Tarte aux Fraises (Strawberry Tart)


A classic French tart made with fresh strawberries, Tarte aux Fraises is a delicious summer dessert. This recipe is easy to follow and produces a wonderfully light and fluffy tart. Enjoy it on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry to a 1/8-in.-thick (3-mm-) sheet. Trim even with edge of pan.
  3. Line pan with pastry. Trim pastry even with edge of pan. Prick pastry several times with fork.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Spoon over crust.
  6. Arrange strawberries over filling. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Potential changes & improvements

If you’re looking for a bit of extra sweetness, try adding a tablespoon or two of honey to the filling mixture. You could also substitute raspberries or blackberries for the strawberries. For a richer tart, brush the pastry with melted butter before baking.

What other food it works well with

This tart goes well with a glass of cold milk or a cup of coffee. It also makes a tasty breakfast or snack.

Common Mistakes

Be careful not to overcook the pastry or the filling will be too dry. If the strawberries are too ripe, they may make the tart too sweet.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 tart

Calories: 400

Fat: 20 g

Saturated fat: 8 g

Cholesterol: 40 mg

Sodium: 210 mg

Carbohydrates: 51 g

Fiber: 3 g

Sugar: 28 g

Protein: 5 g

Allergens

This recipe contains wheat, eggs and milk.


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