Merlin's Sweet Tart

Merlin's Sweet Tart

  • Recipe serves: 12
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Cook Time 17 min
  • Chill Time 2 hr


  • CRUST:
  • 12 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
  • 1/3 cup seedless strawberry jelly, melted


  1. For CRUST, preheat oven to 375°. Beat I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, flour, sugar and salt in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed until combined. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until dough forms a ball, scraping sides occasionally. Remove 1/2 of the dough and shape into 3-x 5-inch rectangle; chill. Add cocoa powder to remaining dough in mixer and beat at low speed until blended. Shape into 3- x 5-inch rectangle; chill about 1 hour.
  2. Place chocolate dough on top of plain dough on lightly floured surface, gently pressing together; cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch strips. Turn each strip on its side and press together. Roll pastry into 12-inch circle. Lift and press into 9-inch tart pan; chill. Bake 17 minutes or until golden. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
  3. For FILLING, combine milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes very thick and begins to stick to pan. Remove from heat and blend in vanilla and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread with wire whisk until smooth; cool slightly. Pour into prepared crust and level off with spatula. Spoon on jelly; chill until set, about 1 hour. Garnish, if desired, with sliced strawberries and chocolate shavings.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Total Carbs 42 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 25 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 20 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 6 %