Our Strawberry Tart is easy to make and reminds me of a union between a strawberry pie and a strawberry fruit pizza. What’s even more impressive is that everyone who tries this tasty dessert always asks for a second serving!
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The strawberries in my parent’s garden are doing great this year. The berries are large, sweet, super juicy and ripen right on the vine. Plus, these berries are as organic as you can possibly get. No pesticides, herbicides or chemicals on these beauties!
First, after picking the strawberries, we cut the stems off and soak them in cool tap water for just a few minutes. This helps loosen any dirt or garden debris on the berries. We then place the berries in a strainer and rinse them two or three times with cool tap water.
We use whatever fresh berries we need and freeze the rest. To freeze the berries we simply smash them, add some sugar and freeze them in plastic Pint Freezer Storage Containers. These are the same containers that we use to freeze our fresh Sweet Corn.
Last weekend when I made a Rhubarb Pie for a family gathering I decided to make a double batch of pie crust dough. I used part of the dough to make the bottom crust of the pie and the other half to make a Strawberry Tart.
Yet another option is to make a gluten-free tart. When doing so, be sure to use Gluten Free Pie Dough.
Place the dough into a greased 18″ x 13″ Jelly Roll Baking Pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: I love my jelly roll pan and use it all the time. The lid fits tight and therefore it’s perfect when taking a dessert to a picnic, party, or family gathering. If you don’t have a Jelly Roll Pan with a lid, you really need to invest in one.
Next, after the pie crust has cooled, spread a layer of cream cheese mixture on top spoon chopped strawberries onto the cream cheese mixture.
This dessert would be wonderful just like this, however, I like to add a drizzle of strawberry sauce on top.
Although it’s best to refrigerate the dessert for several hours before serving, you can serve it immediately. You may also garnish each serving with a dollop of whipped topping or vanilla bean ice cream.
What’s your favorite strawberry recipe?