries and a glossy fruit glaze.

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Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart Recipe

Experience the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness in every blissful bite.

How Long Do Tarts Last

The shelf life of tarts depends on factors like ingredients, storage, and whether they contain perishable items. Generally, fruit tarts with fresh ingredients have a shorter shelf life and are best enjoyed within a day or two if stored in the refrigerator.

Tarts with cooked or preserved fillings may last a bit longer, up to several days, if stored properly. Always check for signs of spoilage, like changes in texture or smell, before consuming leftovers.

Are Tarts French

Yes, tarts have strong roots in French cuisine. The term “tart” is derived from the French word “tarte,” and French pastry chefs have been creating various types of tarts for centuries.

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French tarts are known for their flaky pastry crusts and diverse fillings, ranging from fruit to custard to savory options.

Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart Recipe on a white plate

Over time, the concept of tarts has expanded globally, with different cultures adding their own twists and variations to this delicious pastry dish.

Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart Ingredients

For the full ingredients and recipe to this strawberry tart, scroll down to the recipe card.

This recipes makes 8 servings.

Crust

  • flour
  • granulated sugar
  • salt
  • cold butter
  • large egg
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • uncooked rice

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Filling

  • reduced-fat cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • extra-fine sugar
  • lemon zest
  • vanilla extract
  • strawberry fruit spread
  • strawberries, halved
  • lemon juice (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional)

How to Make Strawberry Tart with Cream Cheese

For the crust: In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, and salt, pulsing until well mixed. Add butter, egg, and vanilla extract, pulsing until the mixture is combined and crumbly.

Lightly flour your work surface, shape the dough into a ball, and slightly flatten it into a thick disc. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

After refrigeration, flour your surface again and roll the dough into an 11-inch circle. Place the dough in a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Roll over the top with a rolling pin to trim excess dough around the edges.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, approximately 30 minutes.

To prevent burning, press aluminum foil against the crust, covering the edges. Fill the crust with uncooked rice and bake for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool completely.

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For the filling: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread this mixture evenly over the crust and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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In a small bowl, microwave fruit spread and lemon juice (if desired), stirring often.

Arrange strawberry halves around the tart and drizzle the heated fruit spread over the strawberries. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

A special thanks to Culinary.net for this delicious recipe.

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Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart

Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart

Yield: 8

Indulge in our Cream Cheese Strawberry Tart - a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness in every blissful bite!

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • uncooked rice

Filling:

  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons extra-fine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry fruit spread
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 pound strawberries, halved
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

    1. For the crust: In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, and salt, pulsing until well mixed. Add butter, egg, and vanilla extract, pulsing until the mixture is combined and crumbly.
    2. Lightly flour your work surface, shape the dough into a ball, and slightly flatten it into a thick disc. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    3. After refrigeration, flour your surface again and roll the dough into an 11-inch circle. Place the dough in a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Roll over the top with a rolling pin to trim excess dough around the edges.
    4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, approximately 30 minutes.
    5. To prevent burning, press aluminum foil against the crust, covering the edges. Fill the crust with uncooked rice and bake for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool completely.
    6. For the filling: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread this mixture evenly over the crust and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    7. In a small bowl, microwave fruit spread and lemon juice (if desired), stirring often.
    8. Arrange strawberry halves around the tart and drizzle the heated fruit spread over the strawberries. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 8g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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