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A slice of strawberry cream cheese tart topped with fresh sliced strawberries

Strawberry Tart Recipe with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

This is a Strawberry Tart Recipe made with a dreamy filling of cream cheese and whipped cream flavored with lemon juice and lemon zest. This is easy to make and a perfect dessert for fresh strawberry season. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Tart Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 261 kcal
Author Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)


  • 1 9" Pie Crust
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest grated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 pounds strawberries half for filling, half for topping.


  1. Press pie dough into a 9" tart shell. With a fork dock the dough by piercing it along the sides and bottom. 

  2. Place the dough in the refrigerator for for at 30 minutes. Several hours or even overnight is even better. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper over the dough. Fill the parchment covered tart shell with dried beans.

  3. Bake the shell for 15 minutes. Remove the parchment paper and beans and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes or until crust is just starting to turn golden.

  4. Let the shell cool on a wire rack.

  5. In a food processor, process the cream cheese until fluffy. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and 3/4 cup sugar. Process until smooth. Scrape down sides of the processor with a rubber spatula as needed. 

  6. Add the cream to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whip to soft peak stage. Fold cream cheese mixture into whipped cream. 

  7. Place half of this mixture into the cooled tart shell. Layer half the strawberries over the layer. Cover the strawberries with the remaining half of the cream/cream cheese mixture. 

  8. Arrange whole, halved, or sliced strawberries over the top of the tart. Chill 3 - 5 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Tart Recipe with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 641IU13%
Vitamin C 68mg82%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.