This outstanding Strawberry Tart Pie recipe has bite-sized pieces of strawberries with a tender shortbread crust topped with whipped cream.
There are two fruits that say SUMMERTIME to me, one is watermelon and the other is strawberries. I love them both and although they are available year-round, the fresh summer fruits are the best. This Strawberry Tart Pie a beautiful way to showcase summer fruit and is perfect for all of your summer celebrations from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Start by making the shortbread crust. Crush shortbread cookies and place them in a bowl. Add melted butter and stir until moistened. Press the mixture into a 9-inch tart pan (or pie pan). Bake at 350˚F for 8-10 minutes. Then, cool the crust completely.
Would other kinds of cookies work for the crust?
I made a shortbread cookie crust by crushing store-bought shortbread cookies but you can also use a graham cracker crust, golden Oreo crust or a traditional pie crust.
Do I have to use a tart pan?
A regular 9-inch pie pan will work as well. I used a 9-inch tart pan instead because I am sorely lacking in pie pans and I thought the scalloped crust would look beautiful filled with fresh strawberries.
While the crust is cooling, prepare the strawberry sauce. Cook the strawberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat for 12-15 minutes, until the strawberries start to break down, stirring often. Use a wooden spoon to mash up the strawberries even more.
Add the cornstarch/water mixture, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Allow the mixture to cool.
Mix together the sliced strawberries and cooled strawberry sauce. Pour the mixture into the shortbread crust. Chill in the refrigerator to allow the filling to set.
What’s the easiest way to separate the tart pan pieces?
If you do use a tart pan, allow the pie to chill and then remove the scalloped edge of the pan by placing the tart pan on a soup can and sliding the edge off. See my video below to watch me do it.
Pipe whipped cream or whipped topping onto dessert. I used a large open star tip to make the swirls.
Strawberry Tart Pie Frequently Asked Questions
A strawberry tart is a dessert made in a tart pan. The filling is similar to a strawberry pie and often includes a cream layer.
Yes, a regular 9-inch pie pan will work to make this desert. I used a 9-inch tart pan instead because I thought the scalloped crust would look beautiful filled with fresh strawberries.
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