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Strawberry Tarlets

Strawberry Tartlets are the perfect spring and summer dessert! These little strawberry tarts have a shortbread crust, are filled with a sweet creamy filling, and topped with fresh juicy strawberries. They're perfect for serving at a dinner party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
chill time5 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Garnish and Glaze


!For the Shortbread Crust:

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

!For the Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • lemon zest of one lemon

!For the Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, diced
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Place flour, butter, and sugar together in a food processor and pulse until butter is smaller than half a pea. Pour equally between 6 mini tart pans (or one large tart pan).
  • Using a measuring cup, press the pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of the pans. Gently pierce the bottoms with a fork. Pop in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and then bake for 20-24 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and then cool completely.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the cream until stiff peaks. Empty it into another bowl and then add the cream cheese and sugar to the stand mixer bowl (no need to clean it from the cream). Switch to the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Mix in the lemon juice and zest.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese and then spread into the tart shells. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, mix strawberries with sugar and then add to the top of the tarts. Serve.