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Rhubarb strawberry tart

Rhubarb strawberry tart recipe with instructions for a classic fruit tart or a rustic galette tart made with fresh rhubarb and strawberries.

Rhubarb strawberry rustic tart

This rhubarb strawberry tart is a great summer dessert. It can be made as a classic tart or as galette style rustic tart. I love making sweet tarts year-round, but make them more frequently during the late spring to early fall season. It’s a great way to incorporate all the yummy summer fruits into an easy to make dessert.

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Strawberry rhubarb tart recipe

It’s no secret that rhubarb and strawberries are a great combination, the tartness of the rhubarb goes perfectly with the sweetness of the strawberry. We didn’t have rhubarb when I was growing up in Ecuador; and if you live in a place where it isn’t available you can also make this tart with just strawberries. You can also replace the rhubarb with tart green apples or pretty much any other fruit.

Rhubarb strawberry tart
I also love preparing dessert empanadas using fruit (as you might already know) and already posted a rhubarb strawberry empanada recipe. But it can be time consuming to make each empanada, and making a tart or pie instead is really the same as making a very large empanada that everyone can share. You can serve the rhubarb strawberry tart alone or with vanilla ice cream. It also goes great with honey crème fraiche sauce.

Rhubarb strawberry classic tart recipe Rustic rhubarb strawberry tart
I usually make my own dough for sweet tarts, it’s very easy to make in the food processor, and it is a little bit of work to roll it out, but it’s worth it. Of course, if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to make the dough from scratch then you can always use store bought tart dough. You can make this strawberry rhubarb tart in a traditional tart mold or also form a rustic style tart or galette and bake it on a baking sheet or flat baking pan.

Rhubarb strawberry tart

Rhubarb strawberry tart

Rhubarb strawberry tart recipe with instructions for a classic fruit tart or a rustic galette tart made with fresh rhubarb and strawberries.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Rhubarb, Rhubarb strawberry tart, Strawberry, Sweet tart
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 1 8-10 inch tart


Sweet tart dough

  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of butter 4 ounces, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water

Rhubarb strawberry filling

  • 2 cups of diced rhubarb about 10 oz or 2-3 stalks
  • 2 cups of diced strawberries about 12 oz
  • ½ cup sugar adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of tapioca or corn starch

For galette or rustic tart option

  • 1 egg whisked to be used as egg wash
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar to sprinkle on crust

To serve


Strawberry rhubarb filling

  • Combine the diced rhubarb and strawberry in a bowl, add the lemon juice, sugar and tapioca or corn starch. Mix well and let rest for at least 30 minutes, stirring every once in a while.

Sweet tart dough preparation

  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and mix.
  • Add the butter pieces, in batches, and pulse until mixed.
  • Add the egg and the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until clumps of dough start to form.
  • Remove the dough from the food processor and knead it gently.
  • Mold the dough into a flattened thick disc, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • On a floured sheet of wax paper, roll out the dough into a thin sheet that is a couple inches larger than the tart pan you plan to use – it’s okay if it extends beyond the edges of sheet of wax paper.

For the classic tart

  • Carefully flip the wax paper and the sheet of rolled pastry dough on to a lightly greased tart pan. Gently press the dough with your fingers onto the mold, start at the center and move outward. Use a rolling pin to roll over the edges and remove any excess dough from the edges. If you want you can leave a ½ – 1 inch to wrap around the edges of the pan – this will help prevent the crust from shrinking.
  • Prick the tart shell with a fork and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.

For the rustic tart or galette

  • Carefully transfer the rolled out tart dough onto a flat baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the rhubarb and strawberry filling to the center of tart. Try to avoid adding any of the liquid at this moment, but save it for later. Leave the outer 2 to 4 inches of tart dough free of any fruit filling. Next fold the edges of the tart dough over the filling, it won’t cover the entire filling and is mainly meant to contain and keep the filling inside.
  • Refrigerate the rustic tart for at least 30 minutes.

Baking the tart

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
  • If making the classic tart, then pour the rhubarb strawberry filling into the tart and place it in the pre-heated oven.
  • If making the rustic tart, brush the edges with the egg wash and sprinkle with some sugar. At this point, you can also use a regular spoon to add the liquid from the fruit filling back into the tart. Place the tart in the pre-heated oven.
  • Bake the tart for about 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden.
  • Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream or honey crème fraiche.

Step by step preparation photos for rhubarb strawberry tart

Rhubarb strawberry filling:

Diced rhubarb and strawberry for the tart filling
Mix with the sugar, lemon juice and tapioca starch, let rest for 30 minutes

Sweet tart dough preparation:

Add the butter after mixing the flour, sugar and salt
Add the egg and the water
Pulse until the dough forms small clumps
Roll the dough into a thick disc and let it chill for 30 minutes
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured sheet of wax paper
Roll the dough into a thin sheet

Classic rhubarb strawberry tart preparation:

For the classic tart transfer the dough to a tart pan and use a rolling pin to remove any excess dough
Prick the tart shell with a fork and let it refrigerate for 30 minutes
Pour the filling into the classic tart right before baking.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400F for about 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden

Rustic rhubarb strawberry tart preparation:

For the rustic tart, place the fruit filling on the center of the pastry dough
Then fold the edges of the dough around the filling - refrigerate for 30 minutes
Brush the edges of the rustic tart with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar
Bake the rhubarb strawberry galette at 400F for 35-40 minutes

 More rhubarb strawberry tart photos:

Traditional rhubarb strawberry tart recipe
Rhubarb strawberry rustic tart recipe
Rhubarb strawberry tart
Strawberry rhubarb galette or rustic tart

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  1. I’m making this again today my husband(me too) love this pastry a few steps but oh my worth the time and effort THANKS

  2. If I use this recipe to make the classic tart will it make 1 or 2? The yield says 1 but your reply to another comment says 2. Thanks!

  3. Excellent recipe and directions. I made the galette and it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Made this today–it was so easy and delicious! So happy I finally found a rhubarb recipe I like and will be definitely be making it again!

  5. You make it look so easy! I’m terrified of making my own crusts… I need to get over it, this is just too pretty! Visualizing nice steaks with rhubarb salsa and the tart for desert!

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