Medieval Strawberry Tart

  • Author: The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 6 slices 1x


A sweet and savoury medieval strawberry tart with a flaky and delicious thyme crust.




  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 13 tablespoons ice water


  • 36 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 4 cups strawberries, unthawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Whisk together flour, salt and thyme. Add butter and mix with your fingertips, a pastry cutter or in a food processor just until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add enough ice water to bring the dough together
  2. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap or a tea towel and refrigerate for at least half an hour
  3. Combine strawberries with sugar, flour and lemon juice. Set aside
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry ball into a 9″ circle then transfer the crust to a baking sheet. Spread lemon curd leaving 1″ around the edge. Arrange strawberries over the top. Fold up edges of pastry to keep in the strawberries.
  5. Bake on an un-greased, preferably edgeless baking sheet, at a 400F for 25 minutes, or till the edges are light brown, and the center is bubbling. Remove from oven and try not to dig in for at least 15 minutes
  6. Enjoy!