Last year, when we posted the recipe for a modern Strawberry Pie, many of you objected that there was no medieval version accompanying it. We’d tried several recipes, and thought they were all gross, so never posted them. To make amends, I’ve been looking for a good medieval recipe ever since, and finally found one.
It’s simple, easy, and perhaps best of all, filled with sweet wine. None of the blah almond milk mush that I found so objectionable in previous recipes- just vivid, strawberry color and sweet juicy filling. The sweetness comes mostly from the strawberries themselves, but also from the port. The filling seized up somewhat once the tarts were cool, but I think with the right balance of baking times, might do so more. I’ll have to test that. In the meantime, this recipe makes for a delicious, authentic dessert that’s right at home in the world of Westeros.