Strawberry and Goat Cheese Tart with Basil
There are two things we love in the summer: strawberries and goat cheese. Together, they form a tangy but sweet combination that works wonders in this fruit tart:
I first made the tart base using an egg-free version by Michele Cranston. It was one of the few I could find that didn't require eggs, but it did require butter, and is therefore not entirely dairy-free. The filling is sweetened, whipped goat cheese with some chopped basil added in for color and flavor. I sliced some strawberries and gently lined them on top. The whole tart went in the fridge overnight so the goat cheese could stiffen up, and then I tasted it. It was amazing! The waiting was definitely worth it.
The preparation is not difficult, but it is time consuming. This tart is perfect for anyone who is a goat cheese fan or someone who loves strawberries. Either way, I'd say it was a hit! I think next time I'm going to try some apricots with pistachios. Or blueberries with thyme. Or raspberries with cinnamon. Oh the possibilities are endless!
Photo by Huckleberries and Rain