Summer is pretty clearly over, even though the calendar doesn't say so quite yet. However, this weekend Costco was still in that summer mood, and had some gorgeous strawberries on sale. A Costco-sized clamshell of strawberries is much too much for one girl to handle, so I decided to make something for my suite for dessert. On a whim I adapted this recipe to go with what I had on hand, which included pistachios.
I love making pies, but often it takes a lot of time to perfect that basket-weave top crust and whatnot, so it doesn't always happen. However, this tart is super quick and easy to make. I threw mine together before I got dinner going, and it was all set and cooled by the time dessert rolled around.
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup plus 1 tbs butter, cubed and cold
2-4 tbs ice water
Whisk dry ingredients together. Add butter and mix with a fork until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add ice water slowly until dough just forms into a ball. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
1/2 cup ground pistachios
1 tbs flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups cut strawberries
2 tsp lemon juice
Combine all ingredients and gently mix. Roll out crust and press into pan. Prick several times with a fork. Spread filling over crust and bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes, or until edges of crust begin to brown.