For me, eating clean is never easier than it is during the summer. Once the warm weather finally rolls around, tempting comfort food is out and light and fresh is in. Heavy dishes just aren’t as seductive when the fresh flavors of summer take over. This time of year, it’s easy to eat clean without even noticing it, and that applies to dessert, too. Light, fresh, and just four ingredients, this super simple Strawberry Peach Tart is the perfect refreshing summer dessert.
Where I grew up, my town’s annual Strawberry Festival was the highlight of the summer. Every year in June, my town would kick off the season with strawberries as far as the eye could see. The town green would be swarmed the entire weekend, and people came from towns all around to celebrate. The biggest day of the year in our town, it was a can’t miss family tradition. For local kids, it was a notorious destination for first dates and first kisses, and every girl in town wanted to be crowned the Strawberry Queen. (Yes, that was a real thing.)
Besides all the family fun and puppy love, there was music and games, fresh strawberries, and of course, strawberry desserts. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry sundaes, you name it. My favorite though? The strawberry tarts.
This Four-Ingredient Strawberry Tart recipe is so fresh and sweet, it brings me right back to my best childhood memories of the Strawberry Festival. In this recipe, peaches combine with strawberries to add extra sweet summery flavor. This fresh summer dessert is delicious all on its own, but I like it best served warm with a drizzle of our sweet yogurt sauce, and maybe a dollop of clean whipped cream.
As far as ingredients and prep, this recipe really couldn’t get simpler. The filling is a clean and fresh combination of strawberries, peaches, and coconut sugar. These simple fresh ingredients really let the natural flavors of summer shine in this dessert.
And the missing fourth ingredient? Pie crust, of course. Now, my attempts at making pie crust from scratch have never ended in anything short of a disaster. So if you’re like me, feel free to just use a store-bought, pre-made pie crust. For this fresh and clean recipe, I’d recommend a whole grain one. That said if you have the time and patience that I am so sorely lacking, feel free to whip up your own crust from scratch.
To make this delicious Strawberry Peach Tart, just combine the sliced strawberries, peaches, and sugar, and pour into a mound in the center of the dough. Pull up the sides of the crust, leaving the center of the mound exposed. The tart will bake around 35 – 40 minutes until lightly browned.
Like I said, this super simple tart is absolutely delicious on its own. If you’re looking to dress it up though, try out this equally simple sweet yogurt sauce. With just Greek yogurt, honey, and water, this simple sauce adds a touch of extra creamy sweetness while still letting the tart’s fresh flavors shine. To make this sauce, just whisk ingredients together until combined.
This fresh and flavorful Strawberry Peach Tart is such a perfect summer dessert, you’ll completely forget you’re eating clean.
Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 slice | Calories: 178 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 120mg | Carbohydrates: 27g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Protein: 1g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
- 1 (9 inch) pre-made pie crust, whole grain preferred
- 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
- 2 cups fresh sliced peaches
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup (plain) Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Roll the pie crust into a circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Carefully lay the crust onto the prepared baking sheet.
- In a maxing bow, combine the berries, peaches, and sugar. Mix to coat the fruit in the sugar and pour into a mount in the center of the dough circle, leaving about 2 inches of crust on each side of the mound.
- Fold up the sides of the crust over the mound of fruit to secure the fruit. The center of the mound should be showing. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Serve slightly warm.