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This super easy Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart is our favorite simple summer sweet treat. Made in minutes, it’s delicious on its own or topped with vanilla ice cream!

Slices of puff pastry strawberry tart garnished with mint

I’ve been really working on my dessert game. I’m so honored to be contributing here at My Baking Addiction, and it has me so inspired.

Jamie is the absolute queen of easy and attainable desserts, and she makes me feel like I can do it too. So…baby steps. One sweet treat at a time.

Making Strawberries Foster helped me to remember that simple is best. I could eat that recipe every darn day.

This month, I settled on this super simple Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart, and I couldn’t be happier. It just looks and tastes just like summer.

Close-up of sliced puff pastry strawberry tart

Fresh fruit, a creamy and easy base, and puff pastry. It’s pretty much the only thing I need in this world this summer!

This easy Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart is the perfect sweet treat to bring with you to family BBQs, work potlucks, or any summer get-together.

Believe me, it will be the hit of the party! Way better than store bought but almost just as easy. But you might want to make two.

One is gone REALLY quick…trust me!

Sliced strawberries over mascarpone filling in a puff pastry tart shell


You can’t claim that this Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart is made from scratch, but you can say that it’s homemade. And I feel pretty good about that.

It’s certainly a massive step up from when I used to show up to every party with nothing but Buffalo Wild Wings.

I use store-bought puff pastry to make the crust for this start. Since we aren’t making the dough from scratch, go ahead and make sure you buy the all-butter puff pastry for that yummy buttery flavor.

Overhead view of puff pastry strawberry tart on a baking sheet

The filling is made with mascarpone cheese for a little tang, a bit of sugar and some whipped cream. It is light and creamy and a perfect match for the sweet and tart strawberries.

Wondering how to give the strawberries that fancy glazed look that you always see on bakery tarts? Jam!

Yep, just mix a little strawberry jam with the sliced fresh berries and they’ll look super fancy with almost zero effort.

Puff pastry strawberry tart topped with vanilla ice cream and garnished with mint


I love using puff pastry to make a tart base because you don’t even have to have a tart pan. It’s a crust and a pan all in one!

Just roll out the thawed puff pastry and use a paring knife to gently score a border about ¾-inch inside the edge of the pastry.

Make sure you don’t cut all the way through, though – you just want to score the first few layers!

Sliced strawberries topping a puff pastry tart shell and mascarpone filling

Then, pierce the inside with a fork. Piercing the inside will keep this section from rising, while the outer border can still rise.

Voila! You just made an easy puff pastry tart base!

You can try this trick with smaller pieces of puff pastry to make individual-sized tartlets if you like. You could even fill them with savory fillings instead of sweet!

Your friends and family will thank you for bringing this beautiful, EASY, and delicious dessert. You can keep the fact that it’s so easy to yourself!

Eat it on its own straight out of the fridge, or heat it up and top it with vanilla ice cream. There’s no wrong way. Only tastiness awaits!!


Close up of sliced puff pastry strawberry tart topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart was contributed by Becky of The Cookie Rookie.

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Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart

By: Jamie
4.44 from 98 ratings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Sliced strawberries top a sweet mascarpone and a puff pastry base for a summer tart that is so easy and so delicious!


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • sparkling sugar optional
  • 1 pint strawberries washed/hulled, and sliced into 3-4 slices each
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • ¾ cup white sugar divided
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 4 ounces whipped cream fresh whipped cream or cool whip
  • ice cream for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out the puff pastry dough to a large rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the water.
  • Use a knife to score a border 3/4 of an inch inside from the edge of the puff pastry. Use a fork to pierce the inside of the tart several times.
  • Brush the pastry with the egg wash along the border. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar if desired.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and cooked. Set aside to cool.
  • While the puff pastry is cooking, prepare the topping. In a large bowl, stir together the whipped cream, 1/2 cup white sugar, and mascarpone cheese.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the strawberry slices, 1/4 cup white sugar, and strawberry jam.
  • Once puff pastry is cool, top with the cream and then the strawberries. Keep refrigerated until ready to slice and serve.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 97mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 30g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

4.44 from 98 votes (98 ratings without comment)

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  1. marilyn says:

    I used cream cheese instead of mascarpone since I had it on hand and it worked out great, not sure if it changed the flavor much but it was delicious. I also didn’t have strawberry jam so I used a lessor amount of raspberry jam instead. I got that shiny finish but it didn’t taste of raspberry. Super easy and fast to make and it looks gorgeous.

    1. Jamie says:

      Happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for stopping by to share your feedback. Happy baking!

  2. kelly says:

    I made this recipe tonight for the first time and everyone loved it! It was a huge success…thank you!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback.


  3. Laurie says:

    This was delicious. For some reason the strawberries became excessively “juicy” after preparing with the sugar and jam and so it didn’t look at all like the photo. Next time I’ll strain them before adding. Also the cream mixture would have been easier to mix with a hand mixer. Took a really long time to stir the lumps out. Probably bringing the marsacpone to room temperature would have made it easier.

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Laurie!

  4. says:

    Can you use regular cream cheese instead of mascarpone ?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I haven’t attempted this recipe with this substitution, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I’d love to know how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. Scarlet says:

    This strawberry tart looks soooo good! My daughter just went strawberry picking so we have a ton of fresh strawberries to use. The marscapone and whipped cream sounds so rich and delish! Pinning now to make soon.

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Scarlet! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  6. Natalie says:

    This strawberry tart is absolutely gorgeous! I love how easy it is to make!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Natalie! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  7. Emme says:

    This looks so delicious. How long do leftovers last?

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Emme! This would be best served the same day it is made, but should keep for at least a day or so well-wrapped in the fridge – the crust just won’t be as crisp and the berries might weep some. Happy Baking!