It’s the perfect time of year for strawberries! Despite the nasty weather, I have spotted some produce stands carrying Louisiana strawberries, and of course, the fantastic, FREE Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is this weekend.

Today we have a fantastic recipe for potlucks or family parties. It comes together quickly, but it looks like you spent all day slaving away.

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Ingredients

12 mini frozen tart shells, baked at 325 for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding the berries.

1/2 cup of sugar

2 tbs of flour

pinch of salt

1 cup of apple juice

1 lb of strawberries, hulled and sliced *Tip: use a drinking straw to hull the berries. Slice off the green top and press the straw through the middle of the berry to remove the hull.

Instructions

  1. To make glaze: Blend the sugar, flour, and salt; stir in apple juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thick (about 4-5 minutes). Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Brush a small quantity of the glaze over the bottoms of the tart shells. Arrange strawberries over the glaze. Spoon remaining glaze carefully over the berries, covering them well. Chill for 2 to 4 hours. Serve garnished with whipped cream.

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Melissa

I am a stay at home mom to two little girls who keep me running. I also care for my elderly grandmother full time. I'm a fan of fitness, mainly because I'm an even bigger fan of cooking and eating. When I'm not busy juggling other people's busy schedules, I can usually be found with my nose in a book or conducting bold experiments in my kitchen, some of which are quite tasty.

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