introducing our American favorite to friends overseas, it soon became a
much-anticipated summer treat. Make this at the height of strawberry season in
July. If you order the all-purpose stabilizer from Sweet Celebrations Inc., you
will be able to pipe whipped cream all around the edge of the tart. The cream
will stay fresh and keep its shape; it also tastes very creamy. Strawberries are
a good source of ellagic acid that has potent anticarcinogenic activity.
Graham Cracker Crust
1 ⅓ cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup unsalted
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dark
1 cup sliced strawberries
¾ cup + 2 tablespoons
1 cup water
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh
1 envelope (1
tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup premade red
3 drops natural red
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 tablespoon clover
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon all-purpose
½ cup vanilla syrup
3 quarts fresh strawberries
oven to 350°. Set out an 11-inch in diameter by
1-inch deep tart
pan with removable base. In a large bowl,
mix graham crumbs
with butter, salt and sugar. Press into
pan and bake 10
minutes. Cool to room temperature.
In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stir strawberries,
lemon zest, lemon juice and gelatin. Use a potato masher
to crush the
3. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch
with the red fruit punch, then
add some of the
hot strawberry mixture. Whisk back into pan
until sauce is
thick. Strain into large bowl; stir in coloring,
and honey. Cool in refrigerator.
4. Pour a thin layer of glaze over
pie crust. Refrigerate.
Cut off strawberry tops and then slice in half.
Start with four
strawberry halves with points facing towards the
middle of the
tart. Continue adding more strawberries.
6. Pour remaining glaze over
strawberries, refrigerate 1 hour.
In a deep medium bowl, beat whipping cream until
to hold its shape, then add stabilizer and syrup. Pipe circular
cream by piping a circle and then spiraling upwards.
into the center gently and then lift the piping tool and
the hand pressure on the bag at the same time. Continue all
pie. Pipe long even curly patterns from the edge to the
Makes 8 slices