Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Strawberry lemon cream tart

Adapted from barefoot contessa parties
1/2 pound butter at room temperature
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
Cream butter and sugar in mixer. Slowly add flour and salt until combined and forms a dough. Spray tart pans liberally! Divide dough into 9 portions. Form dough into pan by placing in bottom and pressing up onto sides. Chill 30 minutes. Once chilled preheat oven and bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes until lightly browned and set. Set aside and cool!
Lemon cream
1 jar of lemon curd
1 pint heavy cream
1/4 c. sugar
Whip cream until stiff, gradually add sugar until combined. Spoon out half of the lemon curd ( you can make your own easily, I just ran out of time and took the easy way out!!) into cream beat on low speed until just combined.
10-12 whole strawberries cut into small slices length wise
Once all the steps are completed remove tart shells from pans and fill 3/4 of the way with lemon cream. Place strawberries on top of cream in any pattern you want ( I put 5-6 strawberries on bottom in a star pattern then two strawberries on top. Chill to set or eat immediately!!
Note: The tart shells can be made ahead and frozen until ready to fill!

6 comments: said...

This looks wonderful!! I am treasuring my tart pans and dreaming of delectables!! :)

Sara said...

This is so pretty! I am still a beginner when it comes to tarts, but I'm learning.

Joie de vivre said...

This tart fits your "entertaining elegantly" theme perfectly.

Joie de vivre said...

Sarah! I would be so excited and honored to be one of your favorites.

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Sippity Sup said...

You work with color so well in your photos! I like the attention to detail. GREG

Kim said...

You are the queen of tarts, aren't you? Can you believe I have NEVER made one?!