Strawberry Cream Tart
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Adapted from Cooking Light.
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • 36 honey graham crackers (about 9 sheets)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons water

  • FILLING
  • 2/3 cup (5.4 ounces/153 g) light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (44 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • GLAZE
  • 2 cups (288 g) small fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • 2/3 cup (116 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • TOPPING
  • 4 cups (576 g) small fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled, patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F/175° C.
  2. CRUST: Put the graham crackers in the food processor bowl and process until completely crumbled. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, the melted butter, and water and pulse just until moist. Press the mixture into the into bottom and up sides of the prepared tart pan. Bake at 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. GLAZE: Place 2 cups of strawberries in the food processor or a blender. Process until pureed. Stir together the strawberry puree, 2/3 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 more minute. Remove glaze from heat and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  4. FILLING: In the bowl of the stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract and mix until smooth. Using about 1/3 of the mixture, spread a thin crumb layer over the bottom of the tart shell and allow it to sit for a few minutes. When that layer is set, spread the remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over the bottom layer.
  5. ASSEMBLE: Add prepared strawberries and lemon juice to the medium bowl, and toss to coat. Starting at the outside edge of the crust, arrange the berries, bottoms up, in a circular pattern over filling. Spoon glaze evenly over berries. Sprinkle the toasted almonds around the edge. Cover and chill for 3 hours before serving.
More Information
Equipment:

9-inch round tart pan, lightly coated with cooking spray
food processor
small saucepan
stand mixer with paddle attachment
medium bowl

Recipe Notes:

Total Time includes 3 hours refrigeration time after tart is finished.

You can make this in either an 8 x 12-inch rectangular pan or a 9-inch round tart pan. According to Cooking Light, the recipe also works with a 9-inch springform pan and a 10-inch pie plate.
Recipe by Andrea Meyers at https://andreasrecipes.com/strawberry-cream-tart/