Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
These mini Strawberry Rose Tarts are beautiful and romantic! A crunchy pistachio shortbread crust is filled with delicious strawberry-rose cream, and topped with sliced strawberries in the shape of a rose. They're fruity, floral, and completely dreamy. The rose water is optional but I think it adds a beautiful, subtle flavor. If you don’t have it, you can just omit it or substitute vanilla extract instead.
Freeze-dried strawberries can often be found in the dried fruit/nut section of many large grocery stores, or purchased online. If you don’t have them, you can substitute strawberry puree using the following instructions, but the berry flavor won’t be as intense and the texture will be a little softer. To use the puree, replace ¼ cup of the coffee creamer with strawberry puree before you melt it with the chocolate chips. You can also add strawberry extract to boost the flavor.