If you like the way Rhubarb brings out the best in Strawberries, then you’ll love these Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts! The Pie Crust is Flaky, Tender, and Buttery, and the Individual Portions are adorable!

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts by BakingAMoment.com

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts by BakingAMoment.com

I am a big fan of strawberry rhubarb anything.  I just love how the tart, almost floral rhubarb brings out the best in strawberries.  I only just tried it for the first time a few years ago!  When I finally did, it became an instant favorite, and I try to make at least one strawberry rhubarb recipe every Spring.

I am also a big fan of individually portioned desserts.  I just think they are so much easier to keep around!  I hate when a big ol’ half-eaten pie takes up the whole bottom shelf of my fridge.

Since we’re spilling all sorts of secrets I’ll also tell you that I have a very special pie crust recipe.  It’s so tender-flaky buttery-delicious, and it never fails.  If you laminate the dough, or fold it over on itself a few times while rolling it out, it creates lots of gorgeous layers that just shatter into melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

How to Make Pie Crust

How to Roll Out Pie Dough

But enough about crust.  Lets talk filling.  After the first time I had stawberry rhubarb pie, I wanted so badly to recreate it.  Tragically, I had many failed attempts.  I thought I could just toss a mess of fruit into a pie shell and bake it up, just like I’d do with an apple pie.  It was a hard lesson learned:  you have to respect the berries, people.  Strawberries are not apples, ok?  Apples are rough and tumble, they don’t mind getting knocked around a bit, they like running around in the back yard playing football in November with no jacket on.  They’ll take that 350 degree heat without complaining.

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

Not strawberries.  They are the princesses of the fruit pie world.  They need to be coddled.  You have to handle them gently.  They like to go shopping and have a salad for lunch and then go for mani-pedis.  If you try to bake them in the oven you’ll never hear the end of it.  They weep out all their juice and then sulk at you all flaccid and anemic.  They get really catty and sabotage that gorgeous flaky pie crust you worked your dang tail off for.

Strawberry Rhubarb

I don’t even bake the strawberries.  I’ve had enough of their nonsense!  I pre-bake the tart shells, stew the rhubarb, and fold freshly chopped berries into the thickened rhubarb compote.  It makes them all sweet and glossy, and everybody is just so nice and happy!

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

And truly, I don’t really think there’s much you can do to improve upon a fresh, ripe strawberry in June.  The less you do to it the better!

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

If you like the way Rhubarb brings out the best in Strawberries, then you’ll love these Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts! The Pie Crust is Flaky, Tender, and Buttery, and the Individual Portions are adorable!

Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields 24 tarts     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter
  • about 5 tablespoons ice water

For the filling

  • 3 cups fresh rhubarb, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and diced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  2. Slice the butter thinly, and toss the slices in the flour mixture to coat.
  3. Add in the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough begins to come together in a ball. Wrap the dough tightly and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle work surface and rolling pin with flour and roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Fold in thirds, and roll to 1/2-inch thick again. Turn 90 degrees, and repeat one more time. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thick and cut 4-inch diameter rounds with a biscuit cutter. Lay rounds over the back side of a muffin tin and prick with a fork.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool completely.

For the filling:

  1. Combine the rhubarb with the sugar and cornstarch, in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the rhubarb is soft and the compote is thickened. Cool completely.
  2. Fold in fresh strawberries.

Assemble the tarts:

  1. Spoon a few tablespoons of filling into each tart shell and top with sweetened whipped cream.

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Recipe Notes

Pie Crust Recipe Adapted from BakeAt350

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 tart
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 86kcal Calories from fat 38
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts by BakingAMoment.com

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