Rhubarb??? Yes, rhubarb is a plant that is seen as a fruit in our culture (especially when making pies) and is very popular during the Spring! When first biting into rhubarb, you get an extremely tart celery-like flavor in your mouth (I don’t recommend eating raw, nor by itself). So what is one to do then with rhubarb? Make desserts!!! Pair is with strawberries and you’ve got yourself a winning pastry!
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Next! chop up your rhubarb (1 inch long) and dispose the leaves and green stems (if you purchased whole rhubarb)
After the 2 dough disks have refrigerated for approximately 45 minutes, remove and cut disks into quarters and shape into squares (you should have a total of 8 squares). Individually wrap in plastic and place back in fridge for 30 minutes
Next, cut up strawberries 🙂
Drain the rhubarb and combine with strawberries. You can drizzle some of the remaining juice from the rhubarb boiling into the bowl if you would like!Take the 8 dough squares out of fridge and place on non stick pan. Place 1/2 – 3/4 cup of filling in the center of each pastry square and fold up the corners of the pastry like such… Note! You will probably need 2 baking sheets because 4 tarts fit comfortably on 1 sheet.
Bake the tarts for approximately 25-30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. They look a bit larger in the photo, but each person can easily manage eating 1 tart! This is a great dessert to make when you have a small gathering of friends over!