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.




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

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 14 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. 41 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein;