Strawberry Dream Tart

Strawberry Dream Tart by virginiasweetpea.com
I’ve been collecting recipes for a long time.  I found this recipe tucked away in my recipe box and I’d never tried it.  Strawberry Dream Tart is from the May 1992 issue of Southern Living.  I had almost completed my first year of teaching in May 1992.  I’m glad that I copied and saved this recipe because it is a keeper.
Strawberry Dream Tart

1  8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1  14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1  5.1 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 cup water
1  8 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Brown sugar crust
1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced

Brown Sugar Crust
4 cups corn flakes
3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/3 cups flour

Step One – Make Crust

Crush cornflakes;  set aside.  Beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed until fluffy;  add egg yolks, salt, and almond extract, beating until smooth.  Gradually add flour and cereal.  Shape mixture into a ball; press into a well buttered, 12 inch pizza pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden.  Cool completely.

Crust Before Baking:
Crust After Baking:
Step Two:  Make filling
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add next three ingredients; beat until smooth.  Chill five minutes; fold in whipped topping.  Spread filling over crust.
Step Three:  Arrange strawberries over filling.  Chill for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
Strawberry Dream Tart
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 5.1 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 8 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Brown sugar crust
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Brown Sugar Crust
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 1⅓ cups flour
Instructions
  1. Make Crust: Crush cornflakes; set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed until fluffy; add egg yolks, salt, and almond extract, beating until smooth. Gradually add flour and cereal. Shape mixture into a ball; press into a well buttered, 12 inch pizza pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.
  2. Make filling: Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add next three ingredients; beat until smooth. Chill five minutes; fold in whipped topping. Spread filling over crust.
  3. Arrange strawberries over filling. Chill for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
We really enjoyed this dessert.  It would also be good with raspberries or blueberries as the fruit topping.  I’m thinking of making this again for the 4th of July using blueberries and strawberries to form a flag.  Wouldn’t that be fun?
Give this a try!  It’s easy and quite delicious!
I’m sharing today for Tasty Tuesday at Jen’s Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

Comments

  1. Trish @TheOldPostRoad says:

    Yum! That looks great. I will have to try that one.

  2. Cranberry Morning says:

    This looks delicious. I’m printing out your recipe and making this on the next sunny day. I know, sun has nothing to do with it, but strawberries are so cheery and pretty they deserve a sunny day!

  3. Oh my! That looks sooooo good!!!

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Aaaaahhhhh…..

  5. Oh yeahhhhh – I’ll be dreamin of that fur shurrrr!
    xoxo,
    Kim

  6. Jane Anne says:

    I love strawberries and I love Southern Living. I am going to have to try this one out! I have just about used up all of my strawberries for now but I am going to get some more very soon. Yum!

  7. Rambling Girl says:

    Why did you show this? I want some right now…I have a hankering for something sweet right about now…looks so yummy!
    Gotta try this…being that it is peach time in Ga, I bet that would be good.

  8. That sounds like a great dessert!

  9. Manuela@TPOH says:

    Wow! That looks beautiful! I love recipes that use fresh fruit – yummo!

    Manuela

  10. Yummy, yummy, yummy! Can you go wrong with sweetened condensed milk?

  11. I love-love strawberries. This looks amazing. I will be making this one. Great pictures!

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