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Sweet Shortcrust Pastry, Creamy White Chocolate Filling, Fresh & Freeze Dried Strawberries, Sweetened Cream, and even more Chocolate! The most Delicious White Chocolate & Strawberry Tart!

I am always going after a delicious sweet dessert, that isn’t what you can buy in a shop. I obviously adore cheesecake, but I do love a tart as well. Sweet shortcrust pastry mixes so well with a light, creamy and sweet filling. I currently work part time at a Waitrose, and was looking on their recipe section of their website and came across this delicious tart. I knew I had to make it because hot damn it sounded DELICIOUS!

This is something you can easily make with raspberries if you preferred, but I was in a strawberry mood. I will admit that the filling is incredibly cheesecake like, but I used Mascarpone like the recipe suggested and it just stayed creamy and delightful. I used slightly more White Chocolate as I wanted a stronger taste, and added a dash of vanilla because I love the flavours together. One of the first recipes on my blog was my No-Bake White Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake, and this is a delicious tart version of that.

I decided to decorate my tart slightly different, as I wanted a bit of a showstopper for a dinner party I was hosting. My friends are fully aware that by now, when they come to my house, a dessert usually has a slice missing as I have taken the necessary photos! I went for drizzling over some extra White Chocolate as I adore a good chocolate drizzle. I also decided some freeze dried strawberries, which I bought from Waitrose, would give it an extra element! The sweetened cream is because I love it, but of course its completely optional! All of the decoration is really!

I adore strawberries, but I understand they’re not to everyones taste. In reality, you could use any fruit with this tart if you preferred! Strawberries work amazingly with my Wimbledon Strawberry Cupcakes, but even they can be used with any fruit. There is notes below on how to make this with a biscuit base instead, but with the fruit you can simple swap and change as you please! I hope you love my version of this recipe as much as I did! Enjoy! x

White Chocolate & Strawberry Tart!

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry, Creamy White Chocolate Filling, Fresh & Freeze Dried Strawberries, Sweetened Cream, and even more Chocolate! 
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Category: Dessert
Type: Tart
Keyword: White Chocolate
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Pastry Base

  • 175 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Cold Butter (diced)
  • 1 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk

White Chocolate Filling

  • 500 g Mascarpone
  • 250 g White Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 ml Double Cream


  • Strawberries
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 50 g White Chocolate (melted)
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • Sprinkles


For the Pastry

  • Sift the flour, icing sugar, and add the diced butter, egg yolk, and 1tbsp of cold water into a food processor. Blitz quickly on the pulse setting until the mixture starts to bind, it shouldn’t take too long at all!
  • Grease & flour a 23cm Tart/Pie/Flan tin – Roll the pastry mix out onto a lightly floured surface to the thickness of 1-2 £1 coin(s). 
  • Press the pastry into the tin and trim & neaten the edges. Fill any gaps of the pastry with any excess pastry so its all covered! Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour!
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan – Cover the pastry with baking parchment and fill with baking beans/rice and bake the pastry ‘Blind’ for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the parchment and the beans and bake for an extra 5 minutes or until the pastry is cooked through and turning golden! Leave to cool in the tin.
  • OR - Use a premade packet of sweet shortcrust pastry. Line the tin in the same way as above, and bake for the same amount of time.

For the Filling

  • In a large bowl, add 125g of the Mascarpone, and the white chocolate. Melt gently over a pan of boiling water (bain marie) or in the microwave on a low heat.
  • Once melted, let it cool for a minute. Add in the rest of the mascarpone and vanilla, and beat till smooth. Pour in the double cream and beat again till smooth.
  • Pour this on top of the Pastry and spread evenly. Add some halved strawberries to the top and basically cover the top. Leave the tart to set in the fridge for 5-6 hours, or overnight.
  • Once set, decorate. Melt the extra White Chocolate and drizzle over the top. Whip together the double cream and icing sugar till thick and pipeable and pipe a decoration using a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip and then sprinkle with freeze dried strawberries, and some sprinkles if you fancy it.
  • Remove from the tin carefully (before or after decoration, your choice) and then enjoy!


  • This post is inspired by the recipe from Waitrose!
  • This delicious treat will last in the fridge for 2-3 days!
  • You can use a no-bake biscuit base instead of the pastry if you wanted. Simple use 300g of Digestives, blitzed in a food processor to a fine crumb. Add in 150g melted butter, and blitz again. Press into the bottom of the same size tin!
  • You can easily swap the Strawberries to Raspberries if you prefer!


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  1. Zena Simpson on October 24, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Hi, is this OK to freeze before decorating? Thanks Jane x

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 27, 2022 at 3:01 pm

      Hiya! Yes, this should be fine but you can freeze decorated too! Hope this helps x

  2. Kayleigh Griffiths on April 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Would you recommend using an electric whisk when mixing the mascarpone and double cream? Normally when I make cheesecake, I whisk double cream to stiff peaks but should I do the same for this? I worry it’ll be sloppy and not set! Thank you 😁

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 6, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      Hey, yes I would for the best results!xx

  3. Safa on February 26, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    4 stars
    Hey, I’ve just started making the pastry for this but I’ve had to leave the dough in my fridge overnight as it keeps falling apart when I try putting it in the tin. Do you know why this is happening and how I can prevent it.

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 26, 2021 at 9:44 pm

      It sounds too cold – sometimes it can crumble and need a little kneading almost to get it back together! X

  4. Saleha Asif on September 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    5 stars
    ?Hello! I have a 31 cm tart tin. Can you guide me how to adjust the recipe for the pastry base

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      I’m not 100% sure as it depends on the depth – but I would say maybe double it and freeze any leftover!

  5. Lauren on May 23, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I have some filling left over, do you know if there is anything I can do with it? 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 24, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      You could freeze it, or serve it in a few glasses or something!!

  6. Becky on January 30, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Could you use a shortbread crust for this recipe? If so what quantity of shortbread/butter would you recommend?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Generally a 2:1 ratio of biscuits:butter – but if you prefer it less buttery you can easily do 3:1 with shortbread!

  7. Tiffanie on January 20, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Hello can you tell me why the texture of my filling curtled? flavor is fine but texture is almost like cottage cheese.

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      It depends – either the chocolate has seized, or it’s split probably from over mixing!

    • Tiffanie on January 22, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      Ok time to try again! Thanks!

  8. Marianna Georgiou-Hall on July 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Hi.. i need to make the quickest tart for a dinner party and even thought id never usually do this, is it possible to buy a pre made sweet tart case and use the recipe for filling and decoration? This would save so much time on that day.

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 15, 2018 at 10:03 am

      You could, but they are very thin in depth, so you might not get all the filling in. You can buy premade pastry and use that and bake that into a tin so its still the right depth?

  9. Judles on May 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Jane, love the look of this dessert. Could you advise me on how I could make this into individual tarts/desserts just for two people; my daughter is experimenting at the moment for ideas for her GCSE

  10. Junia Silva on May 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Oh my. This is delicious. Did not have strawberries. Used cherries and homemade cherry jam on top. And a biscuit base.
    It’s beautiful. Thank you

  11. Immy May on May 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Ooh sweet lawd Jane this looks like the dream! Need to start working on my pastry skills so gonna give this a whirl! Immy x


  12. Tanya on May 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    This is going on the list to make tomorrow. At the moment we are picking a kilo of strawberries a day. I’ll keep you posted

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