Simple Strawberry Dulce De Leche Shortbread Tart

When we say simple, we mean it. And simplicity is exactly what you want when the local strawberry season arrives, and you'd rather be outside than indoors at the stove—even though you want to celebrate berry season with an easy, spectacular dessert. Ta da! We've solved the problem.

Yield Makes 8 servings Active Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour


  1. Cookie crust:
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup cornstarch
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  2. Cream:
    • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  3. Assembly:


  1. Make cookie crust:
    1. Heat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Lightly butter a large baking sheet.
    2. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
    3. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, then beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture until combined.
    4. Form dough into a disk and roll out between 2 large sheets of parchment paper into an 11-inch round (about 1/8 inch thick). Peel off and discard top piece of parchment. Slide round (still on bottom piece of parchment) onto baking sheet. (Butter on sheet will help keep parchment in place.)
    5. Bake until round is firm to the touch and pale golden around edges, 12 to 16 minutes. Slide round on parchment onto a rack to cool completely.
  2. Make cream:
    1. Beat cream with sour cream, sugar, and vanilla using an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  3. Assemble tart:
    1. Carefully slide cool tart from parchment onto a flat platter or cutting board. Gently spread dulce de leche onto crust (an offset spatula is helpful for this), taking care not to break crust. Spoon cream on top of dulce de leche and top with strawberries.
    2. Serve immediately.
Cooks' Notes:
•Crust can be made, but not topped, 3 days ahead and cooled completely, then kept wrapped in plastic at room temperature.

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Nutritional Info

  • Calories429
  • Carbohydrates46 g(15%)
  • Fat25 g(39%)
  • Protein5 g(10%)
  • Saturated Fat15 g(76%)
  • Sodium131 mg(5%)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
  • Fiber2 g(6%)
  • Monounsaturated Fat7 g
  • Cholesterol123 mg(41%)
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