Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Food Files

What do you do with the season's first strawberries? Strawberry tarts - puff pastry tarts to be precise. This one is made with a cream cheese lemon base and no glaze - yummy, slightly sweet and a perfect afternoon treat.

How to:

  • Store bought defrosted puff pastry spread in greased tart shell. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F until golden. Take out and let cool.
  • In the meantime mix a cupful of room temperature cream cheese and mix it with 3 tablespoons of sugar (or more if you want it sweeter), add a table spoon of lemon zest and 1-2 table spoons of fresh lemon juice. Carefully spread on cool pastry.
  • Cut your strawberries and spread on cream cheese mixture. Enjoy.

*If you prefer to add a glaze, take a tablespoon of strawberry jam and dilute it with bit of apple juice. Spread over strawberries and let set.


  1. I made something similar to this last night but used a more traditional shortcake/scone recipe for the base. Love the season's first strawberries - so good!


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