Looking to spice up the menu with a tasty treat? Fantastic! This strawberry cream cheese tart recipe will do the trick. While there isn't anything tricky about it (it is actually quite simple), the zip that the cream cheese adds to the hallowed flavor and renowned sweetness of the best berry in the world makes for a fine combination. Savory and simple save the day!
And, of course, don't forget that this is just one of many extraordinary recipes available for your enjoyment on StrawberryPlants.org. There are a host of different recipes available and many more sweet treats from which you can choose! If you are looking for other culinary uses for your extra strawberries, be sure to see the complete Strawberry Recipes section.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart
This tart recipe is actually quite versatile. If you aren't too stodgy to give it a try, experiment with this recipe as a breakfast or even as a sweet side dish with lunch or dinner. Of course, there is always stomach real estate that can be occupied by this sampling of yummy, even at midnight!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart Recipe Ingredients
4 tablespoons of strawberry jam (fantastic strawberry jam recipe!)
9-inch frozen pie crust
1/2 cup of cream cheese
1/2 cup of crème fraîche (sour cream can be substituted)
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of chopped nuts
1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart Directions
First, wash and hull the strawberries. The can be used whole, sliced, halved, or quartered, depending on your preference. Next, bake the pie crust according to the instructions on the package. When finished, set it aside and allow it to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Next, mix the cream cheese, honey, and crème fraîche thoroughly. Put the mixture into an icing bag and chill it in a refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes.
Take the cooled pie crust and evenly spread the jam onto it. Take the chilled icing bag and distribute the cream cheese mixture onto the pie crust over the jam. Place the prepared strawberries on top of the cream cheese mixture in any form or fashion you please. Finally, sprinkle the chopped nuts and powdered sugar over the top to decorate and add taste accents. Serve and enjoy the completed strawberry cream cheese tart!
This recipe makes six servings.
Additional Notes on this Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart Recipe
This strawberry cream cheese tart makes for a wonderful component to any meal. However, any time you are going to be using nuts and have company over, either check with them or notify them of that fact. Some people are seriously allergic to various nuts. The last thing you need is to induce anaphylaxis in one of your guests! Pistachios, cashews, peanuts, and even Brazil nuts can really accent this recipe well, so be creative! Plus, just like most of the other Strawberry Recipes, this one can be easily modified. A common substitution is to swap out the crème fraîche for sour cream. Be aware, however, that if you make that swap the sour cream is a little more sour than the crème fraîche usually is. And, of course, you can also make your own pie crusts instead of purchasing the frozen variety. For varied tastes, try adding blueberries, blackberries, or other exotic fruit alongside the strawberries. Experiment and find what works well for you and your unique taste sensibilities! For those conscious about the amount of refined table sugar they consume, feel free to try organic evaporated cane juice crystals, turbinado, sucanat, honey crystals, brown sugar, or even stevia to give unique and varied accents to this quick strawberry recipe.
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