Strawberry Mascarpone Tart Recipe

Bake a delicious strawberry tart with a sweetened mascarpone base. The combination of balsamic vinegar and sweetened strawberries is a perfect match for those who haven’t tried it. Learn how below.

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Yield: serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

Tart Shell
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg whisked
Filling and Glaze
  • 2 lbs strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 12 ounces mascarpone cheese (can also use 8 ounces mascarpone mixed in with 4 ounces of ricotta or 4 ounces of whipped cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (substitute a teaspoon of lemon juice if you don’t have balsamic)

Directions:

  1. Roll out puff pastry sheet to 15×5 inches or 12×12 inches. Place on a baking sheet. Fold the edges over to form a border. Prick bottom of pasty with tines of a fork. Chill for 20 minutes.
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Use a pastry brush to brush on egg wash over exposed surfaces. Place in hot oven and cook until nicely browned all over, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven to a rack, let cool completely.
  2. Macerate strawberries in sugar: Gently combine strawberries, half of the orange zest, and the granulated sugar in large bowl so that the strawberries are coated with sugar. Let sit to macerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Make mascarpone base: Mix together the mascarpone cheese, confectioner’s sugar, the remaining orange zest, lemon juice and the vanilla in a medium bowl until well combined. Refrigerate until needed.
  4. Make strawberry balsamic glaze: After the strawberries have macerated for 30 minutes, place a sieve over a bowl and drain the liquid out of the strawberry mixture into the bowl.
    Take that strawberry liquid and put it in a small saucepan. Add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to the saucepan, and bring to a boil on medium high heat.
    Boil until the liquid has reduced to the consistency of syrup, remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Assemble the tart: Spread the mascarpone mixture over the bottom of the tart shell.
    Arrange the strawberries on top of the mascarpone mixture. Use a pastry brush to brush on the balsamic glaze.

Sources: Simply Recipes

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