I put the skull and cross-bones on top of this beauty because I wanted to warn innocent dessert lovers that this is not a normal tart.
It’s much better, especially if you like living on the edge and trying new things, oh, and you should also like kinda spicy things…. I used our Ghost Reaper Sugar in the Strawberry filling so it’s got a little heat to it!!
I used the same pastry you’ll find on the Vanilla Peach Tart recipe. After you make the pastry and are allowing it to chill at least thirty minutes, go ahead and make the filling.
Here’s what you’ll need:
About 2 cups strawberries (and a handful or two set to the side), one cup sliced into large pieces, the other chopped into smaller pieces
1 heaping tablespoon of Ghost Reaper Sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let simmer until pastry is chilled, about 30 to 45 minutes, or until the smaller chunks of strawberry have been reduced to gooey mush. During this time you can go ahead and slice up a handful or two more strawberries to lay on top of this sauce.
Roll out 3/4 of the dough to fill your tart pan. Top with strawberry sauce and add the extra slices of strawberry. Use remaining dough to decorate the top of your tart!
Serve with a big dollop of Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream (it’ll tame the fire of the tart just a bit).
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