Monday, April 4, 2011

Tarte aux Fraises the EASY way!

KC Quaretti-Lee & Chef Judi Gallagher

Strawberry season is upon us here in Florida and today I showed ABC7's Culinary Director Chef Judi Gallagher how to make my favorite strawberry tart on ABC7 news at noon.  It was such fun I can't wait to be invited back!  Here is the video from the show and right below that, you'll find the recipe! This is a perfect recipe to make with the kids and grandkids!  Just a bit of simple measuring and mixing that a child can do and well,  adding the strawberries on top is a natural for the little ones!  But don't let that get you thinking this is just for the kids; oh no it's perfect to serve at family meals and to dinner guests too!


1 ½ Cups Self Rising Flour
¼ Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Butter
¾ Cups Sugar
1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract (almond extract can also be used but then delete the lemon zest)
Zest from ½ lemon
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons cream
1 Pint Strawberries (washed, hulled and cut in half)

1.   Pre-Heat oven to 350
2.   Beat butter, sugar, eggs, lemon extract and cream together.
3.   Combine flour and salt.
4.   Gently add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, do not over mix.
5.   Spread into a 9 inch spring form pan coated with non stick spray.
6.   Press strawberries into batter in a circular pattern.
7.   Bake for 45 minutes.
8.   Cool 15-20 minutes and transfer to serving platter.
9.   Slice & serve as  is or with optional toppings.
Optional Toppings:
Sliced strawberries and whipped cream
A drizzle of chocolate sauce
Vanilla or strawberry ice cream


  1. Well done! You are such a natural in front of the camera :) The tart looks too good to be that easy.

  2. Thanks so much Shawn; you have made my day! And YES the tart is just that easy!