Roasted Strawberry Tart

cassie thornburg

By
@agirlsinger

Lee and I went to the Farmer's Market last weekend and bought a bunch of fresh strawberries. Knowing we wouldn't be able to finish them before they go bad, I thought I'd make a strawberry tart. However, I didn't want all the fat and calories of the deeeeeelicious cream that goes under the fruit in a fresh fruit tart. So my brain went to the easy fruit tarts I like to make. However, I'd never made one with strawberries! I'd only used peaches, apricots and apples. I searched the Internet and found that there were cooks out there who'd tried it already so I decided to give it a try too.

I ended up using the crust recipe from one person and the general idea for the filling from another, but I made a change. She had used the juice of a lemon (which I'm sure would be very fresh and tasty). However, I had just about 2 teaspoons of my very good balsamic vinegar left and because it wasn't really enough to use for anything else, I thought I would substitute it for the lemon and the result was fantastic.

The crust recipe made enough dough for me to make 2 smaller sized tarts - one for me and one for Lee. You can make this into one large tart if you'd like.

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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The strawberries really shine in this cute strawberry tart recipe. I loved the balsamic mixed in with the strawberries. It added just enough tartness. I served it with some homemade whipped cream. Delicious and perfect for summer!

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST...

1 c
flour
1 tsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 Tbsp
sour cream

STRAWBERRY FILLING

2 c
fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 c
sugar
2 tsp
very good aged balsamic vinegar (you can substitute fresh lemon juice)
1/2 tsp
corn starch
pinch of salt
1
egg white, slightly beaten
1-2 tsp
unsalted butter for dotting tart
sugar for dusting the tart

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
For the crust, in a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Pulse until mixed. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles course meal. Chill the work bowl for 15 minutes.
3
Replace the work bowl, add the sour cream and process until the mixture resembles coarse sand (Mine gathered up into a nice little ball and it turned out just fine). Gather the dough into a ball and pat it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
4
For the tart, in a medium bowl, combine strawberries, sugar, balsamic vinegar, corn starch and salt. Gently stir to combine.
5
Unwrap the dough and put between to sheets of plastic wrap. Roll to an 8 inch circle (if making one large tart, roll to about 12 inches). Place rolled dough onto a sheet pan lined with parchment or a silpat mat. Pile the strawberries in the middle of the dough (try not to get too much juice) - you can lay these in a lovely pinwheel pattern if you like, but I don't have the patience for it and I like rustic looking things anyway. Use 1 cup of berries per tart if you are making 2 tarts. Don't put the berries to the edge, leave a border.
6
Fold up the edges of the dough over the berries, just at the edge, overlapping and crimping a bit to seal. Lightly brush the edges of the tart with the egg. Dot the berries with a few bits of butter and sprinkle the whole thing, lightly, with some sugar.
7
Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #tart, #FRESH, #Summer