Apr 09

Nutella Strawberry Tart & Giveaway

If you love Nutella, you’re going to love this Nutella Strawberry Tart. A shortbread crust is filled with a Nutella pudding and topped with fresh strawberries. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream!


Oh my God you guys. I made heaven. Seriously.

Do you love Nutella as much as I do? I have to hide the container in my cabinet so I don’t attack it with a spoon. This tart is full of Nutella pudding. And it’s topped with strawberries. I love chocolate and strawberry together. It’s my favorite way to eat fruit, if we’re being totally honest.

On Easter we went to a buffet and they had a chocolate fountain for dessert. You know what that fountain got me to eat? Pineapple. Something I won’t normally touch with a 10-foot pole. So, yeah. Chocolate + Fruit is totally acceptable.

And the crust. The CRUST. You guys – it’s shortbread.

So, let’s put it all together. Shortbread Crust + Nutella Pudding + Strawberries = Heaven. Am I right or am I right?


The crust is super easy to make. You all know how much I hate rolling, right? It’s up there with dipping? And being patient? So I made a shortbread crust (the one I made Apple Butter Pie Bars with) and I pressed it into my tart pan. The only difference between this crust and that other one is that I used cold butter. And my food processor.

I took this picture because if you make this tart you’ll probably think there isn’t enough dough to fill the whole tart pan. You have to press and press and press. But this is proof – there is enough dough!

You’re going to pre-bake the tart shell, so you want to prevent bubbling. You can use beans or pie weights. I prefer a fork. Prick the bottom of the tart several times with the tines of a fork before baking. No bubbling!

Bake and cool your tart. Then comes the fun part!


I made my tart filling using my new favorite kitchen tools from Kizmos. You remember them? A few months ago, I made a White Chocolate Macadamia Magic Pizza using the fun and smiley Kizmos tools. I cut the pizza with Bob, my pizza cutter, and opened the can of sweetened condensed milk with Chrissy, the can opener.

This month I’m introducing you to the Kizmos measuring cups and colanders. I am in love with the measuring cups. The Get Happy Measuring cups are the perfect size. (I know…all measuring cups are the same size. But if you bake often and use a variety of cups, you’ll know they aren’t all created equal. These are perfect – the handles and cups are wide and perfect for scooping.)

And, Kizmos has possibly the cutest kind of measuring cups ever: Nesting Measuring Cups. Think Russian Nesting Dolls…but measuring cups. It’s like a toy that’s also a measuring cup. Those of you with toddlers and young children will delight in using them. The Nesting Measuring Cups were perfect for measuring out the Nutella – deep and wide so that I could get a small spatula inside to dig it all out into the pan.

And, possibly my favorite Kizmos product: the colanders.


They smile at you while you clean your produce. How adorable is that?

I still haven’t named my new Kizmos products. What do you think? I think the purple colander looks kind of like a Kimmy. What do you think?

{Want to win your own Kizmos tools to name? Scroll down to enter!}


Okay, so let’s talk Nutella pudding, mmkay? Best. Pudding. Everrrrr.

You heat your Nutella, milk, salt, and extracts in a pan to melt it. I used a combination of vanilla extract and hazelnut extract, because I had it in my pantry. You can skip the hazelnut if you don’t have it. Then you thicken the pudding by adding more milk that has been mixed with cornstarch. This is an egg-free pudding! Who knew?

Oh, the possibilities…

It comes together super easy and fast. Simply pour into the tart shell and chill and you have a gorgeous dessert. I added the strawberries right before serving. I suggest you do that too – day old washed strawberries just aren’t quite…right. If strawberries don’t look good at the market, you could also do this with raspberries. That would be just as good!

Seriously, heaven people.


I should know. Guess who ate 2/3 of the tart? {Shhhh….don’t tell my trainer…}


Nutella Strawberry Tart & Giveaway

A chocolatey Nutella tart with a shortbread crust and topped with beautiful strawberries! {Filling recipe from Food Network}


For the Crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter , cold and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon hazelnut extract , optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups strawberries , stem removed and cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulse flour and sugar in a food processor. Add diced butter and pulse for about 20-30 seconds, until the butter is broken up. Add the vinegar and run until dough comes together in the machine.
  3. Turn dough out into a 10” tart pan with a removable bottom. Press with your hands up the sides and across the bottom. It will seem there isn’t enough dough - but there is, just keep working it! Poke the bottom of the tart several times with a fork. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until it just begins to brown. Cool before filling.
  4. When ready to fill the tart shell, make the filling. Whisk the cornstarch into 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl. Add the remaining 1 3/4 cup milk, Nutella, salt, and extracts to a pan. Whisk over medium heat until the Nutella melts, then whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. It will start to thicken. Once the mixture starts to boil, stir constantly until fully thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour into the crust. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  5. Top with strawberries before serving. Store in refrigerator.

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Now for the giveaway!

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One lucky Crazy for Crust reader will win the Kizmos products seen here: (1) Get Happy Nesting Measuring Cup set, (1) Get Happy Measuring Cup set, and (3) Get Happy Colanders in varying sizes!

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