Fresh Strawberry Tart

I thought about arranging the berries into a smilee face

I thought about arranging the berries into a smiley face

We’ll be back with Sunday Suppers next week. We wanted to finish out the week with one more strawberry recipe.

Fresh Strawberry Tart

For Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp chilled butter
  • ice water

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a tart pan. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour and salt. Cut in butter, until mix resembles coarse crumbs. Use just enough water, about a 1/8 cup, to bind dough. Press into tart pan . Pierce dough with a fork. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.

For filling

  • 6 cups strawberries, halved
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom

Whisk sugar, water, cornstarch and salt in a two- or three-quart saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth. Stir in four cups of the berries and cardamom and stir. Allow mix to bubble. Use a potato masher to mash fruit. Allow mix to simmer, stirring often. Cook until thick and the mix is reduced by about a third. This will take about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer all but two tablespoons to prepared crust. Allow to cool slightly. Arrange remaining berries on top and brush with reserved filling. Refrigerate for an hour or until ready to serve.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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13 Responses to Fresh Strawberry Tart

  1. sallybr says:

    stunning pie! loved it!

  2. Raymund says:

    That looks amazing!

  3. Drooling here. Can’t wait for strawberry season! YUM! Bookmarked.

  4. TasteFood says:

    Beautiful tart!

  5. billpeeler says:

    I have a tart pan that I never use. This is certainly great inspiration. Great looking tart!

  6. Kristy says:

    You know Mike would have made the smiley face. 😉 This looks phenomenal!!!! I can just taste it now. Heaven.

  7. Michelle says:

    Very nice! I wish I’d made this instead of the overly involved and not particularly good rhubarb and strawberry tart that took up much of this afternoon.

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    And you finished Strawberry Week with a real stunner. That’s one good lookin’ tart!

  9. lvaletutto says:

    This looks divine! I love strawberry season!

  10. Eva Taylor says:

    Cardamom and strawberries are an interesting combo; I must remember that in the future.

  11. Najihah says:

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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