Strawberry Mania {The Perfect Tart}

Miss Renaissance Strawberry tart

Miss Renaissance Strawberry Tart

Remember when I told you about my little Strawberry Picking adventure last week?! Well….I came back with TONS of beautifully fresh, fragrant, sweet and just generally perfect Strawberries. This is a dream scenario for me!! I went to work on the Strawberries almost immediately, and over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite Strawberry recipes with you. This week, I’ll start with one of my absolute favorites – the Fresh Strawberry Tart. It’s a simple tart with a perfectly sweet & crunchy crust (Recipe HERE), a basic Vanilla Cream Filling (Recipe HERE) and freshly sliced, unadulterated Strawberries on top. The Strawberries truly shine in this recipe – which is the whole point of using freshly picked fruit, right? I devoured this baby within 2 days!! NOMMM.


{All Photos by Miss Renaissance.}

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  1. try any of these recipes if you would like 1.STRAWBERRY KIWI COCKTAIL 1 part Welch’s Strawberry Rasberry ctrneconate (in cans)1 part Absolut vodka2 parts Mountain Dew1 part Malibu Rum1 teaspoon sugarIn a cocktail shaker, shake well over crushed ice.Strain mixture into a chilled glass filled with whole ice cubes.2.STRAWBERRY YOGURT POPSICLES 20 ounces frozen strawberries, unsweetened, thawed1 tablespoon gelatin, unflavored16 ounces plain lowfat yogurt12 packages Sweet n Low sweetener, or Equal12 3 ounce paper cups12 wooden sticksDrain strawberries. Place liquid in a saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin.Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until gelatin dissolves. Add Equal to yogurt. Mix strawberries, yogurt and gelatin mixture in a blender until smooth. Place paper cups on a tray or baking pan. Fill with blended mixture and cover cups with a sheet of aluminum foil. Insert a wooden stick by making a slit in the foil over the center of each cup.Freeze popsicles until firm. Run warm water on the outside of cup to loosen each popsicle from the cup. Makes 12 popsicles.Category: Desserts & Sweets, Sugar FreeServing Size: 12.3.STRAWBERRY SORBET frozen strawberriesvanilla ice creamSprite or 7-upice cubesIn a blender, put in frozen strawberries, ice, and Sprite (or 7-up) blend until smooth. add as much vanilla ice cream as u wish and blend it all together for a quick easy dessert that will be ready in 10 minutes!4.SPINACH, STRAWBERRY, PECAN SALAD 1 lb. fresh spinach, washed & dried1 pt. strawberries, washed & halved1/2 c. pecan halves, toastedDRESSING:1/3 c. raspberry vinegar1 tsp. dry mustard1 tsp. salt1/2 c. sugar1 c. vegetable or olive oil1 1/2 tbsp. poppy seedsCombine dressing ingredients except the poppy seeds in a blender. Add the poppy seeds by hand. Toss dressing with spinach, strawberries and hot pecans. The hot nuts will slightly wilt the greens.5.STRAWBERRY BLENDER BREAKFAST 2 c. frozen unsweetened whole strawberries1 1/2 c. milk1/2 c. plain yogurt2 env. vanilla flavored instant breakfast mix2 tbsp. honeyIn a blender, combine strawberry, milk, yogurt, breakfast mix and honey. Cover, blend until almost smooth, stopping the blender and stirring as necessary. Pour into 3 or 4 (8 ounce) glasses. Serve immediately.6.STRAWBERRY PRETZEL JELLO SALAD 2 c. crushed pretzel sticks3/4 c. melted butter3 tbsp. sugar8 oz. cream cheese1 c. sugar8 oz. Cool Whip1 (6 oz.) pkg. strawberry banana Jello2 c. boiling water2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries, partially thawedMix first three ingredients and press in bottom of a 9″x13″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees (metal pan) or 325 degrees (glass pan) 8 minutes. Let cool completely. Beat 1 cup sugar and cream cheese. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over pretzels. Mix Jello and water until dissolved. Add strawberries. Stir into Jello, then set aside for 10 minutes. Pour over cheese mixture. Chill.7.STRAWBERRY SOUP 1 1/2 qt. fresh strawberries6 tbsp. lemon juice1 1/2 c. sugar3 c. water2 c. whipping creamCombine all except cream. Heat slowly until it comes to boil. Cook about 8 minutes, then remove and cool. Blend half the cream and half the mixture at low speed. Now add remaining half and repeat. Store soup in the refrigerator in covered container for at least 4 hours. Serve cold.

  2. Please explain about the veinodig of the race. I noticed 2 different cameras focused on Michelle. Why was that? Did her parents hire someone to video tape their daughter for prosperity? None of the other runners were video taped. How did the taping come to be edited and plubished to the web? I am just curious of the process.Sincerely,Mike

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