After making the strawberry rhubarb mini tarts in a recent post, I decided to make one large strawberry rhubarb tart, with a twist - I wanted to use the extra pie crust dough to decorate the top of the tart with Hello Kitty!
So I made the same Martha Stewart all-butter pie crust (1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 stick butter, and ice water to bring it all together), rolled it out, and carefully lined a 9-inch tart pan with the dough. Then I rolled my rolling pin over the top of the tart pan to cut off the excess dough, and wrapped the extra dough in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for later.
For the filling, I again chopped rhubarb and strawberries into same-size pieces, then tossed them with sugar, flour, and a pinch of salt.
Next, I took my extra pie crust dough out of the fridge, rolled it out, and cut out a few Hello Kitty shapes with a cookie cutter. Aren't they cute? :)
I only had enough extra dough for four Hello Kitty shapes, which I arranged on top of the tart.
Finally I used egg wash to brush on top of the Hello Kitty shapes and exposed pie crust, and then sprinkled on some sanding sugar. Then I popped it in the oven and let it bake for almost an hour. Once it was done and the crust was golden brown, I took it out and resisted the urge to cut into it right away, otherwise all the beautiful juices would flow out! So I let it cool before cutting into it.
And there you have it. Flaky crust, tart rhubarb, and juicy sweet strawberries, and all topped with Hello Kitty! A perfect combination if you ask me!