strawberry salad in puff pastry shells

Strawberries tossed with balsamic vinegar and tarragon and served in pastry shells can be served as a not-too-sweet dessert or an over-the-top salad.

strawberry salad in puff pastry shells
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Chill 1 hr Bake 400°F 24 mins


  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh tarragon or mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry shells (such as Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam

Make It

1. In a bowl, stir strawberries, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the vinegar and minced tarragon; refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Heat oven to 400 F. Brush tops of pastry shells with milk; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 400 F for 22 minutes. Remove from oven. Carefully remove tops with a fork; set aside.

3. Return shells to oven for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from oven and brush inside of shells with strawberry jam.

4. Spoon 1/2 cup strawberry salad into each shell. Rest top on the side, garnish with fresh tarragon sprigs and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 304, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 41, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 141, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.