Strawberry-Pear Tarts


For about a month, I’ve had some puff pastry in freezer because I accidentally bought it, thinking I was getting phyllo sheets. So, instead of letting it continue to sit and freeze, I decided to make these tarts. Now, even though puff pasty is vegan, it isn’t the healthiest stuff out there and we probably shouldn’t gorge on this stuff on a regular basis—vegan or not. It’s a treat and that’s ok. And these treats you’ll love—not too sweet and done before you know it.

Strawberry-Pear Tarts

Strawberry-Pear Tarts

Strawberry-Pear Tarts

Ingredients

1 puff pastry sheet, thawed

1 pear, peeled, sliced thin and cored

6 strawberries, sliced

2 Tbs brown sugar

2-1/2 Tbs Earth Balance, melted and divided

1/3 C walnuts, chopped

4-4″ tart pans

Directions

To thaw puff pastry, remove from bag and place on counter. It will thaw in about 40 minutes at room temperature. Preheat oven to 400. Unfold pastry sheet and place the bottoms of the tart pans on it, cutting around the circles.

Place bottom of pan and cut out dough back into the tart shell. In a medium bowl, combine the pears, strawberries, brown sugar, walnuts, and two tablespoons of melted Earth Balance.

Divide the fruit mixture evenly among the 4 tart pans. Roll out the extra dough and using a cookie cutter, cut out a heart or other beautiful shape you wish to make. Place on top of each tart. Brush the cut-out with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of melted Earth Balance.

Bake for 20-22 minutes and enjoy