These sweet little strawberry tarlettes are the perfect dessert if you are looking for something quick yet impressive.  The buttery crust combined with the fresh berries is a match made in heaven.  These were inspired by Dorie’s recipe for La Palette’s strawberry tart but instead I used my favorite basic tart dough and made them into mini tarts.  Beyond making the tart dough, there is very little other work required – just cutting up some strawberries and mixing them with a bit of sugar.  Making the tart dough is a breeze as well if you use your stand mixer like I do!  I got five tartlettes out of one batch, but I’m sure you could get six if you rolled your dough a bit thinner.  This is a wonderful light and summery dessert, and while they are fantastic on their own, they are also wonderful topped with a bit of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


For the tart dough:
For the crust:
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp. very cold water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

For the filling:
Fresh strawberries, halved or quartered (1 quart would be plenty)
Sugar (optional)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Good quality strawberry jam


  • Simple and I bet-delicious!

  • So purdy! The ruby red color of those strawberries is just lovely.

  • just love strawberries! looks beautiful.

  • These look so refreshing and tasty! Beautiful picture…makes me hungry.

  • it s look awesome! strawberrys delicious! OMG!

  • These little tartlettes are beautiful!!! I love how quick, yet elegant the presentation they are! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

  • Thank you for the recipe. Was looking for something to cook my girlfriend this weekend

  • nutmegnanny

    I love how summery and delicious these look. Strawberry tarts are one of my favorites:)

  • Oooh! That looks delicious! Definitely saved this recipe :D

  • Jse11run

    How many does this make?

  • These look so cute! Perfect for summer!