Strawberry Champagne Tart

This Strawberry Champagne Tart features buttery crust filled with a champagne and mascarpone cheese filling. It’s topped with sliced strawberries and is lightly covered with a champagne glaze. An easy no-bake dessert idea for New Year’s Eve!

Looking for more champagne dessert ideas? Try these fluffy Champagne Cupcakes!

Strawberry Champagne Tart slice on a blue plate

No Bake Strawberry Champagne Tart

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and holiday! I was a little more absent then usual as I spent some time with my family while they were in town. It was wonderful to step back for a bit and recharge. I got a little sleep, enjoyed my birthday (on Christmas Day) and feel refreshed! I hope you all were able to enjoy some time relaxing as well.

Strawberry Champagne Tart slices on a white platter

How to Make this No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

Now it’s time to get ready for the next holiday! It always surprises me how New Year’s Eve just sneaks up on you right after Christmas. The great thing about this dessert is that it’s easy to put together and there’s no need to bother with the oven. You will use your stove though.

To start, you’ll make the crust. It’s nice and easy with vanilla wafers, a little sugar and some melted butter. It’s much like a graham cracker crust, but I prefer the flavor of the vanilla wafers in this tart.

Strawberry Champagne Tart slice on a blue plate
Strawberry Champagne Tart on a white platter

Next is making the filling. It uses gelatin to help it set. Sprinkle the gelatin over a little cold water and let it sit for about 5 minutes while you work on the next step. Be sure that the gelatin is all touching water and you don’t end up with powder sitting on top, otherwise it’ll have a tougher time incorporating later.

Add 3/4 cup of champagne to a saucepan with some cornstarch and sugar. Heat them until they are hot and just starting to simmer and thicken.

Pop the gelatin into the microwave for a quick 5-10 seconds, until it’s melted, then add to champagne mixture. Whisk it in until smooth, then remove from heat to cool. I usually pour the mixture into another bowl and pop it in the fridge to help it cool more quickly. Mine took about 20 minutes to thicken. It’s ready when it’s jiggly, but not firm, and still easy to stir.

While the gelatin mixture is cooling, make the whipped cream. Carefully fold the room temperature mascarpone into the whipped cream.

Strawberry Champagne Tart slices on a white platter
Strawberry Champagne Tart slice on a blue plate

Once the gelatin mixture is ready, stir it into the whipped cream mixture. I used a whisk to help it all incorporate, then spread the filling evenly into the tart pan.

I used a 13.75 inch by 4.25 inch tart pan, but you could use a 9 inch round tart pan as well if that’s what you have on hand.

Top the tart with the sliced strawberries in whatever pattern you like. To make the glaze add the champagne, cornstarch and sugar to a small bowl and microwave in 10 second increments until thickened, about 30 seconds. It thickens pretty quickly. Use a pastry brush to brush the strawberries with the glaze. While you could leave the glaze off, it does help to preserve the moisture and freshness of the berries. If you are making this a day or so ahead, I’d suggest using the glaze.

Refrigerate the tart until firm, then remove it from the tart pan.

This tart really is a super light, but fun and festive dessert. If you’re like me, you’ve eaten lots of heavy food over the last week and a light, airy dessert is just what you need. Happy New Year!

Strawberry Champagne Tart slices on a white platter

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Recipe

Strawberry Champagne Tart

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 Slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A champagne and mascarpone cheese filling topped with sliced strawberries and lightly covered with a champagne glaze.


Ingredients

CRUST

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted

FILLING

  • 0.25 oz powdered gelatin
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

TOPPING AND GLAZE

  • 1 lb strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Instructions

1. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
2. Grease a 9.75 by 4.25 inch rectangular tart pan, then press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
4. Add champagne, cornstarch and sugar to a sauce pan and heat on medium-high until champagne is hot and just starting to simmer around the edges. Do not boil.
5. Heat gelatin for about 10 seconds, until melted, then whisk gelatin into champagne until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool and begin to thicken. (I put it into another bowl and then in the fridge to speed cooling – about 15-20 minutes)
6. In another bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until it starts to thicken.
7. Add powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
8. Fold the mascarpone cheese into the whipped cream.
9. Carefully fold cooled champagne mixture (it should be thickened and jiggly, but not firm yet) to mascarpone cheese mixture and mix until combined.
10. Spread mixture evenly into crust.
11. Layer sliced strawberries onto of tart filling.
12. Combine champagne, cornstarch and sugar for the glaze in a small bowl. Microwave in 10 second increments until thickened, about 20-30 seconds.
13. Brush glaze onto strawberries with a pastry brush.
14. Refrigerate tart until firm, about 3-4 hours.


Keywords: no bake strawberry dessert, champagne desserts, no bake tart, no bake dessert idea, new years eve dessert, easy no bake dessert, valentine's day dessert

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11 Comments
  1. Sally

    I served this for New Year’s Eve dinner. It was easy to prepare and made a beautiful presentation. Though I could have prepared this in my round tart pan, I bought a rectangular tart pan because I love the shape for this dessert. Guests thought it was delicious and appreciated how light it was. It’s a great alternative to a heavy cheesecake. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

  2. Staci

    This was so delicious! My strawberries weren’t very sweet and the glaze helped bring out the sweetness. Next time I’m going to make this with raspberries.

  3. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    This tart would be perfect for an upcoming New Year party. Nothing goes together better than strawberries and champagne. Gorgeous tart, Lindsey!

  4. Dee

    Lindsay, I don’t have that size of a tart pan. Would this work in a 13 x 9, other than looking less pretty, of course?

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      13 x 9 pan is probably about double the size of the rectangular tart pan, so I’d double the recipe for that size pan. You could also use a 9 inch tart or pie pan.

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