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Simple Summertime Strawberry Tart

Last week the weatherman forecasted a gorgeous Sunday.  In anticipation of that I purchased some strawberries not really knowing what I would do with them, but feeling really excited about the idea of sitting on my patio enjoying their sweetness in the sun.   Unfortunately the weatherman could not have been more wrong.  Despite the rain and the chill I decided I was not going to let the dreariness get in my way.  I landed on this very easy strawberry tart that took me all of twenty minutes to pull together, including the crust (as I’ve shared in prior posts I prefer homemade pastry, but store bought will certainly work).  I used  2 lbs of strawberries, and given they cooked down quite a bit during the baking process I’m thinking I’ll reduce to an 8” tart shell next go-round or add more strawberries.  You’ll like the simplicity of this tart but will love its taste even more!  If you enjoy strawberries this recipe is definitely for you; I only hope it lasts longer in your home then it did in mine.

You will need…
1 – 9”single crust pie pastry
2 lbs fresh strawberries
1/3 C granulated sugar
1 ½ Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Line a 9” tart shell with your pastry, crimp the edges and set aside.   Wash and slice the strawberries and place in a large bowl along with the remaining ingredients.
Gently mix everything together until completely blended, taking care not to mash the berries.
Pour the strawberries and their juice into your lined tart shell and arrange strawberries so that the bottom of the pie is completely covered.  Dot with 2 Tbsp of butter and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. 
Allow the tart to come to room temperature before cutting.  Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and by all means enjoy! 

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Erin says:

Perfect summer dessert! Looks delicious!

carolyn bradford says:

looks so yummy! My dad requests a homemade strawberry pie for his birthday every year and we all look very forward to it!!!

Happy When Not Hungry says:

Love how fresh and yummy this tart looks! Beautiful!

Anne says:

Oh how beautiful! There is a farm near me allows you to pick your own strawberries. I have to check when that opens. What a perfect way to show case those luscious strawberries! : )

Eftychia says:

Simply delicious!

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