Strawberry tart with pastry cream and pistachio
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6
  • 250 gr. of flour
  • 125 gr. of diced butter
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 80 gr. of iced sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
Pastry cream
  • 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 30 gr. of flour
  • 80 gr. of sugar
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 0.5 l. of milk
  • 500 gr. of strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons of apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed pistachio
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Mix with food processor or hand flour, butter, iced sugar, milk, salt and 2 egg yolks. Knead and make a ball.
  3. Roll out the dough in between two sheets of baking paper. Put in pie plate, prick with a fork and cook blind for 12 minutes.
Pastry cream
  1. Bring to a boil milk and seeded vanilla pod.
  2. Mix eggs and egg yolk with sugar until it becomes white.
  3. Add flour and mix.
  4. Pour little by little half of the milk while stirring.
  5. Return to the heat with the rest of milk until the cream thinken just before boiling.
  6. Leave to cool while preparing strawberries.
  1. Wash and trim strawberries. Cut in two. Pour pastry cream on top of pie crust and place strawberries.
  2. Heat apricot jam with lemon juice. Brush on strawberries.
  3. Sprinkle pistachio and refrigerate.
  4. Remove 1 hour before serving.
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