Strawberry Shortcake Tart (with microwave pastry cream!)

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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

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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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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

  • 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

Step 2: Getting Crusty

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Add your shortbread cookies and sugar to the bowl of your food processor
  3. Mix until the cookies have become crumbs
  4. Slowly add in the melted butter and mix until combined
  5. Pour out the crust mixture into your tart pan
  6. Using the back of a spoon or a small glass, press the crumb mixture against the sides and bottom of the tart pan
  7. Bake for 6 minutes, and then remove from oven and allow to cool slightly
  8. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to cool fully
This is so pretty! I like the microwave pastry cream idea.
shesparticular (author)  garnishrecipes3 years ago
Thanks so much!
Beautiful! It just looks like it would taste wonderful!
It really was dangerously delicious :)
bgartman3 years ago
Wow- this looks really delicious!
shesparticular (author)  bgartman3 years ago
Thanks so much!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Looks delicious! I'm a sucker for pies with a homemade crust.
(also, loving the animated gif!)
shesparticular (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks so mucg!