Monday, August 15, 2016

Strawberry Tart




This is one of the easiest tarts that I make and it always turns out perfect. You literally can't mess up this simple tart.

Ingredients:

Crust:

1 1/2 cups of flour

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 large containers of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced

1/4 cup shelled pistachios

whipped cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine the crust ingredients in a medium sized bowl until a dough ball  forms. Press the dough into a 12-inch tart pan. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

Let the crust cool completely. Meanwhile mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until they are completely combined and spread the mixture over the cooled crust.

Wash and hull the strawberries. Start thinly slicing the strawberries.

Starting from the outside start layering the strawberries.




Keep layering the strawberries until the tart is complete. Add a few small whole strawberries into the tart



Berfore serving sprinkle with the shelled pistachios. Add a small dollop of whipped cream next to the tart slice. I have used homemade whipped cream and whipped cream from a can. It just depends!



This is such an easy tart to make and fresh strawberries always scream summer!