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Free Form Strawberry Rhubarb tart on parchment paper on a baking tray.
Free Form Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Homemade dessert just doesn't get easier than this free form strawberry-rhubarb tart. The fruit is simply chopped and tossed with sugar and cornstarch and the pastry is folded up around the sides. You can make your own pastry, or buy ready-made pastry if you want to make it even easier.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Favorites
Servings: 6
Calories: 268 kcal
  • 1 recipe basic pie dough or 10-inch circle of store-bought pie dough
  • cups rhubarb chopped
  • cups strawberries quartered
  • 1 lemon zested
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted OR 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF. Let the pastry sit out on the counter for 5 minutes just to soften ever so slightly.
  2. Roll the pastry into a large circle, about 10 to 11 inches in diameter and about ¼-inch thick. Transfer the circle to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Toss the rhubarb, strawberries and lemon zest together in a bowl. Add the sugar and cornstarch and toss right before placing the fruit on the pastry.
  4. Place the fruit in the middle of the pastry circle, leaving a border around the edge of the circle of about 2 to 3 inches bare. Fold the edges of the pastry up around the fruit, pinching the pastry together so that it stays in place. The center of the fruit should still be exposed.
  5. Brush the edge of the pastry with the melted butter and drizzle any remaining butter on the fruit in the center. Sprinkle a little sugar on the pastry and transfer the tart to the oven.
  6. Bake at 425ºF for about 45 minutes, or until the pastry is nicely browned and the fruit in the center is bubbling.
  7. Remove, cool and serve with some whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Free Form Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 48.9mg59%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.