This past weekend I was inspired to bake a spring dessert, as strawberries were already on sale at my local grocery store! I wanted to make something easy, so I decided to bake a large Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart with puff pastry. The hardest part was waiting for the puff pastry to defrost. :) I took a couple different recipes online and combined them to make this simple recipe. You can also decorate it with chocolate drizzle or icing sugar before serving. It’s a simple recipe to kick off spring and start utilizing fresh fruit as it comes into season!
Recipe (1 large tart)
1 thawed sheet of puff pastry
1 egg, beaten to brush on pastry
2 teaspoons of sugar to sprinkle
Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 bar of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries
PREHEAT: oven to 400 after puff pastry has thawed.
ROLL OUT: the thawed puff pastry and then fold in boarders slightly. Take a fork and poke holes throughout the puff pastry. Lastly brush the pastry with egg and dust sugar.
BAKE: for 18 – 20 minutes until pastry is just browned.
CREAM: together cream cheese, butter, and lemon until well combined. Add in icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time and beat until cream cheese spread is smooth.
ASSEMBLE TART: once puff pastry has cooled down. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the puff pastry and then add the freshly cut strawberries for toppings.