Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart

  • darlenee1 Posted: 04/04/10
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    This is always a hit. Last night, I was out of almond extract, so I substituted lemon instead. This was fantastic. I also use Splenda in place of sugar in the recipe.

  • lovemysouschef Posted: 07/09/10
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    I made this for my supper club this week, and it was a hit. I only made half the glaze, and it was more than enough for the tart. The glaze tasted just like strawberry jam to me, so I might just use jam next time. Honestly, I found this dessert too sweet, so I would cut the sugar or maybe even leave off the glaze next time if I have really sweet strawberries. I also followed another reviewer's suggestion and used 1 1/2 times all the cream ingredients to make a thicker cream layer. Overall, this was yummy--just needs to be less sweet, I think.

  • HoneyB Posted: 06/26/09
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    This was an absolutely refreshing dessert. The almond added so much to the flavoring. I will definitely be keeping this as a favorite!

  • Jennifer3946 Posted: 04/15/10
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    I love this tart. It is great for summer since it is so refreshing. I don't think the cream cheese filling is enough, so instead of 2/3 cup of cream cheese, I use 1 cup of cream cheese. Otherwise, I did everything as directed and it came out beautifully. It doesn't keep well, so definitely make it on the day that you plan to serve it. I also sprinkle almonds on top of the whole tart, not just the edges, for extra crunch. Delicious!

  • StephMerrifield Posted: 07/05/10
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    10 Stars! Super, Super dessert. My only complaint is CL thinking you can get 10 servings out of this - yeah right. Try 7-8. The extra glaze is really a strawberry jam you can use on toast or english muffins, so its worth having the extra. Or just cut glaze recipe in half- worked for us.

  • mirandam4 Posted: 12/30/09
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    Delicious!!! Made this and brought it to work to share. Everyone LOVED it...will definitely be making again!

  • MegLee Posted: 06/07/09
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    OUTSTANDING!!! I made this as a birthday treat for my mother, everyone loved it, especially her!!! I can't wait for an occasion to make this again. The filling was on the bit of the sweet side, so maybe ease up on the sugar and the cream cheese mixture. I will definitely add more almond extract next time as well.

  • carson5000 Posted: 08/01/10
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    I loved this dessert, everyone totally raved about it. I loved the lemon juice on the strawberries, it gave it a nice zing. I used cinnamon graham crackers and for the crust and also did 1 1/2 times the filling. Delic! Used the extra glaze the next morning on waffles. YUM!

  • hcb1975 Posted: 05/26/09
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    I brought this to a potluck and it was a huge hit. I modified it slightly, I used 8 oz. of cream cheese instead of 2/3 c., more toasted almonds, a tsp. more butter in the crust, and I made the glaze with 1 1/2 c. strawberries and 1/2 c. sugar and used it all on the pie. I rarely make pies, but this was really easy to make. I will definitely be making it again while strawberries are in season!

  • KellyRain Posted: 04/14/09
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    I usually do not make changes to recipes, but I was looking for one for Easter which I could adapt for diabetics. I substitued Splenda for sugar, used the low-fat honey grahams and since it was midnight and I was running out of time, I melted a jar of sugar free strawberry preserves for the topping/glaze. NO ONE knew it was low fat/sugar free and everyone asked for the recipe. I received calls and emails all day yesterday from people saying it was the best dessert they ever had. The presentation is incredible and the taste divine. I will definitely be making this for every gathering/event. (I usually do not make substitutions and hate reviews which do, but I had to make the exception with this!)

  • Lepidoptera Posted: 04/25/09
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    This is a step up from my usual French Glace Strawberry Pie. I used already prepared purchased strawberry glace to simplify the recipe.

  • andreangt Posted: 04/19/10
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    Great recipe, and easy. I also use the whole block of cream cheese. At first I was really annoyed with left over glaze. What to do with it. Given the time of day 5:00pm, it dawned on me! Put left over glaze in blender, add rum and ice cubes. The rum cuts the sweetness. Enjoy.

  • sunny4chocolate Posted: 03/24/10
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    I've been making this since it was first published. I modify it in ways that would make it not qualify for cooking light, but people LOVE it and request that I make it. Crust - I use one package of graham crackers, 5T butter, 1/4 c. brown sugar. For the cream cheese layer, I halve again the recipe (1 c. cream cheese) and sometimes I even double it. I use strawberries AND kiwi, blueberries, raspberries. Sometimes I use melted chocolate instead of the glaze. It wows people every time.

  • paulakoala Posted: 04/21/10
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    Great recipe, however I reserved one star because my crust was soggy... I wondered about the addition of water to the recipe, but did it anyway. Maybe I should have cooked it longer? The strawberry and cream part was to die for! Just wish my crust was a little bit crunchier.

  • zeffryn Posted: 05/21/10
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    I've made this twice now. The first time, with no changes and the second, I made changes to the crust. Instead of graham crackers, I used nilla wafers. I think next time I might try it with a pastry cream filling and different berries. It is a very versatile tart.

  • Salem28 Posted: 08/09/10
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    Loved it! I have made this recipe several times now for picnics, work functions, and family events. Everyone seems to love it. :)

  • One2cook Posted: 05/18/11
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    My huaband says this is one of his favorite desserts. It is yummy and pretty to look at. Be sure to eat within two days so strawberries don't turn mushy.

  • Gordon17 Posted: 06/24/11
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    I made this recipe for Father's Day and it was a huge success. It is very light and perfect for summer. I suggests making the jam topping first because it takes a while to cool to room temperature. Then make the crust and lastly the filling. The only problem was it only fed five people at our party. I may need to make two next time!

  • AlabamaGirl7 Posted: 11/12/12
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    This is a wonderful recipe when you want to impress a crowd. I've made this tart many times over the years and it always gets rave reviews. I use a round or two small rectangular tart pan(s) and double the filling. You can make the tart shell, filling, and glaze a head of time to assemble the next day which is great when you are planning a gathering.

  • Reuscher2010 Posted: 06/03/12
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    Delicious! The whole family loved it. Didn't have a tart pan so I used a shallow glass dish. Instead of using whole strawberries I sliced mine and layered them in rows which still gave it a nice presentation. The extra glaze was fantastic with some greek yogurt!

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