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Berry Mascarpone Tart

This berry tart has a buttery crust, lightly sweetened mascarpone and lots of fresh berries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 648kcal
Author by Jenny Skrapaliori Graves

Equipment

  • a mixer (hand mixer or tabletop)
  • a citrus squeezer
  • A 11 inch tart pan

Ingredients

For the shortbread crust

  • 1 cup salted butter 2 sticks softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

For the toppings

  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese softened. Leave it out for an hour before mixing.
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 oranges juiced and zested
  • 4 cups strawberries cut in half
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberry jam

Instructions

  • Wash and clean the strawberries and cut them in half. Place them in a bowl and add the juice of the two oranges all over and let them sit. Wash and drain the blueberries.

Make the crust

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Using a mixer (hand or regular) mix together butter, flour, and confectioner’s sugar, 2-3 min.
  • Add dough to the tart pan and press all over, and up the edges until it is evenly distributed. Trim edges with a knife if you have to and add the extra dough to any bald or thin patches.
  • Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before filling.

Prepare the filling

  • Using a mixer in medium speed beat the mascarpone cheese with the heavy cream and the vanilla. Add the orange zest. Keep beating mixture for 1-2 min until everything is incorporated well, about 2 min.
  • Spread the mascarpone mix evenly all over the tart crust.
  • Add an even layer of the strawberry jam on top of the mascarpone.
  • Arrange the berries in a pattern of your choice.
    Enjoy!

Notes

  • I like using vanilla beans but it can be very expensive. So I alternate between vanilla extract, vanilla powder, and bean. Vanilla powder gives a really concentrated flavor, so if you're substituting powder for beans, or extract in recipes, use ½ tsp of ground powder for 1 bean, or ½ teaspoon of ground powder for every teaspoon of extract. 
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Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1413IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg