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

WHY PUFF PASTRY STRAWBERRY TART IS SO EASY

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

HOW TO MAKE A PUFF PASTRY TART BASE

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!!

Enjoy!

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.

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Sliced strawberries top a sweet mascarpone and a puff pastry base for a summer tart that is so easy and so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 3/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 4 ounces whipped cream (fresh whipped cream or cool whip)
  • ice cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out the puff pastry dough to a large rectangle.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the water.
  4. 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.
  5. Brush the pastry with the egg wash along the border. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar if desired.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and cooked. Set aside to cool.
  7. 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.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix together the strawberry slices, 1/4 cup white sugar, and strawberry jam.
  9. Once puff pastry is cool, top with the cream and then the strawberries. Keep refrigerated until ready to slice and serve.
  10. Top with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 251 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 53mg Sodium 97mg Carbohydrates 36g Fiber 1g Sugar 30g Protein 3g

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