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Forgot Mother's Day? This Last-Minute Strawberry Tart Recipe Will Get You Out Of Trouble!

Ingredients:

  • 20-25 medium strawberries
  • 1 store-bought sweet pastry tart case
  • 2 cups store-bought luxury custard (try to find custard that is very thick, so that it won鈥檛 pour out when you cut the tart)
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jelly
  • small bunch fresh mint

Instructions:

  1. Remove the stems and slice the strawberries in half.
  2. Heat the strawberry jelly up in a pan or in the microwave 鈥 just until it loosens (about 30 seconds in the microwave). Add a splash of boiling water if you need to loosen it a little more.
  3. Place the tart case on a serving plate. Spoon in the custard, smoothing it out as you go until it鈥檚 half an inch from the top of the pastry case.
  4. Place a strawberry half in the middle of the tart and, working outward, arrange the strawberries in concentric circles, with the pointy bit of the strawberry toward the center.
  5. Brush the warm jelly generously all over the top of the tart. Leave to set for a few minutes, then decorate with finely chopped mint leaves.

Remove the stems and slice the strawberries in half.

Heat the strawberry jelly up in a pan or in the microwave 鈥 just until it loosens (about 30 seconds in the microwave). Add a splash of boiling water if you need to loosen it a little more.

Place the tart case on a serving plate. Spoon in the custard, smoothing it out as you go until it鈥檚 half an inch from the top of the pastry case. Place a strawberry half in the middle of the tart and, working outward, arrange the strawberries in concentric circles, with the pointy bit of the strawberry toward the center.

Brush the warm jelly generously all over the top of the tart. Leave to set for a few minutes, then decorate with finely chopped mint leaves.

Forgot Mother's Day? This Last-Minute Strawberry Tart Recipe Will Get You Out Of Trouble!

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (up to one day ahead).

Forgot Mother's Day? This Last-Minute Strawberry Tart Recipe Will Get You Out Of Trouble!

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