Strawberry Tart

After seeing so many delicious berries at the Farmer’s Market, I have been craving a fruit tart. With the temperatures in the 90’s to 100’s, I wanted a simple, fresh tart, one without a cream filling. I went back through my recipe cards to find the one we used to make when I worked for Cooks Night Out (see my post Ridgely’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for more about my Summer catering job.)   Can you believe it, I still had a copy of the recipe?!?  I went to work making the tart and added a little chocolate this time around.
I made the Pate Sucree dough in the morning so that it could chill in the refrigerator until I was ready to make it. It is a really easy, simple recipe and took no time to complete.  In the afternoon, while the oven pre-heated to 375 degrees, I rolled out the dough on a CHEFS Silicone Pastry Mat (this is a must-have cooking tool) and flipped the rolled dough over onto a Wilton Nonstick Round Tart Pan.  I pushed the dough into the sides of the pan, cut the excess dough off the sides for a clean edge and then pinched the dough around the top to finish the edges.  Using a fork, I pricked the dough all around the bottom of the dish, lined it with parchment paper and then filled it with a bag of beans to keep the pastry from rising while baking.  I placed the tart pan on a cookie sheet, making it easier to get in and out of the oven, and baked it for about 35 minutes.  Just as the pastry started to get golden, I took it out of the oven, removed the parchment paper and beans, and put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes, or so, until the entire shell was a nice golden brown.

While the tart cooled on a wire rack, I washed and cut the strawberries, and melted 1/4 cup of bittersweet chocolate in the microwave. I brushed the chocolate onto the bottom of the cooled pastry and arranged the strawberries on top.

I melted 1/4 cup of Red Pepper Jelly on the stove until it was smooth and brushed the strawberries with the glaze.

It was delicious and I am so glad I decided to add the chocolate, it was the perfect combination.

 

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Comments

  1. mmmh, wow, that looks delicious!!

  2. I love any fruit dessert – this looks delicious!! And your photographs are scrumptious!! Welcome home!

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