3-Ingredient Strawberry Tart with Lemon Whipped Cream

My motto in the spring and summer is “easy does it.” The holidays and months surrounding them can be such a blur that, come spring, I just wanna let my hair down. And in every sense of the phrase, I do!

Never has my easy livin’ philosophy applied more than it does this year, as we’re preparing to welcome our first baby. I’m taking it easy in every way I can… especially when it comes to dinners and desserts!

This strawberry tart is a perfect example of simplicity at its best. I stocked up on stacks of juicy berries (a sale this girl just can’t resist) and couldn’t wait to put them to good use. Combined with flaky, buttery puff pastry and a sprinkle of sugar, the natural sweetness of the strawberries really pops.

Plopped with a dollop of lemon whipped cream, this 3-ingredient strawberry tart was an incredible treat! It’s great to serve at parties, or just to have a little sweet something to indulge in after dinner. Or before. I won’t judge.

Your prep before popping it the oven couldn’t be easier, either. Just lay out a sheet of puff pastry, arrange your strawberries over top, and dust with sugar. You could also use a sugar substitute, like I did for this tart, which still yielded deliciously sweet slices. While your tart crisps and puffs its way to pastry perfection, make your lemon whipped cream. Just another 3 ingredients for a fabulous finishing touch to the strawberry tart!

The combination of sweet pastry and tangy whipped cream will totally get you in that spring-ified mood… even if there’s still snow on the ground. I feel for you guys suffering a long winter this year!

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3-Ingredient Strawberry Tart with Lemon Whipped Cream

Yield: Makes about 6 slices // 1 1/2 cups whipped cream


For Strawberry Tart:
1 (12x12-inch) sheet puff pastry, thawed
16 oz. fresh strawberries, sliced
1 Tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute
For Lemon Whipped Cream:
1 cup chilled heavy cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
Zest and juice from 1/2 lemon


For Strawberry Tart: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place puff pastry square on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Lay sliced strawberries over top with 1 inch of pastry edge. Turn up pastry edges slightly over strawberries. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and golden brown.

Slice into 6 portions and serve with Lemon Whipped Cream, if desired.

For Lemon Whipped Cream: With an electric mixer, beat heavy cream to soft peaks on medium speed. Add powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice. Continue beating on medium speed to stiff peaks. Cover and chill up to 4 hours before serving.



24 Responses to “3-Ingredient Strawberry Tart with Lemon Whipped Cream”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 18, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    Such a pretty tart, I love how easy this is for spring!

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — April 18, 2014 @ 3:11 am

    This is so neat Georgia! Great at anytime, especially if unexpected guests arrive and you wanna whip up a little something :)
    Aaaand as for berries on sale, I’m as bad as you, bought a big box of reduced blueberries last week, and felt like I had truly found a treasure :P So tasty!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 18, 2014 @ 5:47 am

    I freaking love the simplicity to this. So yummy!

  4. #
    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 18, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    Simple yet so stunning! Excellent!

  5. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 18, 2014 @ 6:36 am

    Simple and perfect! Love this, Georgia!

  6. #
    cheri — April 18, 2014 @ 7:09 am

    Love this simple but gorgeous tart. Perfect for this time of year!

  7. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — April 18, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    Simple. Beautiful. Berries! Perfect. :)

  8. #
    Kathy — April 18, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    Beautiful! And I love the idea of the lemon whipped cream!

  9. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — April 18, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    What a beautiful tart made from my favorite berry! And topped with lemon whipped cream is divine!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 18, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    We definitely still have snow on the ground but just looking at this strawberry-filled tart is cheering me up. Love how simple it is to put together!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — April 18, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    Puff pastry is so great for quick and easy desserts. I’m starting to see all kinds of good looking berries at the stores. Perfect time to give this one a try!

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — April 18, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

    This looks so beautiful and vibrant! It’s elegant, and yet very quick and simple (perfect for company!) The combination of strawberries and lemon is one of my favorites in the spring and summer.

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 18, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    Wow-this looks delicious!!! It totally makes me regret not buying 2 strawberry cartons when I saw them on sale…I will definitely need to go back to the store and buy the ingredients to make this deliciously fresh looking dessert!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — April 18, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    I can imagine how the lemon whipped cream is the perfect topping for this simple tart. I also just posted about frozen puff pastry – it’s so versatile and easy!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — April 19, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    That tart just screams springtime, doesn’t it? I went by the strawberry fields today and they’ve just been planted. Strawberries are a winter crop up here in northern Australia. I can’t wait to make this tart.

  16. #
    Angel Reyes — April 19, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    I hope you are happy. Now I can’t stop thinking about this tart. I need it now!!!!
    Looks awesome!

  17. #
    Ramona — April 19, 2014 @ 7:21 am

    Now this is one dessert that sings spring!! Beautifully done. :)

  18. #
    Pat — April 19, 2014 @ 8:21 am

    Looks, delicious. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. Thanks, :)

  19. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 20, 2014 @ 1:08 am

    “Easy does it” sounds good to me! This is the perfect summer dessert!

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    MomwithKids — April 24, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    What a beautiful recipe, we are going to serve this Saturday with our diet group. The strawberries are shown to cause the body to drop fat, this will be a treat on our diet

  21. #
    Medeja — April 26, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

    Simple but so good! This tart looks amazing!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — April 29, 2014 @ 12:36 am

    Hi Georgia! I’ve seen this in your newsletter and I went to buy the pie sheet right away last week! I haven’t had the chance to make it, but I’ll make this VERY soon! Can’t wait. It’s so pretty, and “easy dessert” is a big plus! Thank you for sharing this beautiful (yet super easy!!!) dessert. :)

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    Suzanne — June 20, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    Approximately how many does this serve?
    Looks so colorful and delicious!


    • Georgia — June 20th, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

      Hi Suzanne – As the recipe states, the tart yields 6 slices, so 6 servings.

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