Deliciously Simple Strawberry Tarte

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If you’ve ever ordered une tarte aux fraises (strawberry tart) or, as we say in my family, a strawberry tarte, you’ll notice they’re often filled with a buttery crème pâtissière (pastry cream). 

Personally, I’ve never loved this custard-like filling – not sure why, just a personal preference. Which is such a shame as la crème pâtissière is found in a variety of traditional french pastries from éclairs to le paris-brest.

But, I love fruit tarts and figured, why not just create one without the creamy filling!? Meet my deliciously simple and healthy-ish Strawberry Tarte! 🙂

Strawberry Tarte

This strawberry tarte is so simple to make and a perfect way to enjoy fresh strawberries. Or any berries, for that matter. You can make this tarte using a combination of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, or make it a single-berry tarte using just strawberries. The world is your oyster!

  • I personally like to use a stand mixer to create the dough (it’s easier) but you can also use a simple wooden spoon and a bit of elbow grease or simply mix with your hands.
  • You can make this dough ahead of time and freeze it for up to 3-6 months or refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. If freezing, I recommend working the dough into a flat disc. This will take less room in your freezer and thaw more quickly.
  • Don’t overmix your dough! Once your ingredients have formed into a ball, stop. Why? The more you mix and overwork your dough, the less flaky your crust will be. 

Deliciously Simple Strawberry Tarte

This deliciously healthy strawberry tarte (tart), which uses less than 7 ingredients, is so simple to make and a perfect way to enjoy fresh seasonal strawberries.

  • Author: The Wise Consumer




  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 8 tbsp salted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 1.5 lbs strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


Step 1: Make the Dough

  • In the stand mixer bowl, add chilled butter and flour and mix till you start to create crumb-like pieces. Next, add water and egg yolk and gently pulse until your dough starts to form a ball. Note: Don’t overmix your dough. Once your ingredients have formed into a ball, stop. Why? The more you mix and overwork your dough, the less flaky your crust will be. 
  • Once dough is formed into a ball, flatten it into a disk, about 1.5-2 inches wide, place it in an airtight container (or wrap in saran wrap), and refrigerate it for a minimum of 30 minutes. When ready to use dough, remove from the fridge and let soften. I usually let it sit out on the counter for about 5-10 minutes. To speed things up I’ll sometimes use my hands to warm up the dough.

Step 2: Bake the Dough

  • Preheat the oven to 355° F.
  • Once softened, roll out your dough. Lightly butter your 11 ½ -inch tart pan. 
  • Line your tart pan with dough and, using a fork, pierce a few holes. This will allow steam to escape and not form bubbles in the crust.
  • Next, cover your crust with a sheet of parchment paper. To weigh down your lined crust, place dried beans, chickpeas, or if you have them, pie weights over the parchment paper.
  • Place crust with pie weights in oven and bake for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the pie weights and return the uncovered crust to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up and the bottom of your pie crust is golden brown color, remove pie crust from the oven and set aside.

Step 3: Fill your crust

  • Once cooled, sprinkle crust with 1 tbsp brown sugar. Arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the crust, as many or little as you like, and top with remaining brown sugar. Slice and enjoy! 

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