We all know fruit is an acceptable dessert ingredient any time of the year but we can’t say the same about every fruit-filled recipe. It’s time to lay that fruity pavlovas to rest and break out the baked treats with a little help from our favourite married bloggers, The Fresh Exchange.

Today we share a baked strawberry & pecan tart, not too hot and not too cold, perfect for an Autumn afternoon…

We found this super easy recipe on The Fresh Exchange blog. Megan and Mike Gilger seem to understand the game of aesthetics perfectly, from their dreamy interior wishlists to perfectly curated posts, they’re slowly becoming our latest online obsession. We couldn’t resist sharing one of their recipes.


1 ½ cups raw pecans
2 tablespoons salted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
500 ml of heavy whipping cream

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Begin by preheating the oven to 200°C.

Next, in a food processor, pulse the pecans 20-30 times. You want them to be a course meal, but be careful not to blend too much as they will turn into pecan butter.

In a mixing bowl, mix together the pecans and honey (use 1-2 tablespoons depending on the desired sweetness.) Blend the butter into the pecan-honey mixture using your fingers.

Press the mixture into the bottom of a tart pan (a rectangular shape will work well) and bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and turn down heat to 180°C.


Place the strawberry slices on top of the crust and bake for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

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In the meantime, whip the cream in a chilled mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Serve slices of the tart with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


For more quick and tasty recipes, follow their blog here. They don’t only share delicious recipes but they use their site as a way to document their travels and work life. They’ve even paid a visit to our lovely Mother City and it seems the crush is mutual. The Fresh Exchange blog is definitely one to bookmark.

Don’t you just love their artwork? 90% of the fonts featured on their blog’s photography are actually created from Megan’s handwriting. You can commission Megan to create your own bespoke lettering or find a pack of her fonts on iPhone app, Over. Find out more here.