Tarts are one of my favorite desserts. I love experimenting with different flavor combinations to create unique and irresistible treats. One of my go-to recipes is this Strawberry Basil Panna Cotta Tart, which is as delicious as it is visually stunning.

This delightful dessert consists of a crispy almond and buttery crust topped with a layer of strawberry jelly and finished off with a light and creamy basil panna cotta filling. Yes, you read that right! Panna cotta can be used as a filling for tarts, and the result is simply amazing. The subtle herbal flavor of the basil complements the sweetness of the strawberries perfectly, taking this dessert to another level of deliciousness.

If you’re looking for the perfect dessert to welcome spring, this Strawberry Panna Cotta Tart is definitely worth trying. Not only does it tastes amazing, but it also looks beautiful, with its contrasting layers and vibrant colors.

How to make Strawberry Basil Panna Cotta Tart

To make the tart, start by making the crust. Mix butter with powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and continue mixing until well combined and creamy. Incorporate the flour, ground almonds, and salt. Add milk if necessary, if the dough seems to dry. Make sure you don’t overwork the dough. Refrigerate the dough before baking.

Press the mixture into a tart pan and blind bake the tart crust until golden brown. 

Once the crust has cooled, prepare the strawberry jelly let it cool, and spread it over the crust. Refrigerate to set slightly. 

Next, make the basil panna cotta filling by heating cream, milk, sugar, and fresh basil in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Sieve to remove the basil and add vanilla extract add gelatin to the mixture. Pour the mixture over the strawberry jelly layer in the tart shell. Chill the tart in the fridge until the filling has set.

When you’re ready to serve, top the tart with fresh strawberries. The result is a deliciously decadent dessert that’s sure to impress your guests. 

Hope you will try this Strawberry Basil Panna Cotta Tart and enjoy the endless flavor combinations that tarts have to offer. It is a perfect dessert for welcoming spring. Make sure you tag me on Instagram if you try it out as I love seeing how it turns out for you. Enjoy!

Other strawberry desserts you may like to try

Are you a strawberry lover looking for new and delicious ways to enjoy this sweet fruit? Here are some of our favorite strawberry desserts.

For something quick and easy try our Easy Strawberry Cake. As its name suggests, this cake is easy to make but doesn’t skimp on flavor. With fresh strawberries baked right into the batter this cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion. This show-stopping Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake is perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests. Layers of fluffy lemon cake layers and fresh strawberry filling are finished off with a luscious cream cheese frosting. It’s a true feast for the senses. This Puff Pastry Strawberry Cheesecake is a delicious dessert made with a flaky puff pastry crust and a creamy strawberry cheesecake filling. Topped with puff pastry crumbs and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, it’s a dessert that will leave your taste buds singing.

Whether you’re in the mood for a simple and easy dessert or something a little more elaborate, check our collection of Strawberry Recipes as I am sure you will find something for every taste and they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Strawberry Basil Panna Cotta Tart

5 from 1 vote
This Strawberry Panna Cotta Tart is definitely one of my favorite tarts- crispy almond and buttery crust topped with a strawberry jelly and followed by a layer of light basil panna cotta. Basil brings a subtle herbal flavor which brings it to another level. This tart is the perfect dessert for welcoming spring, hope you’ll try it out and enjoy!
Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins


Pate Sablee

  • 1 stick (110g) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (30g) powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cup (160g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) milk

Strawberry Jelly

  • 10 oz (300g) fresh or frozen strawberries , cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp (5g) gelatin powder
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) cold water

Basil Panna Cotta

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) whipping cream
  • 1/2 tbsp (5g) gelatin powder
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) cold water
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (7g) fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract

For decoration

  • fresh strawberries
  • basil leaves or white flowers
  • honey , for brushing the strawberries


Prepare the crust, the pate sablee.

  • In a large bowl mix butter with powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and continue mixing until well combined and creamy.
  • In a medium bowl whisk flour with ground almonds and salt and add to butter mixture.
  • Use a wooden spoon to incorporate the flour mixture into the butter until combined. Add milk if necessary. Make sure you don’t overwork the dough.
  • Wrap the dough with plastic wrap,  form into a rectangular and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Roll the dough between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap to a 8×16 in (20x40cm) rectangle.
  • Line a 5×14 in (12X36cm) tart pan with the rolled dough and press the edges. Trim the excess dough.
  • Prick the dough with a fork, line a parchment paper over the dough. Fill with dry beans, rice or pie weights.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the weights and the parchment paper. Return to oven for another 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool before filling.

Prepare the strawberry jelly.

  • In a small saucepan place the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, cook for about 5 minutes and remove from heat. Blend the mixture to make a smooth sauce. Pass through a strainer to remove the seeds. Let cool to room temperature.
  • In a small pan place the gelatin and cold water and let it swell for 5-10 minutes.
  • Dissolve gelatin over very low heat and mix with the strawberry puree.
  • Pour the strawberry puree over the cooled crust and refrigerate to set, until panna cotta is prepared.

Prepare Basil Panna Cotta.

  • In a medium saucepan bring the cream, milk sugar and basil to a simmer over medium-low heat  (Do not boil). When sugar has dissolved remove from heat and sieve to remove basil leaves. Add vanilla extract. Let cool to room temperature.
  • In a small pan place the gelatin and cold water and let it swell for 5-10 minutes.
  • Dissolve gelatin over very low heat and mix with the basil milk mixture.
  • Pour the panna cotta mixture over the set strawberry layer and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight to set.
  • Decorate with fresh strawberries, brush with honey if desired and enjoy.Keep leftovers refrigerated.



Serving: 1 serving out of 10Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 30.1gProtein: 5.4gFat: 17.5gSaturated Fat: 9.4gCholesterol: 60mgSugar: 15.6g
Calories: 293kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: panna cotta tart, pate sablee, strawberry basil tart, strawberry panna cotta tart, tart

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  1. armando Author says:

    This looks great!  I will prepare it for my children……..Thanks for sharing 

  2. Berna Author says:

    This looks amazing. What other fruits could be used other than strawberries???

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Berna.

      Any other berries will work really well.

  3. Iman Author says:

    I struggled with the panna cotta and jelly because it didnt set it seemed like the gelatine was not enough for some reason!

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