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April 12th, 2012 · Print Print

This dish was tumbling around in my head after I saw an inspiration photo on Pinterest — and then combined it with the flavors in this recipe and this recipe, to come up with this tart!  I love the strawberry-balsamic combo, and this felt like the perfect way to make it into something a little prettier! 

There’s something so beautiful about a tart like this — it only takes a few minutes to pull it together, but it looks like you put a ton if time and effort into it!  I also love that this could double as an appetizer or a healthy dessert!

Strawberry Balsamic Tart

INGREDIENTS
1 puff pastry crust (I used Pepperidge Farm)
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
1 pint strawberries, greens removed, sliced
10 small basil leaves
2 tsp balsamic vinegar

DIRECTIONS

Defrost puff pastry and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees in a preheated oven.  Microwave the strawberry jam with 1 tsp of water for 30 seconds.  When the puff pastry comes out of the oven, brush it with the warm jam, leaving about 1 inch around the edges of the tart.  Layer the strawberries over the jam and add basil leaves as desired.  Drizzle 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar over the tart, and serve.


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Tags: appetizers · desserts · food



15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miss Betty Boop // Apr 12, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Ok, now I’m hungry :)

    looks so delicious!!!

  • 2 Marissa N // Apr 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Strawberries and balsamic are the best combo!

  • 3 Sarah // Apr 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

    This looks incredible! Pinned :)

  • 4 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic // Apr 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Mmmm I love easy appetizers/desserts like this! I tried a chocolate balsamic that would be so perfect with this.

  • 5 Julie D. // Apr 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Looks scrumdiddlyumptious.  And it seems pretty easy to make.  I’ll have to try it out

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  • 6 curlijuli // Apr 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Looks wonderful! It’s on my To Try list:) Thanks!

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  • 7 petite.cherie501 // Apr 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Looks yummy! Whilst I love puff pastry (have you ever tried to make the laminated dough? ha…not worth it to me.) I used my to-die-for berries on a pavlova with homemade lemon curd. Wish I had your photography skills. A wee bit early here in northern Calif for the best (first harvest) local berries. Thanks for all! If I had a daughter rather than sons I’d want her to be exactly like you.

  • 8 Joanne // Apr 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    the strawberry balsamic combo never fails to make me super happy! love this tart.

  • 9 Misha // Apr 13, 2012 at 4:14 am

    I do need to make a strawberry dessert to satisfy my cravings now…

  • 10 The Internet Kitchen: Anniversary Lobsters | Macheesmo // Apr 13, 2012 at 6:01 am

    [...] Strawberry Balsamic Tart – More strawberries. Can’t get enough of them. Love them in this really pretty tart. Would be cool to bring this to a brunch or something. (@ Sugar Laws) [...]

  • 11 The Internet Kitchen: Anniversary Lobsters | Free online Recipes // Apr 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

    [...] Strawberry Balsamic Tart – More strawberries. Can’t get enough of them. Love them in this really pretty tart. Would be cool to bring this to a brunch or something. (@ Sugar Laws) [...]

  • 12 M. // Apr 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    yummmy! I love strawberrys<3

  • 13 ellen // Apr 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    My dinner plans all the sudden seem really boring….this is amazing. yum.

    love your blog.

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  • 14 Theprettypinhead // Apr 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    This looks delicious!!

    I’m a new follower of your blog and Twitter. Would love the follow back :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

  • 15 Foodie Friday: Katy of Sugarlaws Shares Her Favorite “Transitional” Fall Recipe // Sep 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    [...] light and cool delights to the hearty cuisine associated with the colder months. She recommends the Strawberry Balsamic Tart, which she loves as either an appetizer or dessert. Just follow the directions below to make it [...]

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