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Monday, June 8, 2009

Whole Wheat Strawberry Lemon Tart

Today, I am in the mood for something sweet and that reminds me of summer. So, I am going to make a tart. Now, if I was back in North America, I would be picking whatever berries look fresh and taste sweet. But, since I am in Dubai, where good tasting berries are scarce (most are ripened on their way over and taste like nothing), I am going to use frozen.

I am going to make this tart with Whole Wheat Flour. Why? Because I enjoy the crunch and texture of a whole wheat tart. But please, feel free to make a white tart shell if you wish!

Whole Wheat Strawberry Lemon Tart
Makes 1 tart
For Tart Pastry:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/8 tsp salt
½ cup butter
3 tbsp ice cold water

For Strawberries:
400 grams (about 3 cups) of Strawberries ( Fresh if possible)
3 tbsp white sugar
Zest of ½ lemon
Juice of whole lemon
1 tbsp cornstarch
Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees

For Custard Filling:
Mix 2 eggs
½ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup sugar

To Make Tart Pastry:
Mix the flour and the salt in a medium bowl or food processor.

Add the cold butter pieces and cut in using a pastry blender or by pulsing in the food processor.

Add ice water, 1/2 tbsp at a time until the dough forms into a ball. Gather up and pat into a disk. If possible, refrigerate dough for 30 minutes before rolling out.

When ready to use, roll dough out on a lightly floured board. Gently fold into quarters using a little flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place dough in pie plate and carefully unfold, fitting loosely and then pressing into place. Trim the edges and crimp for a decorative crust.

To Make Filling:
In a large bowl, toss strawberries with sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Place in the tart shell and bake for 25 minutes at
180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Farenheit). until strawberries have softened and tart is beginning to brown.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add whipping cream and sugar, and mix well. Pour this mixture into the half baked tart. Bake for another 30 minutes until custard is set.

Allow the tart to cool for about 15 minutes before removing from tart pan.


  1. Looks great, I love whole wheat crust too!

  2. Looks beautiful - I love strawberry and lemon together! Since it's whole wheat, does that mean I can have two slices?

  3. I LOVE that you use whole wheat. Lemon plus strawberries are a great combination.

  4. This sounds good...tasty and healthy. summer is coming and berry time is here. Thanks, s

  5. I've never had a lemon strawberry tart before. This does look delicious though.

  6. This looks wonderful - I love it all. And I am in Minnesota where finally the berries are fresh! Great recipe!