Strawberry Lemon Cream Breakfast Tarts recipe -

Strawberry Lemon Cream Breakfast Tarts

Strawberry Lemon Cream Breakfast Tarts made with whipped lemon cream filling over flaky pastry squares. Topped with fresh spring strawberries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy strawberry tarts, lemon cream breakfast tarts, strawberry tarts
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 tarts
Calories 319kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 6 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 1-¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup canned whipped cream plus extra for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Unroll pastry sheet onto lightly floured cutting board. Cut into 9 three-inch squares. Using a sharp knife, lightly score ½-inch in from edges to create an inner square. Poke centers multiple times with fork. Lightly brush tops with egg.
  • Place pastry squares on a parchment lined baking sheet one inch apart, bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and flatten centers with back of a spoon. Bake 7-10 minute more until golden brown. Remove from oven and press centers down one more time. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile: In a medium bowl, beat or stir together remaining ingredients, except strawberries, until combined and smooth. Fill center of each pastry square with lemon cream mixture
  • Top with chopped strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.


Tips for making Lemon Cream Breakfast Tarts 

  • Be sure cream cheese is at room temp. Otherwise it won't be soft enough to mix into lemon cream
  • Use puff pastry sheets for perfect, flaky dough and to save lots of time, making it an easy breakfast treat
  • Poke holes in dough to allow are to release while baking. Bake partway, press centers down with a fork, then continue to bake. This prevents centers from puffing up.
  • Whipped cream added to lemon curd creates nice sweetness and airy texture
  • Use ripe, preferably organic strawberries, that smell sweet for best flavor
  • Fill pastries and serve immediately to enjoy them crisp and warm


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.1mg