Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

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!

Click on quick recipe below to enlarge and print

First, you have to make your dough (2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour).

A teaspoon of salt and white sugar…

And yes, unfortunately for our healthy ones.. you can’ t bypass the 2 sticks of butter, but to make you feel better, this is the only fattening part of the tart

Mix all together until you get a consistency like such…

Roll dough on flat surface and make 2 disks

Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes-1 hour

Next! chop up your rhubarb (1 inch long) and dispose the leaves and green stems (if you purchased whole rhubarb)

Place rhubarb in boiling water for 4 minutes so it slightly softens

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.

You can do a little top off with the rhubarb and strawberry mixture if needed, but be sure not to allow the mixture to completely over flow or else your tarts with be soggy and a complete mess.

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!

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2 responses to “Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

  1. Brittany King

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Meredith

    Delicious!

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