When I made the asparagus and gruyere tart a while ago I was amazed at how easy it was to work with frozen puff pastry and how great the results were with so little effort. When I made the tart I was eagerly awaiting the start of the strawberry season and I was thinking that a similar sweet version of the tart with strawberries would also be great! While I was waiting for the strawberries I came across a recipe for a strawberry tart on The Hungry Mouse that was just what I was thinking. Now that the strawberries are finally here, the strawberry tart was at the top of the list of things to make. I still had some of the strawberry and rhubarb jam that I had made last year and I thought that the hint of rhubarb would be great on the tart so I went with that for the jam. The strawberry tart was just as easy to make as the asparagus tart and the results were even better. How can you go wrong with a buttery, light and flaky crust topped with slightly roasted strawberries covered in strawberry and rhubarb jam? The only thing missing here is a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream. One thing to watch out for in this recipe is to taste test the strawberry and jam mixture for sweetness ahead of time. If it is a little on the tart side add some sugar to sweeten it up. I am thinking that the next time I make this I might add a layer of cream cheese between the pastry and the strawberries.
- 1 package puff pastry (thawed as directed on the package)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 cups strawberries (cleaned, trimmed and sliced)
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom (ground, or cinnamon if you prefer)
- 3 tablespoons strawberry rhubarb jam (or other jam)
- 1 handful pistachios (chopped)
- Roll the puff pastry out into a large rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
- Score a line around the puff pastry 1/2 inch from the edge.
- Mix the egg and water and brush over the outside of the score.
- Mix the strawberries, cardamom and jam in a large bowl.
- Place the strawberries on the pastry on the inside of the score.
- Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until the pastry is golden brown, about 15-25 minutes.
- Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios.
Mead Chick says
Oh, my! That looks really, really good. I'm going to have to try that. Strawberry season is in full swing here, so it's just a matter of finding time to bake!
Thanks, Kevin! This looks so colorful and bright, using the juicy strawberries in their peak. Love the addition of pistachios for a contrasting saltiness and crunch!
Chef Fresco says
Beautiful creation Kevin! Especially with the pistachios on top 🙂
great colors! because of the strawberries and contrasting color of the pistachios…
This looks awesome! I love strawberry pie and this looks like a really yummy variation. The addition of pistachios sounds delish!
This is awsome looking…I'd love to have a huge piece about now as I love strawberries in anything!
Cardamom- good call.
We Are Not Martha says
Oooh amazing idea. We're totally into strawberry season right now!!! So excited about all the delicious (and pretty) things to make!!
This looks fantastic! I love pistachios.
Love the colors. This is nice to use puff pastry for a tart.
Absolutely lovely strawberry Tart, really lovely!! xxGloria
Love the pistachios!
Kind of reminds me of a rectangular slice of pizza, minus the cheese… which means it's perfectly OK to be eaten by itself for lunch. And dinner. 😉
Victor Yu says
Great strawberry tart! Looks delicious. Glad I randomly drop onto your blog.
La Table De Nana says
That looks great!
That is one beautiful berry tart!!! The green pistachios really make it POP!
Gorgeous! Bookmarked! 🙂
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Wow, that tart looks delicious! Strawberries taste so good!
Just came across your blog for the first time and I loveit! I am making this ASAP. Without a doubt!I'll let you know how it goes!
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delicious – simple yet always satisfying!
I just bought some organic strawberries, and have been thinking quite a bit about making a tart. Yes, this is exactly what I've been looking for!
Happy cook says
I wouldlove to have the whole tart, looks so summery and so so delicous.
Nina Timm says
Kevin, you are a cruel man…..this tart is calling my name!! Where is the cream!!!
What an excellent recipe, Kevin! Simple but with pure & honest flavours!
Love the pool of strawberries!
Taste Buddies says
Looks absolutely luscious Kevin. Lovely work indeed.
ooh la la, another winner!!
Looks good, and I like the idea of layer of cream cheese. It would be like a yummy strawberry cheese danish.
We are in full strawberry season here and I have them coming out of the ying yang. Love the simplicity of this dish.
Ciao Chow Linda says
Looks delish Kevin – and I like the use of the homemade jam and pistachios.
This sounds delicious! I haven't used puff pastry much in cooking but you're making me want to. At the farmer's market this weekend I'm definitely picking up some rhubarb to make some jam and then I am totally making this tart!
Wow, this tart looks just great…strawberry with pistachio…yummie! As a matter of fact I have in my freezer the puff dough…so I'll definitely try this one. Nice pictures!
Fabulous strawberry tart! I love the addition of pistachios!
Oooh, this looks amazing- absolutely divine. I can't wait to make it! -e
I am so loving the strawberry season and your tart is absolutely beautiful Kevin. The colours are so vibrant and appealing.
Susan @ SGCC says
What a gorgeous tart! It looks beautifully rustic and so French! Well done!
This looks awesome and I'm already imagining sinking my teeth into the pastry and strawberries. YUM has to be word!
you make fascinating looking foods! YUM!
What a fresh sounding and beautiful looking dessert! I love it!
I love simple desserts. I will have to get some strawberries to try this out!
Looks divine. I love strawberries and pistachios. I just might try this recipe.
[email protected] says
I've used puff pastry before too, its like it does all the work for you!
I love your recipe Kevin. I've never made anything like that before, now I will.
Have an awesome day!
The Duo Dishes says
This is going to add another few pounds, I'm sad to say!! And, if you add the cream cheese layer, of course it will be even more dangerous!!
The mighty strawberry! Looks great Kevin. I am excited to see your upcoming strawberry creations!
Wow!!! That is gorgeous! Stunning – a perfect summer treat!
Aahh..mazing…! This looks so yummy. If I wasn't so afraid of that type of dough to work with I'd do this in a heart beat. I might give it ago, the worst that can happen is the dough falls apart or over cooks. 🙂
I just bought my puff pastry..I look forward to trying this one with some farmers market berries..YUM Figtreeapps
simply gorgeous! the color and flavor look so delicious. yay for strawberry season!
This looks fabulous. I love all the strawberries on your blog lately!
A strawberry vol au vent. Now that would make a good breakfast.
I am making this tonight!
Wow – now that's what I call a strawberry tart! Looks delish!
SO pretty! I think my favorite thing about it are pistachios.
Peter M says
Kevin, that 1st pic left me with my jaw dropping…I'm salivating.
Such a lovely tart Kevin! Puff pastry is one of my favorite thing to make. I find it very therapeutic!
LOVE puff pastry, it's dangerous for me to be around. This tart looks de-lish!
Beautiful tart! I bet it tastes delicious. The pistachios on top would add a nice little touch!
I am making some puff pastry right now. Its super easy but a long process. I cant wait to start using it… like for something like this. Nothing like fresh fruit tarts in the sumemr!
I like the contrasting color here with the pistachios and strawberries – gorgeous!
I made this on Saturday! You know how you bookmark things and think you'll get round to them. I just did it. Helps that it's dead easy of course!
Christie's Corner says
Lovely photo. Love the unexpected use of pistachios.
Eugene Sarang says
My friend and I baked two of these for dessert tonight! Sweet and tangy and simple, perfect for a summer night with friends and family, thanks so much for the recipe (: