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I seem to be drawn to recipes featuring fruits of summer lately! This lovely and SIMPLE recipe, from, features fresh strawberries and my favorite (and primary!) food group: Chocolate!



  • Baked 9 inch tart shell (use your favorite crust recipe or buy a premade pie shell)
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 ounces ripe strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup red currant jelly


Place the chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Heat the heavy cream till it just starts to simmer. Pour cream over chocolate and let sit for a few minutes. Stir till chocolate is smooth and melted. Mix in vanilla. Pour in tart shell and refrigerate till filling is firm.

An hour or two before serving, arrange sliced berries in concentric circles starting on outside of tart. Melt the jelly in the microwave, then whisk till smooth. Cool for about 10 minutes, then brush over berries to glaze. Keep tart refrigerated.

Total time: 2-3 hours with chilling time.

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