• Em

Recipe - Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

I think the last time I made a strawberry tart, I was about ten years old, and my grandparents had just taken me berry picking as a school holiday activity. So in short, it’s been a while.


The total honest truth behind my return to tart baking is that I thought a little berry number would photograph quite nicely on my new ceramics! As an added bonus, it tasted pretty bloody good!


If you’re a fan of fresh desserts with a little sour to balance the sweet, this is for you. And of course, if you’re a cheesecake lover, this recipe includes a beautiful buttery crust, and more than enough cream cheese filling to keep you happy!



I wanted a slightly smaller tart, so I filled a few smaller tins rather than one large one, but this recipe will fill an 11 inch tart pan.


INGREDIENTS


For the crust –

1 1/3 cups plain flour

¼ cup caster sugar

½ tsp salt

150g melted butter


For the filling –

½ cup thickened cream

500g cream cheese

½ cup caster sugar

1 lemon, juiced

1tsp vanilla essence


For the topping –

Approx. 15 strawberries, thinly sliced

3 tbsp strawberry jam

2 tsp water



METHOD


1. Heat oven to 180 Celsius. Combine all ingredients for the crust, and mix until they form a dough. Press into the base and up the sides of your tart tin. Use a fork to prick holes across the base of your crust, then bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool.


2. Using a hand mixer, beat together all ingredients for the filling. Pour over cooled crust.


3. Layer strawberry slices over the top of the cream cheese filling. Add jam and water to a small bowl and warm in a microwave for 20 seconds. Stir to combine, then brush the jam glaze over the strawberry layer.


4. Refrigerate for two hours before serving.



Would you like a handmade dish to serve up your handmade tart? You can view my range of ceramics here!


Enjoy! Em x