Strawberry Tart Full Recipe

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Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart

Custard filling

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter

Fruit topping

  • 2 punnets of strawberries
  • Seedless strawberry or raspberry jam
  • Lemon juice

Method

  1. For the pastry crust: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine the crushed digestive biscuits, sugar and butter in medium-sized bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended.
  3. Press the crust mixture into a 10-inch tart pan.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow the crust to cool completely.
  5. For the filling: In a saucepan combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil.
  6. Continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes after it begins to boil. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir heaping tablespoon of hot mixture into the yolks, whipping mixture constantly. Repeat until 5 additional heaping spoons of the hot mixture have been added to the yolk mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately return yolk mixture to hot mixture, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla and almond extracts.
  9. Pour pastry cream into a bowl. Place a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap over the surface of the cream (so it does not form a skin) and refrigerate until completely cooled (can refrigerate for up to 3 days).
  10. Assembling tart: Wash and cut the strawberrys in half. Pour the custard into the tart crust and spread around evenly. Arrange the strawberries with the cut side down in the tart in a nice spiral.
  11. Heat a couple of teaspoons of jam with lemon juice until the jam is dissolved. Brush over the strawberries to give a glazed surface.
  12. Serve immediately.