With the weekend drawing near and summer cookouts and BBQ’s scheduled, I’m thinking about easy, fresh and delicious desserts. Sound familiar? If so, here is a yummy summer treat that takes only minutes to prepare. Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart is a must make dessert.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons water
- sparkling sugar (optional)
- 1 pint strawberries, washed/hulled, and sliced into 3-4 slices each
- 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 400°F.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out the puff pastry dough to a large rectangle.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the water.
Using a sharp knife, score a 3/4-inch border around the edge of the puff pastry sheet. With a fork, dock the inner rectangle of the pastry sheet.
Brush the border edges of the pastry with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar if desired.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks, add the granulated sugar and whip until firm. Spread the cream over cooled puff pastry.
Slice strawberries thinly, about 3-4 slices per berry. Layer berries onto of the cream.In a separate bowl, mix together the strawberry slices, 1/4 cup white sugar, and strawberry jam.
In a separate bowl, mix together the strawberry jam and 1 teaspoon of water to thin. Using a pastry brush, brush the jam mixture over the sliced strawberries.n a separate bowl, mix together the strawberry slices, 1/4 cup white sugar, and strawberry jam.
Keep refrigerated until ready to slice and serve. Garnish with additional whipping cream, confectioners sugar, and mint sprigs. Or… ice cream is especially delicious as well!