TwD Baking with Julia: Baked Yogurt Tart

July 2, 2013

I’m a huge fan of yogurt, so when I saw this recipe for a Baked Yogurt Tart, I was ready to give it a try. Topped with fresh local strawberries, this was a delicious summer dessert.


The filling has nonfat yogurt, eggs, sugar, flour, and a whopping 2 tablespoons of vanilla. The filling goes into a partially baked pie crust , the fruit goes on top, and the whole thing is baked until it is set and lightly browned. If you have pie crust in your freezer like I did, this is quick and easy to make.

The end result was a soft, fluffy, light, very vanilla-y filling inside of a flaky pastry crust. Baking it with fruit was tasty, but this would also be good baked without fruit and topped with fresh fruit or a fruit sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • I used an 8″ pie dish instead of the 9″ specified in the recipe, so I had some extra filling.
  • I served it directly out of the baking dish rather than inverting it to remove it from the pan.
  • In most cases, when a recipe says it is best served the day it is made, I think it’s perfectly fine the next day. This recipe, however, was by far at its best the day it was baked. After a night in the refrigerator, the texture and flavor couldn’t compare with the previous day (though if I had let it warm to room temperature, it possibly would have been better).

This recipe, baked by the Tuesdays with Dorie group this week, is on page 378 of Baking with Julia. You can also find the recipe here.


  1. Beautiful! Strawberries were my fruit of choice but I was a little worried that they would be too watery for this tart. However, seeing that you had great success using them means I will definitely try it in the future!

  2. yes, I bet this would be good with a fruit compote or sauce!

  3. I used a tart pan with a removable bottom…I would not have wanted to turn this out of the pan. I think strawberries were a lovely fruit to use.

  4. I used a pie pan and left it in the pan to serve. Love your pie dish! I liked this tart a lot. I thought the flavour was good and the texture was great. Like a cheesecake but better, I think!

  5. Your tart looks wonderful topped with strawberries…and I agree, this was not so great as leftovers.

  6. Your tart looks great Jill! Fresh strawberries is a lovely choice.

  7. Nice pie dish! Strawberries sound like a great topping. Good choice.

  8. This looks absolutely scrumptious! Love that you used strawberries!!!!

  9. You can’t have too many pie recipes, and this one looks awesome. Thanks for the tip about eating the same day. I’ve found the same as you, that most of the time food is great eaten the next day, but it sounds like this is an exception.
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Your tart looks delicious and I love the strawberries on top!

  11. I never would have thought of yogurt in a tart…I bet it was terrific.

  12. looks delicious…just mouthwatering!

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