Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

June 19 was Grumpy’s and my 5th wedding anniversary. Yes, the day went right by us and neither of us even realized it. There is just so much happening that it is hard to remember everything!

Soon it will be my Nanny’s birthday, my Aunt Marlene & Uncle Gary, then my Mom & Dad’s anniversary…all at the end of this month. Then we will come to July 5th which is Justin & Kristina’s 1st wedding anniversary and my Aunt Ann’s birthday! Then, ten days later, my first born will be 24. We certainly have a lot to celebrate the end of June and first of July!

Since Grumpy and I have been good and haven’t had dessert in the house for over a week (believe me, that is an accomplishment!) and since my mom gave me two quarts of strawberries from her berry patch over the weekend, I decided I had to so something with these berries so they didn’t go to waist. Oops. I meant waste. 😉 So, off to Cooking Light again….

Sunday while we were driving to town to meet up with Grumpy’s dad and step-mom for some boating I looked at my Best of Cooking Light cookbook. On the cover of this book was a photo of this Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart. Right then and there I knew what I was doing with those strawberries. I followed the recipe as written except I made the mistake of doubling the almond extract. No problem though, it still tasted absolutely delicious – so much so I would have liked to eaten two pieces tonight instead of one!

 

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Prep time:
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Ingredients
  • Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart
  • WW Points: 6
  •  Crust:
  • 36  honey graham crackers (about 9 sheets)
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 4  teaspoons  water
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 2/3  cup  light cream cheese
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon  almond extract
  • Topping:
  • 6  cups  small fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  sliced almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare crust, place crackers in a food processor; process until crumbly. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, butter, and water; pulse just until moist. Place mixture in a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray, pressing into bottom and up sides of pan to 3/4 inch. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. To prepare filling, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and extracts in a medium bowl; stir until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of tart shell.
  4. To prepare topping, place 2 cups strawberries in food processor; process until pureed. Combine strawberry puree, 2/3 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 minute. Remove glaze from heat, and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  5. Combine 4 cups strawberries and juice; toss to coat. Arrange berries, bottoms up, in a circular pattern over filling. Spoon half of glaze evenly over berries (reserve remaining glaze for another use). Sprinkle nuts around edge. Cover and chill 3 hours.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

52 Comments

  1. Danielle June 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    This looks amazingly delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Maria June 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! We got married on June 14th, one year ago. Love June weddings:) Love your dessert, it is beyond gorgeous!

  3. Carrie June 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary!

  4. Happy cook June 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Congragulations on you wedding anniversery and wishing you the same bliss for many more years.
    Love the tart , looks so so yumm.

  5. Mary June 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    happy Anniversary , your tart is so delicious!

  6. Nanita June 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Божествено!Усещам аромата на тази тарта….вкусно!Поздравления!

  7. Flourchild June 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Your dessert looks to die for good!

  8. haleysuzanne June 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary! And that tart – wow, it looks so good!

  9. Barbara Bakes June 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    This looks so delicious! Perfect for an anniversary!

  10. Jessie June 23, 2009 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you and grumpy!

    that delicious strawberry tart is perfect for celebrating your anniversary 🙂

  11. Donna-FFW June 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Happy Happy anniversary!! This looks amazingly delicious. I love the photos, I so want to try it.

  12. Bellini Valli June 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    This would have to be a favourite of mine Shelby. Looks at all of those juicy strawberries. Happy beleated anniversary as well:D

  13. Leslie June 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary and many more!!!!
    Beautiful photos!

  14. Gera @ SweetsFoods June 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    A Very Happy Anniversary! I love this tart with strawberry and almond! So yummy 🙂

    Cheers,

    Gera

  15. Coleen's Recipes June 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    What BEAUTIFUL photos!! Congrats on your 5th anniversary.

  16. Mags June 23, 2009 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you and Grumpy! And I could just take a nose dive into that tart… so delicious looking.

  17. finsmom June 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Just look at those amazing strawberries! YUM!
    Great photos!

  18. tamilyn June 23, 2009 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Those strawberries look phenom!

  19. Frieda June 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Your tart is a great way to celebrate!

  20. Mrs. L June 23, 2009 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Happy Belated Anniversary! That tart looks insanely good!

  21. Jennifer June 23, 2009 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary!!! What a GREAT tart to celebrate!!!

  22. carol-p June 24, 2009 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations. That tart looks like a celebration on a plate!

  23. Helene June 24, 2009 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

    What a beautiful dessert, I would love a piece.

  24. Deborah June 24, 2009 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary! This looks like a great way to celebrate!

  25. Ciao Chow Linda June 24, 2009 at 12:55 am - Reply

    I'd eat that tart with triple the almond extract – or no almond extract. It looks gorgeous.

  26. CookiePie June 24, 2009 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Ooooh – what a GORGEOUS tart! And happy anniversary!! Here's to many, many more!

  27. Jamie June 24, 2009 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! What a dessert….it's like mountains of strawberries. It looks absolutely delicious!

  28. tardevil June 24, 2009 at 3:28 am - Reply

    Happy belated anniversary, Shelby! Mine is on the 20th! The tart looks delicious! I wish you could send us samples! ;O)

  29. Olga June 24, 2009 at 3:39 am - Reply

    No wedding photo? Here's to many more happy years!

  30. kiss my spatula June 24, 2009 at 5:05 am - Reply

    awwh, happy anniversary! wishing you both many happy years to come!

  31. Linda June 24, 2009 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you & Grumpy!

    Your photos are gorgeous. How lucky you are to have homegrown strawberries!

  32. Creative One June 24, 2009 at 11:37 am - Reply

    A delicious looking dessert, love strawberries.
    A Happy Anniversary to you and Grumpy!

  33. Vickie LeBlanc June 24, 2009 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I am so making that pie. Happy Anniversary.

  34. Cristine June 24, 2009 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary! Gorgeous tart!

  35. Di June 24, 2009 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Wow, that's a gorgeous tart! Happy anniversary!

  36. Ingrid June 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous tart! Love how you ringed the tart with slivered almonds!

    Happy belated anniversary!
    ~ingrid

  37. Tangled Noodle June 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Happy, happy anniversary to you and Grumpy! Wishing you many more years of marital and culinary bliss! 8-D

    Although you may have missed the actual day, this gorgeous tart more than makes up for it, I'm sure. With all the special events coming up, I can imagine what other wonderful treats might be in store. To get ahead of it all, I wish your family a bunch of Happy Anniversaries and Birthdays!

  38. Patsyk June 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary (a bit late!)… that tart looks GORGEOUS! I'd love a piece of it right now… and, being from CL I know I could make it work with my healthy eating attempts!

  39. Lynda June 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous looking tart- wish strawberry season wasn't over here, but guess I can still buy the ones in the store.

  40. gail June 24, 2009 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary!! Those strawberries look SO goooooooooooood.

  41. JMom June 25, 2009 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary! You guys sure have a lot to celebrate in the next couple of months! This tart is great start. Now I wish I had some for dessert 🙂

  42. Pamela June 25, 2009 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!! Hope it was a wonderfully, happy day. The pictures of the tart are GORGEOUS. I have made this one and absolutely LOVED it.

  43. pigpigscorner June 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    COngrats! and such a wonderful treat!

  44. Caitlin June 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! The tart looks gorgeous

  45. Katy ~ June 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary, Dear One! Love prevails and endures. Best wishes for many more loving years!

    The tart looks GORGEOUS!

  46. Jason June 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Great looking tart! Nothing beats fresh strawberries!

  47. Scott K June 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary. I count the day I married my beautiful bride (21 years ago) as one of the three greatest days in my life.

  48. Barbara @ moderncomfortfood June 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Yum! My mom's "greatest hits" strawberry pie is similar to yours except in the calories department. Hers has tons, yours doesn't, and I'm definitely going to try your version. BTW, since your last post, I'm still trying to guess Grumpy's favorite fruit. Strawberries? Happy anniversary!

  49. Amanda February 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    That is so beautiful Shelby! Happy anniversary!

  50. Megan February 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    This looks like a great recipe to try. 6 points huh? Very doable!

  51. Deeba PAB February 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Amazing Shelby, just too darned amazing. I love fruits in bakes, and would love to try this when strawberries are cheap and in abundance.

  52. […] our pre-keto days, Grumpy and I would enjoy a Strawberry Almond Cream Tart on our anniversary. It was a non keto, cooking light recipe that we absolutely loved (and still […]

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