Strawberry Tart Recipe
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. butter, chopped
1/3 c. sugar, plus 1/4 c. for filling
8 oz. cream cheese
1-2 lbs. strawberries, hulled and halved (or sliced however you prefer)
1/4 cup jelly, warmed to a liquid (I used plum jelly for tartness, but you can use strawberry to match)
2 t. cocoa (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, butter, 1/3 c. sugar in food processor (not a big deal if you don’t have one, just hand stir or put in a chopper) until moist crumbs form. Optional: Oil or butter pan and tap around enough cocoa powder to cover bottom and sides for the perfect chocolate touch! Press dough evenly into bottom and upsides of tart pan. Then prick crust all over with fork. Bake about 25 mins or until golden. Mix together cream cheese and remaining 1/4 c. of sugar until smooth Refrigerate this mixture until crust is completely cooled. Next, spread evenly over baked crust. Arrange strawberries as desired. Finally drizzle or brush the runny, melted jelly over the strawberries for a shiny glaze finish. Chill a bit before serving. Remove from tart pan to slice. Voila!
We ate it all up in two days…just the two of us!