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Strawberries, whipped cream, and spongy cake - few things are more awesome at a summer picnic than strawberry shortcake. With all the same flavors, this tart is easy to prepare and requires only minimal oven-time thanks to a yummy cookie crust, microwave pastry cream, and delicious fresh berries.


Makes one 9" tart


Berry Tart

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Software
For the crust
  • 11 shortbread cookies
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
For the microwave pastry cream1
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste
For the strawberry topping
  • Approximately 12 medium-sized strawberries
  • About a tablespoon of sugar

Hardware
  • Medium-sized microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Microwave
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Food processor
  • Large spoon or small drinking glass
  • 9" tart pan with removable bottom

1I made pastry cream in the microwave, but you could do it in a pot on the stovetop if you'd like

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This is so pretty! I like the microwave pastry cream idea.
Thanks so much!
Beautiful! It just looks like it would taste wonderful!
It really was dangerously delicious :)
Wow- this looks really delicious!
Thanks so much!
Looks delicious! I'm a sucker for pies with a homemade crust.<br /> <sup><sub>(also, loving the animated gif!)</sub></sup>
Thanks so mucg!

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