Strawberry Tarts with Honey Balsamic Goat Cheese
This was a "I'm desperate to bake but have nothing to bake with" kinda recipe. It turned out even better than I could have hoped!
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • honey, to taste
  • balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • ½ recipe rough puff, or 1 frozen sheet of puff pastry (14 oz), thawed
  • ~3/4 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • ¼ c apricot jam
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 3 basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. Mix the goat cheese with the honey and balsamic, a little at a time, until you like the way it tastes. Set aside.
  3. Roll the puff pastry into a 9" x 12" rectangle. Cut into 3"x 3" squares and dock each piece about 6 times with a fork. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet so there is about 1" between the tarts.
  4. Working quickly, top each square with a little of the goat cheese mixture, and pile on some strawberries.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until nicely browned, turning once.
  6. When the tarts are nearly done baking, combine the apricot jam and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 15 seconds, until the jam is melted. Mix well to incorporate the water.
  7. When the tarts are browned, remove them from the oven and, using a pastry brush, brush lightly with the apricot jam mixture. After they have cooled completely, sprinkle over the ribbons of basil.
Recipe by Whisk Kid at