Strawberry Mousse Tart Recipe

When I think of summer, I think of strawberries. I think of the sweet scent that only really ripe strawberries give off. Every year, right around this time, we take the kids to the strawberry fields. When we arrive, we do our best to avoid the crowds. By now, we know that too many feet trampling the ground only leads to too many squished berries. So instead, we walk deep into the fields, as far as we can, until the people and noise fades behind us. Only then, do we begin our annual strawberry hunt.

With all the freshly picked strawberries, we’ve been making strawberry jam, strawberry fruit bowls and now I’m sharing with you a Strawberry Mousse Tart recipe. If you love strawberries this recipe is for you!


This tart has a strawberry mousse that is soft and silky, with a crisp tart shell and is topped with fresh strawberries and pistachios. Yum! It truly is a delicious summertime dessert.



For the crust:
2 cups crushed Graham crackers
3/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

For the filling:
500g fresh strawberries, hulled
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon powdered gelatin
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Fresh straweberries
Edible flowers
Pistachio nuts, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350F. Prepare an 11 inch tart pan with a removable base, by greasing well with butter or spraying with cooking oil. Line the base of  tart pan with baking paper.
  2.  In a food processor add graham crackers and pulse for about 20 seconds until it starts to look like breadcrumbs. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, sugar and melted butter. Stir until the butter is completely incorporated.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the tart pan to form a flat, even crust. Make sure you gently press the dough into all the corners and make sure the top edges are even.
  4. Place the tart pan on a baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Once cooked, set crust aside and allow to cool completely before adding the filling (you can place the mixture in the refrigerator to speed up the process).
  5. For the mousse filling, puree the hulled strawberries in a blender until smooth. Transfer the puree into a small saucepan, add the sugar and gelatin and stir over a low heat until the both are dissolved. Place in the fridge for 1/2 hour to cool.
  6. In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. Gently fold the cooled strawberry puree into the cream until well blended, being careful not to over mix.
  7. Gently spread the mixture over the tart base. Place in the fridge immediatly for at least 3 hours to set.
  8. Remove the tart from the refrigerator and top with the fresh strawberries, pistachios and edible flowers. Serve and enjoy!


Below are some AMAZING strawberry recipes! Make sure to check them out or Pin for later!

xoxo -Norma



13 Summer Strawberry Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Pie // Happy Happy Nester

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes // Inspiration For Moms

Strawberry Tart // Paint Me Pink

Muddled Strawberry Basil Cocktail // Modern Glam

Strawberry Cocktail // Craftberry Bush

Refreshing Strawberry Cocktail // Maison De Cinq

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches // My 100 Year Old Home

Strawberry Basil Ice Cream // Most Lovely Things

Keto Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar // The Happy Housie

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa // Satori Design For Living

Glazed Strawberry Sweet Bread // Sincerely, Marie Designs

Breakfast Granola Tart // My Sweet Savannah

Easy Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad // Twelve on Main


  • Krista
    June 19, 2021

    This looks and sounds so delicious, Norma! So light and perfect for summer. Your photography is so beautiful!

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  • Sheila
    June 22, 2021

    This looks amazing Norma – and almost too beautiful to eat (almost!) We all love strawberries so I’m dying to try it!

    happy summer!


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  • Melissa
    January 4, 2023

    This looks beautiful! I don’t love gelatin. Do you think this would turn out similarly if I made a strawberry curd and folded the whip cream into that?

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