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Custard Strawberry Tart Recipe

An easy custard strawberry tart recipe perfect for a summer picnic or anytime!

strawberry mascarpone tart

Here is an impressive yet simple recipe for an easy custard strawberry tart. I splurged on real mascarpone (light and fluffy Italian cream cheese) for this, but here is a recipe for a frugal alternative to mascarpone.

How To Make Custard Strawberry Tart Crust

I think the shortbread crust is my favorite part of this easy fruit tart. You can mix the dough with your hands and then just press that dough into the pan with your fingers!

You’ll just need a fruit tart pan like this affordable one from Target

fruit tart pan with removable bottom

Preparing the Berries for the Custard Strawberry Tart

Any combination of fresh berries will do for this fruit tart. I used fresh strawberries that were washed, green stems removed, and then cut into quarters for this simple summer dessert. 

strawberry custard tart on a white plate outside

You can make this fruit tart with any berries you have on hand. This is the perfect dessert to bring to a spring or summer party.

It looks so professional but is incredibly easy to make!

strawberries, blueberries and raspberries

How to Make the Custard of the Strawberry Custard Tart

The custard of this fruit tart is so simple with just 3 ingredients. The mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and little bit of lemon juice make this tart taste so fresh and delicious.

Making the custard could not be any easier.

All you have to do is mix together the mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice and you have an instant fresh and delicious filling for this beautiful fruit tart. 

custard strawberry tart with blueberries

You can make it with both blueberries and strawberries for a patriotic version – perfect for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day!

I hope you enjoyed this easy custard strawberry tart recipe. 

Yield: 8-10 servings

Custard Strawberry Tart

Custard Strawberry Tart


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 8 - 12 ounces Mascarpone cheese (check for a tub in the deli cheese case)
  • 1 -2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds berries


1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2) Cream the butter and 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Mix in the flour and a 1/4 tsp salt. Blend well with your hands and press into the sides of a tart pan.

3) Bake the shell for about 15 minutes or until it starts to brown. While it is baking, mix the other 1/3 cup powdered sugar with the mascarpone cheese. Mix in the lemon juice.

4) After the tart shell has cooled completely, spread the mascarpone mixture in the shell. Dump the berries on top and sprinkle with some powdered sugar (optional).

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