Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

Strawberry season has arrived. Those gorgeous sweet berries are everywhere and I don’t know  about  you but I’m using them as fast as I can. I was practically giddy when my La Cucina Italiana Magazine arrived this month and one of the features was on Strawberries. I will be making every one of them multiple times I’m sure. The one that caught my eye first was this fragrant bright Strawberry and RICOTTA Tart.

I kid you not I almost ate the entire thing myself. I couldn’t help it. I blame that sweet-tart. I modified the recipe putting my own spin on it and am tickled red with how it turned out. It’s all about the berries people so be sure to grab the sweetest freshest locally grown ones you can find. The filling is made with creamy RICOTTA, farm fresh eggs and a touch of sugar for sweetness and a dash of zest for zing.

Now who wants a slice?

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Recipe adapted from La Cucina Italiana Mag May/June 2012

Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

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  • 1 chocolate pie crust
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 lime - zested
  • 1 pound strawberries - sliced
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" tart pan with cooking spray. Prick pie crust and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cool.
  2. Into a large bowl add: ricotta, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract and lime zest. Whisk together to combine.
  3. Pour filling into tart shell. Bake for approximately 30 minutes OR until center is just set. Transfer to wire rack and allow to cool.
  4. Arrange strawberries atop tart. Dust with powdered sugar.


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  1. 1

    I want three slices! I love that you used ricotta!

  2. 2

    omg, when I looked at the twitter photo I did not realize it was in a chocolate tart: brilliant!!!

    if you mail it to me, I’d be able to have a slice for breakfast tomorrow 😉 I AM your favorite Russian after all.

  3. 3

    I love La Cucina Italiana… my mom used to get it for me… and then stopped. Every once in a while, I pick up a copy. Loving this tart recipe. I would be giddy as well!

  4. 4

    i’m dying over the chocolate pie crust…heavenly!

  5. 5

    What a stunningly beautiful tart – I love the glazed strawberries on top 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. 6

    I want a piece, this looks fabulous!

  7. 7

    This is so beautiful…and if there’s ricotta, I’m so there. My family would love this!

  8. 8

    Great combination! So yummy!

  9. 9

    This sounds positively delicious! Yum!

  10. 10

    I am so happy strawberry season is here – as soon as I set up my new kitchen I am making something like this – thanks for sharing Paula!

  11. 11

    I am totally making this as soon as I can get my hands on some strawberries!

  12. 12

    Strawberries are my life! I don’t believe we go a day without eating them in some form or fashion. Your tart looks delicious!

  13. 13

    This is making me drool this a.m. And a chocolate crust?!? Totally down with that.

  14. 14

    This tart is perfection!

  15. 15

    i wish we were neighbors! this looks amazing

  16. 16

    Thanks for the Strawberry and RICOTTA Tart recipe.
    I’ll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it 🙂
    If you don’t mind, can I submit your Strawberry and RICOTTA Tart photo in ?
    It’s a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you’d like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

  17. 17

    This looks great! I love the chocolate crust.

  18. 18

    Oh my lands! I so very much want this… SO VERY MUCH.

  19. 19

    Be still my heart…

  20. 20

    Anything with ricotta is ok with me, but put strawberries on top and it’s bliss. What a beautiful tart.

  21. 21

    SO gorgeous! Can you please bring one with you to BHF?? 😉

  22. 22

    Oh boy. The strawberries on my counter are doomed – but they are destined for this gorgeous dessert!!

  23. 23

    What a beautiful tart, Paula. I love it! I’m so glad to see that strawberry season is coming on the radar!

  24. 24

    Arata nemaipomenit. Mi-ai facut pofta.

  25. 25

    That looks delicious! I love fruit tarts!
    Well done. I just made myself a lemon tart. You can find the recipe on my website

  26. 26

    So beautiful! And the chocolate crust sounds amazing!!

  27. 27

    Your tart is gorgeous, and the ricotta is a wonderful touch! Sounds so creamy and tangy with a wonderful flaky crust!

  28. 28

    You’re photo’s are spectacular, and I love fruit tart, I might have to treat MOM to this for Mother’s Day!

  29. 29

    My mouth is watering just looking at these photos! This looks spectacular! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  30. 30
    Abby /

    I couldn’t find a chocolate pie crust, so I used a Pillsbury regular one–it’s as easy as it seems, and it’s delicious and light. I made it for Mother’s Day brunch…and I will definitely make it again. No ingredient adjustments are needed!

  31. 31

    How in the world did I miss this beauty! YUM-O-LISCIOUS

  32. 32

    What a great recipe! Love the fresh strawberries!

  33. 33
    Kathleen /

    Am I missing something – do you have the recipe for the chocolate pie crust ?

  34. 34

    So glad to find you. Thank you for sharing !


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