I made you dessert!
It’s a rare occurrence.
I eat dessert, but never make it.
Lately, I’ve been eating a LOT of desserts. When I was in New York, I had an amazing dinner at momofuku noodle bar: brisket bun (my favorite of the night!), kimchee salad, rice cakes and of course, a bowl of ‘momofuku ramen’ (pork belly, pork shoulder and poached egg). I was too full for dessert, but there was no WAY I was leaving without taking home some famous milk bar goodies so I brought back ‘the ritz’ cookies and a box of pretzel cake truffles. Uhhh, ridiculous doesn’t even begin to describe them.
I’m a little tempted to get the cookbook, but when I cook at home, I
like need things to be simple. Their recipes aren’t.
This dessert IS simple. It doesn’t require a ton of ingredients, and it doesn’t even require pulling out the mixer! (Unless you are an over-achiever and you make your own puff pastry.)
I’m partnering with Central West Produce to work on some recipes and when I was sent some beautiful strawberries, they were just begging to be made into a dessert. When I have perfectly ripe, perfectly delicious produce, I like to let it shine in recipes.
In this easy strawberry tart, puff pastry is baked, topped with a sweet cream cheese spread and finished off with fresh berries. It’s crunchy, creamy, sweet and fresh!
Each of the components come together really quickly and that’s precisely why ‘easy’ is in the title.
But delicious also deserves a spot in the title (ultimately, it didn’t get it). Pick up this dessert with your hands and crunch through each delicious layer.
- 8 oz puff pastry (one sheet)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2-4 Tbsp milk or half & half
- 16 oz fresh strawberries
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut puff pastry into 8 pieces and place on a parchment-lined pan.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, vanilla and honey until smooth.
- Add milk or half & half to thin out cream cheese mixture.
- Slice strawberries.
- Layer cream cheese and strawberries over puff pastry pieces.
This post is sponsored by Central West Produce. Opinions are my own.