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This Strawberry Tart had been hanging around in the back of my mind for a while, so a few weeks ago I thought I’d see if it would work. Plus with a little too much puff pastry in the freezer that has accumulated from the holidays, it was the perfect excuse to give it a go. The pastry was thawed, the edges turned up, and sliced strawberries were spread across the pastry.
Then it was brushed with a simple combination of balsamic vinegar and honey.
Honestly, it couldn’t have been easier.
Once baked, it didn’t make it to the table. My family ate it straight from the counter that night.
So good. So very easy. So we’ll be making it again, and again. You should try it too, and see for yourself.
Strawberry Tart Recipe
A simple and delightful strawberry tart.
- 1sheet of puff pastry, approximately 12x12" (I don't make puff pastry from scratch, so I used a Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheet.)
- 16 ounces, weight strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
- Lay puff pastry on parchment lined baking sheet. Turn up edges all the way around.
- Spread sliced strawberry evenly across puff pastry.
- Whisk together balsamic vinegar and honey. Brush tops of of strawberries with mixture. You will probably have a little extra balsamic vinegar/honey leftover.
- Bake at 375-degrees F for about 25 minutes* or until pastry is slightly browned.
- Serve while still warm. Top with favorite whipped topping.
*Depending on your oven, the puff pastry used, and the juiciness of berries, you may need to slightly increase oven temperature and/or cook times to allow puff pastry to cook thoroughly. Watch carefully to avoid burning puff pastry edges. You may need to cover puff pastry edge with aluminum foil to prevent burning. I would begin by increasing oven temperature to 400-degrees F and/or increasing cook times in 5-10 minute increments, while keeping a watchful eye, until done.
Have you tried this with other fruits such as blueberries or apples. I am trying to find healthier dessert choices and this looks like it would fill that sweet tooth without a bunch of empty calories.
Blueberries or other berries work well.
I made this last night using Leadbetter’s French Picnic pie pastry as I was looking for a recipe to use it up. It did need extra baking time, there’s just tons of butter in this pasty. Also a bit soupy because my strawberries weren’t very ripe so I spread a thin layer of strawberry jam on the pastry first. But it was wonderful! Going to buy some puff pastry today and finish off the rest of these disappointing strawberries in a delicious way! Perfect for Summer dessert or Brunch. Thanks for such a simple and delicious recipe!