Thursday, September 22, 2011

A strawberry celebration tart!

      My dear friends Bridgett and Sara both celebrated birthdays this weekend and to honor the occasion I made a strawberry tart (perfect with an ice cream and chocolate syrup topping). You may recognize this method of making a tart from my Peachy Keen Tart post, this is an extremely similar recipe that is a stand by for whenever I'm in a time crunch before a pot luck:

Magic Ingredients:
-1 pound of fresh strawberries (or you could use frozen strawberries brought to room temperature)
-1/2 cup granulated sugar (use more or less depending on the ripeness of the berries)
-1/2 cup brown sugar (use more or less depending on the ripeness of the berries)
-1/2 Tablespoon Grand Marnier
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 tablespoon apricot jam
-1 pre made frozen pie crust (you could certainly use your own recipe for crust too!)

Let's Get Cooking!
1: Lay defrosted pie crust on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, preheat oven to 400 degrees:

2: Slice strawberries in half and place into a medium mixing bowl. Add in sugars, grand marnier, nutmeg, and cinnamon to the bowl and combine until strawberries are evenly coated:

3: Layer strawberries onto pie crust leaving a 3/4s of a inch boarder:

4: Fold over the crust onto the strawberries and brush the apricot jam over the top of the tart (including the crust):

5: Bake in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes for a easy to put together dessert (It's even easier to eat!):

A photograph of one of the birthday girls 
being a ham in front of the camera:

Can't wait to celebrate again next year! Happy birthday ladies!



  1. That strawberry tart looks delicious and I love the apricot jam idea to add to it too!!

  2. it was soooo good! I served it with vanilla ice cream and "magic shell" chocolate sauce (you know the chocolate sauce that hardens when it hits ice cream?) it was so yummy! also I have a post for the chocolate recipe coming up this week!


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