Strawberry Tartlets Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Tart Shells:
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, At room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, At room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
For the Strawberry Filling:
  • 1 cup Mashed Strawberries, Washed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar, Plus 2 tablespoons
  • zest of one Lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
For the Vanilla Cream Topping:
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream, Full fat
  • 1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean, Seeds scraped out
  • Small Strawberries, For garnish, optional


For the Tart Shells:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add in the flour and salt on low speed and mix until just incorporated.
  2. Scrape the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Flour work surface and roll out your dough to 1/4" thick. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides four 4″ tartlet pans. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, or in the fridge for an hour.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line your crust-filled tart shell(s) with tin foil, and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and weights from the tarts and bake for about 10 minutes more, or until the tart shells are golden. Let cool on a wire rack before filling.

For the Strawberry Filling:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until thickened.
  3. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then divide into the four tartlet shells. Place in the fridge to chill.

For the Vanilla Cream Topping:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla, until smooth.
  2. Dollop onto the chilled tarts, and top with a mini strawberry.
  3. Serve!


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Author: Rachael Dart
Recipe Yields: 4 tartlets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 144
Calories 420

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
  Saturated Fat 11g
Sodium 170mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 30g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rachael Dart

About Rachael

Rachael is passionate about every kind of food, but especially desserts. Her blog, Spache the Spatula, is darling! We're so glad to have her as a Dessert fanatic.