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Light Strawberry tart

A delicious dessert but low in calories

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Crostata leggera di fragole, poco zucchero e tanto gusto

How to prepare the light tart at home (light) with fresh strawberries

lightly tart with fresh strawberries, prepared with a water-based strawberry cream without eggs. Today Recipe for a simple and good but light dessert, low in calories but not in taste. This Tart with fresh strawberries it's light because without eggs and with very little sugar but I warn you right away that at least there is butter in this dessert. In practice it is a kind of “strawberry pie“, the American Tart filled with fruit that I have already experienced in the FRESH BLUEBERRY TART (The blueberry pie American) However, where I used a durum wheat flour for the crust. And do not forget to browse through all my RECIPES OF PIES, sweet and savory, And among all my RECIPES OF DESSERTS WITH STRAWBERRIES. And if you want to make a strawberry and cream tart with an elegant and sophisticated look, Try this VERSION OF STRAWBERRY TART.

How to make a good and light strawberry spread without eggs

This time I prepared a Egg-free and sugar-free shortcrust pastry. Indeed, I suggest you to put a more than abundant pinch of Salt in the dough. Because the contrast between the lightly salty base and sweet and sour filling It's really special and tantalizing. The Light tart filling with strawberries is egg-free and is made up only of strawberries, very little sugar and lemon juice. The strawberry cream water-based It cooks for a few minutes on the stove and becomes thick thanks to the addition of cornstarch. I suggest you use a Cake pan with fairly high sides, because this filling is hard and compact and does not run away when the cut slice.

This Light tart with strawberry cream water-based and egg-free It's a sin of gluttony that you can safely indulge in: is rich in fruit and low in sugar. What, For example,, the CHOCOLATE CAKE WITHOUT BUTTER or the APPLE CAKE LIGHT. On the other hand, in this tart The butter is there, and it is essential for a crumbly and very light crust. But if you don't eat the whole dessert in 10 minutes, the amount of butter in one slice is definitely manageable. Of course now It's strawberry season (have a look at the special of all my RECIPES WITH STRAWBERRIES), but this dessert you can prepare, following the same procedure, Also with cherries, peaches, apricots. I definitely will try it with all the summer fruits. A good day!

Crostata leggera di fragole, poco zucchero e tanto gusto


Portions: 6 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


Doses for a cake of 18-20 centimeters in diameter


250 grams of double-zero type flour

a pinch of fine salt

a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or white wine

120 grams of cold butter

grated rind of half a lemon, organic

cold water, to taste (circa 80-100 milliliters)

butter and flour for the cake Pan


500 grams of strawberries

30 grams of cornstarch

organic lemon juice

60 grams of sugar

a little cold water to dissolve the cornstarch


For the base of the light strawberry tart. Put the flour on the work surface, cold butter, diced, lemon zest and salt (abundant, do not be shy: a good pinch, Trust). Mix with your fingertips until the mixture is a large crumbs. Add vinegar and plenty of water as much as you need to get a consistent, smooth dough. Pour the water slowly and knead and put no more unless absolutely essential. Once you got your dough, wrap it in food film and store it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

For the eggless strawberry cream. Carefully wash the strawberries, remove the stems and cut them in half (smaller ones can leave them whole). Put into a pan strawberries, the lemon juice and sugar and bring to the boil over medium heat. Mix the cornstarch with a little water, until you have a smooth batter, then pour the batter on strawberries, mix well and cook for a few seconds, until the compost has thickened. Allow to cool.

Grease and flour a cake pan with a diameter of 18-20 centimeters. Divide the dough for the light strawberry tart into two parts: using a rolling pin, pull a sheet 3-5 mm thick and coat the bottom and sides of the pan, then gently pierce the dough with the backs of a fork. Pour into the pan compote of strawberries, now lukewarm, then derive a second sheet of the same thickness with which cover the tart.

You have to necessarily play at least one hole in the center of the pastry, so that the steam comes out and you don't create liquid inside the sweet: you can only do one at the center, or, as I did, several scattered on the surface, to create a decoration. With advanced dough, created the cords to finish the edges of the cake and seal, It composed of preventing the escape of strawberries in cooking.

Mix the egg yolk with a little milk and brush with this compound the surface of the light tart with strawberries. Store in the refrigerator for at least an hour before baking. Preheat oven to 190 degrees static and bake for 40 minutes or until the surface of the cake will not be golden. Serve the tart warm or cold light strawberry. Bon appétit!


DECORATION: I have used a vent pastry (Unlike)to drill holes on the surface of the cake, giving the effect of many bubbles. I have spread the dough on a floured work surface and I drilled holes, then I placed on the tart and I used the scrap parts to decorate the tart. If you want, You can also use the molds for biscuits. With the advanced dough I made two thin cords which I then braided by rolling them together to create a decorative border.

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Mila 18 May 2018 - 09:50

Very good!!!

Ada Parisi 18 May 2018 - 11:32

Thank You Thousand! Have a nice weekend!

elisabetta 18 May 2018 - 08:43

What a fantastic cake, Yesterday I bought strawberries and blueberries, I'm eating them so without making a cake, are fruits that I like very much.
Beautiful also the decorations on your cake

Ada Parisi 18 May 2018 - 11:33

Thanks Elizabeth, try it this tart, It is easy and with a little sugar, the taste of natural fruit remains!


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