Dad's strawberry crumble tart

    1 hour 15 min

    This strawberry tart with a crumble topping is a summertime tradition in our family! Use supermarket shortcrust pastry to speed things up.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (320g) shortcrust pastry sheet, arranged and trimmed in a 23cm (9in) tart tin
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 100g plain flour
    • 85g butter
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 575g fresh strawberries, hulled
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Place a rimmed baking tray on lowest shelf in the oven to catch any fruit juices as the tart bakes.
    2. Crumble topping:

    3. In a medium bowl, mix 150g caster sugar, 100g plain flour, 85g butter and a pinch of nutmeg until smooth and fluffy.
    4. Place cleaned strawberries in a deep bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 100g caster sugar, 60g plain flour and cornflour. Gently coat berries with this mixture trying not to crush the berries.
    5. Pour strawberries into prepared pastry base mounding them in the middle; mounding is necessary as the berries will sink as they bake. Cover strawberries with crumble topping and top crumble with about 15 pea-sized knobs of butter. Wrap edges of pastry with foil to prevent burning.
    6. Bake pie in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 190 C / Gas 5 and bake for an additional 40 minutes. When there are 10 minutes left of baking, sprinkle a little extra sugar over crumble topping and then finish baking.

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    By utilizing the suggestions of previous reviewers and adding a couple of my own, this pie turned out beautifully. I'll definitely be making this pie again and again. Here's what I recommend. 1) Taste your strawberries first to determine how sweet they are. This will help you decide how much sugar to use. 2) As suggested by a previous reviewer, discard the excess sugar, flour and cornstarch mixture to prevent your pie from becoming goopy and soupy. 3) Make a brown sugar oatmeal crumble topping for your pie by combining one stick of butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup oatmeal, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of salt. The topping will be beautiful and brown.  -  16 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This pie was very easy and very sweet! I thought the crumble topping might taste better made with brown sugar?! It seemed to harden up a lot and not really "crumble". I may try brown sugar next time I make it. Also, a tip if you have extra flour, sugar and cornstarch that does not mix in completely with the strawberries throw it out and do not add it to the pie. I made that mistake and it all sunk to the bottom of the pie so there was a thick layer of white gooey liquid at the bottom. Other than that it was a quick and delicious pie!  -  10 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was the best strawberry pie I've ever had! I didn't know if I'd like a baked strawberry pie, as I'd only had the fresh, unbaked kind before but this was fantastic! As soon as I sampled my first slice I was already planning to bake another!!! Incidentally, I prefer it chilled and not eaten warm, as I believe you taste the flavors better.  -  11 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)