1 (9-inch) tart

A layer of pastry cream snuggles beneath a blanket of fresh berries in this classic French dessert.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pulse first 3 ingredients in a blender or food processor 3 or 4 times or until combined.

Step 2

Add 1/3 cup butter and shortening; pulse 5 or 6 times or until crumbly. With blender or processor running, gradually add 3 tablespoons water, and process until dough forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl, adding more water if necessary. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch tart pan. Line dough with parchment paper; fill with pie weights or dried beans.

Step 4

Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper, and bake 3 more minutes.

Step 5

Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.

Step 6

Whisk together half-and-half, egg yolks, and, if desired, rose water. Gradually whisk half-and-half mixture into sugar mixture in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove mixture from heat.

Step 7

Stir in 3 tablespoons butter and vanilla; cover and chill at least 4 hours. Spoon into prepared pastry shell; top with strawberry slices, and serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Rhendera's Review

November 13, 2013

TheBonster007's Review

April 06, 2011
Looks great! I would love to try it but is there a recipe for the glaze? This recipe would be appropriate EasterSunday desert !

fav123's Review

September 03, 2010
Looks really great and plan to try. However, it looks like more than one quart of strawberries.

au90grad's Review

August 13, 2010