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Simple Chocolate Orange Strawberry Tart

As we make our way into berry season, what better way to enjoy them than baked into a delicious dessert? With Mother’s Day, Memorial Day weekend, and the start of summer picnics right around the corner, this Simple Chocolate Orange Strawberry Tart will add the perfect sweetness to any gathering. The best part? It requires just five ingredients, about 15 minutes of hands-on time, and is easy enough for even the most novice of bakers.

Looking for other ways to enjoy this week’s beautiful strawberries? Consider these equally simple Strawberry Cake Truffles made with just four ingredients. You can serve Mom breakfast in bed with Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes, Sheet Pan Banana Berry Pancakes, or Baked Oats with Strawberries on Sunday morning. Make a batch of Chia Berry Jam and divide it into small jars to give as gifts. Or, toss together a classic Strawberry Spinach Salad and serve alongside grilled chicken or steak.



We’d love to see how you're enjoying this week’s rescues, including these beautiful strawberries! Don’t forget to snap a photo of your kitchen creations, post it to social, and tag us @perfectlyimperfectproduce so we can share it to inspire others!



Watch How to Make It


Simple Chocolate Orange Strawberry Tart


Active time: 15 Min.

Total time: 35 Min.

Servings: 9



Ingredients:

1 container Perfectly Imperfect strawberries

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

⅓ cup chocolate hazelnut spread, like Nutella

Zest from 1 Perfectly Imperfect orange

1 sheet store-bought puff pastry, thawed and at room temperature

Powdered sugar, optional



Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.


Hull the strawberries and cut into ¼-inch thick slices; set aside.


In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and hazelnut spread together until smooth. Stir in the orange zest.


Unfold the puff pastry and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Gently stretch the sides into a 10x10 inch square. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides. Layer the sliced strawberries on top.



Crimp up the edges around the tart. Transfer pan to preheated oven and bake for about 20 to 22 minutes, or until crust is light golden brown.


Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares. Top with powdered sugar, if desired. Best served same day; can also be served cold. Refrigerate any leftovers.



By Carolyn Hodges, MS, RDN


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