Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Lusciously ripe, red, juicy strawberries sitting on a pristine vanilla custard and the crunch of buttery, walnut have to try this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; butter a 10 or 11 inch tart pan with removable bottom.
  2. For pastry: Cream butter with sugar in large bowl; mix in walnuts; blend in egg and almond extract; stir in flour until completely incorporated; press into pan (bottom and side); refrigerate 30 minutes; bake until golden-brown, 15-20 minutes; cool to room temperature.
  3. For custard: Beat yolks, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla in medium bowl until pale and thick; heat milk in medium saucepan; beat milk into yolk mixture until smooth; return to saucepan and whisk over medium heat until very thick, about 5 minutes; return to bowl and beat, adding butter 1 tablespoon at a time and beating until melted before adding next tablespoon; beat until cool; refrigerate until chilled.
  4. To whip cream: Beat whipping cream with icing sugar until soft peaks form.
  5. To assemble: Spread custard evenly over crust; starting from outer edge, arrange strawberries in concentric circles, placing as close together as possible; refrigerate 30 minutes; melt jelly (don't forget - jelly is seedless, if you haven't got any, use apricot jam) in small saucepan over low heat; brush gently over berries, covering completely; refrigerate at least 2 hours; Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Most Helpful

delicious and lovely to look at! i don't have the type of pan recommended for this recipe but no problem- i just baked it in a pie dish and it was fine. this was a lovely finale to our dinner.

chia April 19, 2004

sooo delicious, the walnut pastry adds great flavour and texture, i made mine with raspberries instead of strawberries (didnt have any) and it was mouthwatering, this recipe is definetly a keeper!! thanks heaps

Farmachick October 09, 2009

It was different and absolutely wonderful! My family loves strawberries and we are always looking for new recipes..outstanding!

arobinson June 28, 2007