Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lovely ~~ Beautiful ~~ Strawberry Tart

My husband is a strawberry lover!!! I mean the man just digs him some lovely strawberries. He doesn't want me to grow them, because they do take up some space in the garden, what with the runners and all, but he does love them.

So I'm always looking for a new strawberry recipe to try, although I must say, for him the simpler the better. He likes to be able to taste the read strawberry taste. Like for instance, he likes Honey Nut Cherrio's with fresh strawberries cut up in it. Nothing better, as far as cereal goes, says he.

So when my cousin Cliff went to Afghanistan this past month, he didn't get any sweets while he was there. So Heather made him Strawberry Tarts for his homecoming, and she is an amazing cook. So being the bold and courageous cook and cousin that I am, I asked her for her secret recipe. Well she so obliged (since the secret recipe came out of Betty Crocker =) I love this girl!!!

So I thought I'd share it with you. She made individual tarts, but I made both individual tarts and also one big pie tart, which we probably like better. We are pie people, people =)


Lovely ~~ Beautiful ~~ Strawberry Tart

I made a pie crust and then put it in a cupcake pan, baked at 400 for around 8 minutes. That makes about 10 tart shells if you use a one pie crust recipe.

1 1/2 quarts strawberries
1 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Water

Mash enough strawberries to measure 1 cup. I set aside 10 whole strawberries (one for each tart). Mix Sugar and Cornstarch in a saucepan and gradually stir in water and mashed strawberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minutes. Put one strawberry in each tart and pour cooked strawberries into each tart. Refrigerate about one hours or until set. You can substitute peaches or raspberries for strawberries.

I made a regular tart as well. So I baked my crust and then added whole strawberries until it was all pretty with strawberries and then poured the strawberry mixture over the top of the whole berries. Then I put in the refridgerator to set.

Serve with whipped cream (Note to self: I need to pick some up =) and ...

Happy, Healthy Eating

1 comment:

  1. I just got this post in my reader TODAY! The reader has not been picking up all your posts in order. What's up with that?

    But the tarts do sound yummy!