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Strawberry Lemon Tart with Lemon Curd

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Enjoy this irresistible Strawberry Lemon Tart with Lemon Curd! SO simple to make with a filling of lemon curd and whipped cream!

Lemon desserts rank pretty high on the approved sweets scale and when they’re topped with fresh berries?? Well, you be the judge, but my family inhaled this tart!

Strawberry Lemon Tart on a white cake stand

Strawberry Lemon Tart

I needed a lovely dessert for the weekend. I was inspired by an incredible photo in Sarabeth’s Bakery.

Since my family loves this Summer Fruit Tart, I knew her jaw dropping gorgeous Strawberry Lemon Tart would be a hit.  The decision was made. There’s something so tempting about a strawberry lemon dessert!

Strawberry Lemon Tart

An Easy Citrus Dessert

Unfortunately, the beautiful ripe strawberries I saw on Monday were not at the market on Friday, but still decent enough to give this a shot.  I simplified the recipe by using jarred lemon curd. You can certainly use homemade or top with different fruit or berries. This Strawberry Lemon Tart can even be served sans fruit with just a dollop of whipped cream. The filling didn’t set up as firm as I would have liked, so I’ve upped the gelatin amount.  Plus, I added some sugar to my whipped cream to take a bit of the pucker out of the filling.

If you want to use a store bought graham cracker or pastry crust, go for it. Or buy a package of pre-rolled pastry crusts and tuck it into your tart pan, pre-bake according to the product instructions and you’re set!

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Strawberry Lemon Tart on a cake stand with fresh strawberries

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Strawberry Lemon Tart on a cake stand with fresh strawberries

Strawberry Lemon Tart

An easy, luscious lemon tart topped with sweet ripe strawberries!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert. Tart
  • Method: Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Tart


Crust (You will only use half. Freeze the rest for another tart.):

  • 12 tablespoons, butter, cool, not cold, cut into tablespoon pieces
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • Dash of salt


  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup homemade or jarred lemon curd
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, cut into quarters


  • 1/3 cup red currant jelly
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Make crust by beating butter in a stand mixer with paddle attachment for about a minute. Add sugar and beat till light in color, about 3 minutes. Gradually add in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour and salt. Mix till dough forms and starts to pull away from the bowl.
  2. Divide the dough in half and flatten each mass into a disk. Wrap both with plastic wrap and freeze one for later use. Refrigerate other for about an hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350º. Roll disk into a ⅛ inch thickness, on flour dusted surface. Fit into 9 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press dough against sides of pan, then fold excess over top. Using rolling pin, roll over top of tart pan. Excess dough will break away. Prick bottom of tart dough with fork and freeze for 15 minutes. To bake, put a round of parchment over dough and fill with pie weights (or dried beans). Bake 15 minutes. Remove parchment and weights. Bake another 10 minutes. Cool on rack.
  4. In ramekin, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let absorb for 5 minutes. Bring a ½ inch of water to simmer in a saucepan. Place ramekin in water and stir till gelatin is completely melted, about a minute. Remove ramekin and set aside.
  5. Put lemon curd into a large bowl. Stir 1 tablespoon of the cream into gelatin. Whip remaining cream till starts to thicken. Slowly pour in gelatin mixture, then whip to soft peaks. Stir about ¼ of cream into lemon curd to lighten. Fold remaining cream into curd till well blended.
  6. Spread lemon filling into tart shell. Cover with plastic and refigerate at least one hour.
  7. To make glaze, microwave jelly or jam and water till hot, stir well. If there are solids in the glaze, strain.
  8. To serve, cut arrange strawberries in concentric circles over filling. Brush with warm glaze and serve.


Adapted from Sarabeth’s Bakery

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108 comments on “Strawberry Lemon Tart with Lemon Curd”

  1. This is simply gorgeous! And totally my favorite kind of dessert. Anything with lemon curd is good in my book! Fun blog hop too, can’t wait to check out the other recipes!

  2. Liz, this is calling my name! I can never get enough Lemon!!

  3. This looks stunning! I love lemon and strawberries together! Beautifully done!

  4. Now that’s a beautiful looking tart! I can just taste that buttery crust, mmmmm, I may have to enter the next one!
    Take care Lizzy..:)

  5. your tart and quick bread look so nice!

  6. Wonderful tart..looks so beautiful with those neatly arranged strawberries!

  7. Ah.. Great minds think alike. I baked strawberry and lime cheesecake. 🙂

    This looks divine Liz. Love the way you’ve presented it. 🙂

  8. Beautiful Lizzy!Wonderful flavors coming together in your tart, perfect on a cold winter day.

  9. Liz….now this is my kind of dessert! May just attempt to make this during berry season! Beautiful!

  10. Beautiful! I love lemon in desserts. A couple of years ago I went through a SERIOUS lemon craze and now you may have just started up another one for me.

  11. Two of my favorite flavors in one delicious, gorgeous place.

  12. WOW, simply amazing, Totally love it 🙂

  13. I haven’t seen lemon and strawberry paired before, they should delicious

  14. Looks delicious..U have made it perfectly..Yummy


  15. I always feel like I’m reading a beautiful pastry book when I look at your blog and the photos. I’m so glad you mentioned the tartness & firmness of the lemon curd, I’ve been meaning to make my own, now I will – maybe with some blueberries.

  16. This is a perfect January recipe with citrus being in season and so sweet right now. Your tart is just beautiful!

  17. It looks amazing, and I agree in the summer it would be the perfect time for strawberries!

  18. Gorgeous! I miss Summer so much, and this tart could definitely fill the void in my heart for sunshine and warm weather.

  19. Love the tart, Lizzy! It looks incredible!

  20. Strawberries and Lemon sounds like a refreshing ray of sunshine on a cold winter’s day! I would definitely love a slice of this! Have a great weekend!~ Ramona

  21. Looks fabulous, Lizzie! Of course, you know my choices would be savory! Rick, however would love the sweet side of citrus! Lemon Spaghetti, Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pomodoro, Cajun Tartar Sauce, Lemon Tea Muffins and Tunnel of Lemon Cake all come to mind!
    Thanks for sharing!

  22. I love savory… lemon chicken is our favorite… what a great lineup here… the tart looks wonderful~

  23. That tart looks spectacular. I have that cookbook, and I’ve never wanted to try that recipe more!

  24. Lizzy- Lemon and strawberries are a perfect pairing, tart lemon flavor and sweet, juicy strawberries. Gorgeous pics. I can just imagine how this will taste with local strawberries, Yum!

  25. Thats a lovely pie, you know like I always share, anything with sour taste I will always be there. So, this is another one of my fav dessert though I seldom have strawberries, its not only pricey over here but you really don’t get that great tasting ones.

  26. that’s positively sinful, Lizzy 🙂 It’s one of your master pieces. Have you ever considered of using all of these lovely pics of yours to release a cook book? The photos are already professional, you just need to collect them, and you will have no trouble finding a publisher, you really are unique among so many food bloggers, trust me, I both cook and bake and work in the publishing industry 🙂

  27. Such a lovely looking tart! I would love to have a piece right now. The lemon filling sounds delicious!

  28. I Citrus Love this theme, it is making me feel all summery inside. That tart is beautiful, and I love that here in Southern California, strawberries are in season all year.

  29. Love lemon curd so I’ll definitely love this lovely tart!

  30. Yum. I love lemon curd and strawberries…such an addicting combination. I have a jar of curd in my fridge that I can’t stop sneaking spoonfuls of. I want to try your crust recipe too!

  31. Stunning as always Liz!! This so makes me wish that I was your neighbor!

  32. Looks fantastic! I enjoy lemon tart, but I need sweetness to balance the tartness, since I my tartness tolerance is pathetic, and the strawberries should be perfect for that.

  33. Ooooh , that looks gorgeous , I want o have a slice *slurp* . Gorgeous pics too 🙂 .

  34. Wow Lizzy! That tart is gorgeous! I can imagine what fresh local berries would tast like atop that tart, but June or not, I know you are enjoying it’s deliciousness!
    You are amazing!

  35. We are about to have lots of Florida strawberries soon so this is ideal for me!! Your crust is gorgeous and the cake makes a beautiful presentation!

  36. This tart looks amazing – visually stunning and delicious! I hope to visit again later this month and link up a citrus recipe. 🙂

  37. What a gorgeous tart! I have two citrus recipes that I haven’t blogged yet. I will have to remember to link up!

  38. I wonder if I start running now towards your house I’m still find at least one slice. Looks great Liz!

  39. Mmm – that tart looks amazing! Love the combo of lemon and raspberries!

  40. Hi Liz, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment! Your blog is stunning and your passion truly shines through. This tart sounds wonderful…it’s a beautiful taste of summer which is so welcome this time of year!

  41. I LOVE citrus. What a fun project! Happy New Year Liz. Look forward to more of your posts/recipes. 🙂

  42. This looks gorgeous… I’m sure yours was much better than Sarabeth’s!!! Every year my in laws send us a cake from Sarabeth’s bakery and it’s always dry and always ends up in the trash. 🙁 I would seriously eat more than my share of your tart.

  43. This looks amazing! Strawberry and lemon together – yes please! 🙂

  44. My first time stopping by, visiting from citrus bloghop! The strawberries look amazing and so does the tart! Strawberries in Mich. don’t look all that great too! Beautiful presentation and beautiful site you have!

  45. Wow, that dessert IS amazingly jaw dropping!!! I wish all of the desserts that I make look as beautiful :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  46. Such perfect flavors! this sounds soooo wonderful

  47. Beautiful Tart!!!!
    Love the strawberries….
    Cheers to #citruslove…. Yayyyy

  48. Such a beautiful tart! A fruit tart is probably one of my favorite sweet treats to order. Whenever I would visit Las Vegas, I would stop at a sweet shop and get one:-) Just beautiful! Hugs, Terra

  49. You can’t imagine how much your post on strawberry-lemon tart made me so hungry! And I just ate! Thanks for sharing. Glad to do citrus-love with you!

  50. This is such a beautiful dessert. It sounds delicious. The pictures are just stunning!

  51. This is something that I sincerely adore and enjoy… looks so delicious and beautiful!!!

  52. I love a spot of lemon in my pastry. I’ve been busy in the kitchen making passion fruit, mangoe chocolate cake;-)

  53. Looks gorgeous. I love tart and sweet combo. Yum!

  54. Lemon and strawberry is such a great combination. Beautiful work… like always, Liz! 🙂

  55. Oooooo love lemon! This tart looks magnifique! Can’t wait for strawberry season here, Lizzy. Lovely roundup of lemony recipes too!

  56. Luce perfecta una tarta maravillosa, linda presentación,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  57. The citrus tart looks perfect!

  58. I’m thrilled with all these yummy lemon treats, and sweets.
    Lizzy, your lemon strawberry tart looks divine, and absolutely lemon/berry delicious!

    I noticed there’s a couple duplicate links of the same on the list!

    I will be making something as well, but for now, I’m trying to stay completely away from sweets, for my WW diet!

  59. A citrus blog hop? Be still my heart! I’ll check out every single one of these recipes and perhaps bake them all. And I’ll start with your gorgeous tart!

  60. Stunning! Looks like something you’d find in a special bakery for sure. 🙂

  61. I just adore berries and citrus together. The tart looks amazing.

  62. wow that tart looks BEAUTIFUL. seriously, wow!!! so glad you are hosting with us. 🙂 sending some #citruslove to you!

  63. This tart is gorgeous, Lizzy! Love the strawberry and lemon combo!

  64. Your tart looks beautiful. I love Sarabeth Bakery cookbook. She has so many wonderful recipes with such detailed descriptions. Great job creating this tart!

  65. I saw strawberries in the market today and had to pinch myself, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them there in Jan before. I just love lemon and strawberries. Hope you had a happy New Years.

  66. Sounds like fun! I love lemon and strawberry and will try to bake somethings with lots of citrus.

  67. Oh my goodness these strawberry lemon tarts look perfect. What a great blog hop. Happy to be a part!!

  68. Look amazing dear Lizzy:)

  69. Don’t mind me, I’m going to scrape all the strawberries off the top and then run away.

  70. Beautiful tart Liz, especially with lemon…perfect at anytime.
    Happy New Year and have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  71. Lemon and Strawberries are a great pair.

  72. Quanto sei brava!!!
    E’ incantevole!!! In questo periodo dell’anno in cui la natura non offre molti colori, il tuo dolce apre il cuore!!!
    Un bacio e un abbraccio!!!!

  73. What a gorgeous tart! Love the way you have decorated it, simple yet so elegant. Love it!!!

  74. What a wonderful tart and an extraordinary to combine lemon and strawberries. I am wondering why I have never thought about it…

  75. I think I will give it a try! Never done a tart!

  76. I love citrus flavour with strawberry. The tart look an eye catcher.

  77. Oh! Oh! Oh! I have lemon curd.

  78. That tart is too gorgeous to cut into.. and i love strawberries with lemon! yummm!

  79. A gorgeous strawberry tart to behold!! BTW, I just love your blog makeover.

  80. Love strawberries! Love lemon curd! Perfect 🙂 Happy #citruslove!!!

  81. I’m allergic to strawberries, but I do indeed adore lemon curd 🙂 This is just gorgeous!

  82. Gorgeous looking tart Lizzy! I love lemon curd, just made a big batch tonight! Sounds so good especially with all those strawberries 🙂

  83. Lemon curd is one of my faves and I always overdo it. This crust is jaw dropping gorgeous Liz, brava!

  84. this looks amazing!! wow I love your blog. so glad I found it through the bloghop!

  85. Congrats! You were featured in this week’s Themed Baker’s Sunday! Come on over and grab a I was Featured Button and link up another recipe for this next weeks linky party; the theme is Caramel! See you there!
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  86. This looks great! What a great idea!

  87. I am not sure what I love more that lemon in this or those luscious strawberries on top!

  88. I love how easy the lemon filling is with the store-bought lemon curd – great idea! I’m all for making things easier in the kitchen.

    Plus, the chopped strawberries on top make it look absolutely gorgeous! I’m glad you managed to find some 🙂

  89. I am such a sucker for lemon desserts, and wow, this one is beautiful. I can’t wait to try it!

  90. Wow! That is a GORGEOUS tart! My mouth is so watering right now. LOL!

  91. Beatiful Liz! And yes, I agree, strawberries and lemon is a match made in heaven!

  92. Truly beautiful and perfect for the season. I am late to the party when it comes to lemon curd, however I must admit to growing to like it…a lot! Sounds like a perfect combo!

  93. Such a gorgeous tart, I love the combination of lemon with spring strawberries!

  94. Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy…this looks amazing and is so beautiful. Happy Easter to you all.

  95. What a wonderful flavour combination lemon and strawberries make.

  96. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Hope to see you next week!

  97. What a beautiful tart. I love the way you’ve arranged the berries.

  98. That tart is gorgeous, Liz, never mind that I am sure it is also delicious. Lenôtre is right down the street from me. I walk by it every day. There is nothing in their windows that is any prettier than this tart. Seriously.

  99. YUM! This post is Featured at Merry Monday this week and being shared on social media. Can’t wait to see what you share with us next week!

  100. Going to be making this multiple times this spring and summer!

  101. Can’t get enough of these tarts! Going to make them for Mother’s Day!

  102. This is the ultimate spring tart. Such a great way to put all the strawberries in season to good use.

  103. I adore lemon curd so it is no surprise that I love this dessert! Would be great for Easter too!

  104. This was SO good!! It was a huge hit at my house!

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