Strawberry Tart by Cyril Lignac & Almond Cream

Strawberry tart Cyril Lignac - Lilie Bakery

A strawberry pie yes, but not just any: the Strawberry tart by Cyril Lignac ! A shortbread with almonds, topped with almond cream and whipped cream on which we place pretty strawberries ...

I had discovered this pretty pie during a cooking show hosted by Cyril Lignac. She won me over right away! It is especially the idea of ​​the layer of almond cream under whipped cream which seemed original to me.

It is quite simple to make, do not hesitate to redo it at home! I made some modifications to the basic recipe, for example adding mascarpone to the whipped cream to give it a little more texture.

What ingredients are needed to make this strawberry tart by Cyril Lignac?

To prepare the shortbread with almonds, you will need softened butter, flour, cornstarch, icing sugar, ground almonds, an egg and a pinch of salt.

To make the Almond cream (baked on the bottom of the tart), you will need softened butter, ground almonds, an egg and icing sugar.

Strawberry tart Cyril Lignac - Lilie Bakery

Regarding the whipped cream and the decor strawberries, you will need whole cream, mascarpone, powdered sugar, and beautiful tasty strawberries (I often choose gariguettes).

NB: The detailed quantities are given to you in the recipe at the bottom of the page.

How to make this strawberry pie recipe?

To start we prepare the shortbread with almonds, because you need to allow the dough to rest. The ingredients are mixed, finishing with the flour then the egg. Form a ball and place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Then we roll out the dough, place it in a round mold (mine is 26 cm in diameter) and bake it. NB: you will have some dough left, you can freeze it or make an additional tart.

We continue with the Almond cream. To make it, we mix the ingredients and pour this cream on the pre-baked pie shell. We put in the oven again, so that the almond cream cooks in turn.

During this time, we whip the cream and the sugar into a firm whipped cream then we cut the strawberries. Once the pie has cooled down, you can decorate it whipped cream and strawberries !

My tips for a successful strawberry pie

  • Cool the tart garnished with almond cream before placing the whipped cream on top: if this is not the case, the whipped cream will flow and that would be a shame!
  • for whipped cream that rises quickly, place your whisks in the freezer a few minutes before using them and use a very cold whipping cream.
  • before tasting, keep this pie in the fridge to keep your whipped cream and strawberries decoration intact.
Strawberry tart Cyril Lignac - Lilie Bakery

Possible variations around this recipe

If you like the base of this strawberry tart from Cyril Lignac (almond cream + whipped cream together), know that you can vary with other fruits. For the garnish, you can put raspberries instead of strawberries or blueberries for example.

Always favor fresh fruit which disgorge little, compared to frozen fruit. It is a pie to be made with seasonal fruits as a priority.

Other recipes to try 

If you like strawberry desserts, then I advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:

If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your cute pies!

Strawberry tart Cyril Lignac - Lilie Bakery
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Strawberry Tart by Cyril Lignac & Almond Cream

A pretty strawberry tart composed of a crunchy dough topped with almond cream with light whipped cream and tasty strawberries ...
Prep time30 minutes
Cook time30 minutes
Total1 time
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Tarte
Yield: 6


Almond shortbread

  • 95 g softened butter
  • 90 g icing sugar
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 30 g almond meal
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 180 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 oeuf

Almond cream

  • 65 g soft butter
  • 80 g powdered almonds
  • 1 oeuf
  • 50 g icing sugar

Whipped Cream

  • 300 ml whole cream 30% mg very cold
  • 100 g mascarpone
  • 100 g granulated sugar quantity to adapt to your taste
  • 500 g french strawberries


Almond shortbread

  • Mix the soft butter, icing sugar, cornstarch, ground almonds, a pinch of salt. Finish with the flour. Sand the dough well between your fingers and add the whole egg.
  • Form a ball, wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out the dough in a mold (mine is 26 cm in diameter) and bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 160 ° C.

Almond cream

  • Combine the soft butter, ground almonds, whole egg and icing sugar.
  • Spread this cream on the baked tart base, bake for 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 160 ° c. Leave to cool for the rest.

Whipped Cream

  • Use a mixer (whips previously placed in the freezer to facilitate setting) the single cream and powdered sugar to obtain a firm whipped cream. Add the mascarpone at the end. Whisk one last time to homogenize.
  • Prepare the strawberries by cutting them in half (lengthwise). Arrange the whipped cream with a spoon on the well cooled pie. Decorate with strawberries by cutting them in half lengthwise.


Store in the refrigerator before tasting.
Par Chef Cyril Lignac
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  1. Reply


    1th May 2012

    With the almond cream, it doesn't displease me ...

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    1th May 2012

    Sublime this strawberry pie!

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    Turkish delight

    1th May 2012

    This pie is sublime! Can I take a bite out of you hihi? !!

  4. Reply


    1th May 2012

    excellent I love it! = D

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    1th May 2012

    oh a delicious strawberry tart visually and certainly taste =)

  6. Reply

    Cath of cheese or dessert? Dessert !!!

    2th May 2012

    She is just super appetizing! Beautiful in red and white and it's a change from pastry cream!

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    new to cooking

    3th May 2012

    wahouu what achievement ^^

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    Cecileet Thais

    10th May 2012

    Your pie is magnificent. After level of taste I'm afraid there is a little too much whipped cream for me but it's very beautiful!

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    August 7, 2012

    She's in the oven! I can't wait to taste :)

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    Lilie bakery

    August 7, 2012

    I hope you like it Lou! Good tasting to you ...

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    3th May 2014

    For the whipped cream, you need icing sugar and not powdered sugar ... The bowl and the cream must be very cold. Start at low speed with an electric mixer. When the cream begins to foam, add the icing sugar and increase the speed.

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    18th June 2014

    Tested and more than approved! Recipe published on my blog with your blog in link. Biz.

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    July 8, 2015

    It makes you want this pie terribly!

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    September 24, 2021

    Test yesterday!
    Mama it's good

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      Lilie bakery

      September 24, 2021

      Thank you Hélène for this enthusiasm, it's nice! :)

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    March 24, 2022

    Hello, this pie looks very good.
    I wonder if it is possible to make the dough and the almond cream the day before.
    Thank you for your reply.

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      Lilie bakery

      March 25, 2022

      Hello Stéphanie, yes absolutely these 2 steps can be done in advance. Goodbye :)

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    8th June 2022

    4 stars
    I made it this evening very good, on the other hand it is icing sugar in the whipped cream, my darling who was no longer hungry to devour his share!!!

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      Lilie bakery

      9th June 2022

      Hello Sylvie, glad you liked it! Goodbye :)

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    28th May 2023

    I arrive at the stage of whipped cream.
    I read the comments and suddenly I have a doubt about the sugar.
    Should I add powdered sugar or icing sugar?
    Thank you in advance.

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      Lilie bakery

      30th May 2023

      Hello Justine, it's as you want: you use either powdered sugar (like me) or icing sugar to make whipped cream. Both work I assure you :) See you soon!

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    September 26, 2023

    5 stars
    I made it and this strawberry tart is very pretty and very good.
    For the whipped cream I added icing sugar as usual.
    The taste of the almond cream was a bit light.
    Thank you for your recipes and see you soon because I still have some to try…

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      Lilie bakery

      3th October, 2023

      Thanks Patrick! To enhance the almond taste (if you like it a lot), add a few drops of bitter almond extract. See you soon :)


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