Monday, June 9, 2008

TWD - Strawberry Tart



This week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe was chosen by Marie at A Year at Oak Cottage and oh man was this recipe yumtastic. I love fruit, I love cream, I love cookie crusts. I was in heaven.

I was a little worried about my strawberries being a touch tart but I trusted the low sugar option and the sweetness turned out perfectly. My berries really came through for me. Oh, the joys of Southern California life!

The recipe for the crust came together pretty easy but I didn't have a tart pan with a removable bottom so I went for my 9" springform. I thought my crust might be a little thin and I was right. Round one = burnt.




After eating the unburned bottom like a giant shortbread cookie, I went for round two and used my 8" springform, making sure to get the sides nice and thick. This crust baked up perfectly.



Unfortunately, the sides were a bit high, but no one complained about the looks. I used Knotts' Berry Farm strawberry jam and it was a perfect complement. I piled the strawberries extra high and plopped on a giant scoop of just whipped cream. YUMMY!



Side view.

We had surprise company Sunday night and there were some impressed faces when I offered up dessert and served this tasty tart. Once they tasted it, they were REALLY impressed. With minimal preparation and the addition of fresh fruit, I really think this might be my go to summer dessert this year. Thanks Dorie for this delish recipe and thanks to Marie for choosing it.
Head on over to TWD to check out how all the other Dorie-heads fared this week.







13 comments:

kim said...

beautiful tart, way to salvage the unburnedness :) i wish i had some surprise company to impress, sounds like fun!

Shirlie said...

Your strawberries look so perfectly ripe! Great photos and glad you enjoyed this recipe; I did, too!

Rebecca said...

Unexpected guests dropped by, and you had the tart ready to go? That is sooo frighteningly Martha. In a good way. ;)

Nikki57 said...

That's one pretty little tart darling

Anonymous said...

Most certainly an A.

Claudia said...

It's the perfect tart for surprise company. Yours looks delicious!

Engineer Baker said...

Mmm... giant shortbread cookie... What a perfect reason to try, try again :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

High sides just means more crust and more crust means I would like it even more. So I think it is perfect!!!

CB said...

Gotta love Cali living! Beautiful tart. I agree that I will definitely be making this again for the summer partays! Great job!
/C-dogga

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Looks beautiful! Your berries look fabulous! Mine needed a bit of help. Well done!

Shari said...

"Yumtastic" is the perfect description for this tart!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Jaime said...

i loved how easy this was too. you can still use your 9", just make sure you use foil to protect the edges as they are baking (i have details in my blog post)

beautiful tart, regardless!

Shelly said...

yummy! I love strawberries!