Strawberry Salad in Puff Pastry Shells
- 1 qt strawberry (hulled and quartered)
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 12 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh mint (finely minced)
- fresh mint (garnish)
- 10 oz pastry shells (frozen puff pastry shells such as pepperidge farm)
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp strawberry jam
In a bowl, stir strawberries, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the vinegar and minced mint; refrigerate 1 hour.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush tops of pastry shells with milk; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 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 mint sprigs and serve.