Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Randy Mon
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cool Time
25 Mins
Serves 8

This recipe is so simple that you'll find yourself getting creative with the berries you put on the top. The combination of the brown sugar crust, creamy filling and sweet fruit topping make this the perfect summertime treat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a food processor, whirl flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, the cornstarch, and salt until combined. Add butter and 1/2 tsp. vanilla and pulse until fine crumbs form and dough just begins to come together. Press evenly into bottom and up sides of a 9-in. round tart pan with a removable rim.

Step 2

Bake until edges are golden, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool on a rack, then gently push tart crust from pan rim; set on a plate.

Step 3

In a bowl with a mixer on high speed, beat crème fraîche, cream, remaining 2 tbsp. sugar, and remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla until thick. Spread in cooled crust. Arrange strawberries in circles on top, alternating cut sides down and up.

Step 4

Make ahead: Chill, loosely covered, up to 4 hours.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Teufel75's Review

November 27, 2013
I don't know what is going wrong with my attempts at baking this tart. I've tried to make the crust twice now and it's fallen apart both times

KimS65's Review

July 05, 2011
Outstanding! I made this tonight with raspberries instead of strawberries. Super easy to make and so delicious! The crust is shortbread and tastes great by itself. The filling is light and silky and tastes great by itself also. Put them together with fruit and it makes a really impressive dessert that was quick and simple to make.

eliway's Review

November 20, 2010
i put raspberries on top instead of strawberry and my family loved it!

jfsmccollum's Review

May 16, 2010
This was an easy recipe and excellent without any changes! The crust was delicious. The only thing that I didn't do right is put enough strawberries (I didn't overlap which I will next time). My husband drizzled a little caramel on his and loved it. It is easy enough for a regular rotation but delicious enough for company!

limaryla's Review

April 20, 2010
This is absolutely fabulous! The crust tastes like a cookie and the creamy filling is so easy. I have made this several times, all to raves reviews and empty plates. The only change I've made is to vary the fruit on top.