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Strawberry-Black Pepper Tart for Two

  • 20 m
  • 1 h 15 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Black pepper gives sweet strawberries a kick in this free-form tart. Expect some of the strawberry juices to ooze over the top of the crust while baking.”


    • Crust for Two (recipe follows)
    • All-purpose flour, for dusting
    • 1½ cups sliced strawberries
    • 4 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
    • Pinch of salt


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Prepare Crust for Two.
  • 3 Place parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on a work surface, dust with flour and turn the dough out onto it. Dust the dough with flour and roll into a rough 9-inch circle, dusting with flour as necessary to prevent sticking. Transfer paper or mat and the crust to a baking sheet.
  • 4 Toss strawberries with sugar, 1 teaspoon flour, cornstarch, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Mound the strawberry mixture in the center of the crust, leaving about a 2-inch border around the outside. Pick up the edges of the crust using a spatula and fold over the berries. (The crust will not meet in the center.)
  • 5 Bake the tart until the crust is lightly browned and the filling is bubbling, 40 to 42 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Sources include King Arthur Flour, (800) 827-6836,, and Bob's Red Mill, (800) 349-2173,
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