Strawberry and cream tart

Strawberry and cream tart



Yields  4

  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 90g butter, chilled, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • 500g small strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam, warmed

Directions for the Strawberry and cream tart

  1. Step 1Process flour, caster sugar and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg. Process until pastry just comes together.
  2. Step 2Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Press into a 10cm (diameter) disc. Wrap in greaseproof paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Step 3Place a baking tray into oven. Preheat oven and tray to 200°C. Roll out pastry on a floured surface to a 5mm-thick round. Line a 3cm deep, 19cm (base) loose-based tart pan with pastry. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4Line pastry case with baking paper. Fill with raw rice. Place onto hot baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are light golden. Remove baking paper and rice. Bake for a further 8 to 10 minutes or until pastry case is light golden. Set aside to cool.
  5. Step 5Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, icing sugar and rum until smooth. Spread mixture in cold pastry case. Top with strawberries. Brush with warm jam. Cover. Refrigerate overnight. Serve.