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Strawberry "Bandanna" Tart

The secret to making a bandanna you can eat with a fork -- a fruit tart with a cutout crust -- is using aspic cutters in varied shapes, mainly circles and ovals.

  • Servings: 10
  • Yield: Makes one 9-inch tart
Strawberry "Bandanna" Tart

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2007


  • 8 cups strawberries (about 3 pounds), hulled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Pate Brisee
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Combine strawberries and sugar, and let stand 1 hour. Drain, discarding liquid. Add cornstarch to berries, and stir.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out half the dough into an 11-inch square. Fit into a 9-inch square fluted tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing dough gently into sides. Prick bottom with a fork. Spread strawberry mixture over dough.

  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out remaining dough into an 11-inch square. Cut out shapes as desired (keeping at least a 2-inch border). If dough becomes too soft to work with, refrigerate until firm. Carefully place dough over filling, and trim any overhanging dough. Press edges to seal.

  4. Whisk together egg and water, and brush egg wash over top crust. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.

  5. Place tart on a baking sheet, and bake 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake until filling is bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes. If crust browns too quickly, cover with parchment paper and then foil. Let cool completely before unmolding. Cut into squares, and serve.

Reviews (23)

  • Gatonju 5 Sep, 2008

    If this is your first time making a tart, I suggest looking up a "how to on pie dough" because this was my first time and my 11inch tart turned into a 6inch tart. It was very pretty when it was done. The great thing is once you have patee brisee down you can make anything.... Good Luck!

  • mmsrjs 19 Jul, 2008

    Cindi-- take your mouse pointer and place it on the blue words in the ingredient list, your pointer will turn to a hand and the words pate brisee will now be underlined. Just click on your mouse and the dough recipe will come up. It is a good one, so give it a try.

  • lindafogg1 15 Jul, 2008

    Pate Brisee is the dough recipe.

  • cyndiMig 3 Jul, 2008

    Your recipe for Strawberry "Bandanna" Tart has no mention of the ingredients for the dough?????????

  • Learner10 26 Jun, 2008 has aspic cutters.

  • Anna_Marie 26 Jun, 2008

    Goodness! This recipe says to discard the liquid formed from adding the sugar to the strawberries before making this tart. I would NEVER throw that out! Use it as an ice cream "sauce", on pancakes, or to add a strawberry flavor to lemonade. At our house, that stuff is like "liquid gold"! lol

  • georginamary 24 Jun, 2008

    Please can the editor use metric measurements as well as many viewers to the website are from countries that are metric.
    South africa

  • Suncere 16 Jun, 2008

    Where does a person find these cut outs mentioned in the recipe?

  • dbar1954 17 May, 2008

    Pate brisee is just a pastry dough. You might try adding a half teaspoon of vanilla extract if working with apple for instance.

  • elysek 15 May, 2008

    Pate Brisee is another name for dough. It's right there in the recipe.

  • elysek 15 May, 2008

    Pate Brisee is another name for dough. It's right there in the recipe.

  • lovinblake 15 May, 2008

    The dough recipe can be found under "pate brisee". Hope this helps!

  • oneofakind 15 May, 2008

    I wondered the same as I first read through - but the highlighted PATE BRISEE means the recipe for the dought is in THAT place. Click on it and there's the dought recipe!

  • annabelle85 15 May, 2008

    click on the link to "pate brisee."

  • bgalarza 15 May, 2008

    Click on the Pate Brisee for the pastry.

  • Pussycat 15 May, 2008

    You will find the recipe for the dough by clicking on " Pate Brisee " in the list of
    ingredients. It will take you to another page and that is where the recipe is.

  • ntorok 15 May, 2008

    Click on the words "Pate Brisee" and get the recipe. It's a link.

  • bosquebabe 15 May, 2008

    In the ingredient list you'll see Pate Brisee... click on it; it's the dough recipe.

  • bosquebabe 15 May, 2008

    Origamidoll, just click on Pate Brisee

  • origamidoll 15 May, 2008

    Where is the dough recipe, please?

  • JeanieK 15 May, 2008

    Where is the recipe for the dough?

  • JeanieK 15 May, 2008

    Where is the recipe for the dough?

  • wduke2 15 May, 2008

    Where's the dough recipe??


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