- sweet pastry dough
- pie weights or raw rice for weighting shell
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese (about 8 ounces)
- 1/3 cup well-chilled heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups small strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 tablespoons sweet orange marmalade
- 2 tablespoons dark berry liqueur such as blueberry, blackberry, or cassis
Preheat oven to 375°F.
On a floured surface with a floured rolling pin roll out dough into an 11-inch round (about 1/8 inch thick) and fit into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable fluted rim. Roll rolling pin over top of shell to trim dough flush with rim and with a fork prick bottom of shell all over. Chill shell 30 minutes, or until firm.
Line shell with foil and fill with pie weights or raw rice. Bake shell in middle of oven 20 minutes and carefully remove foil and weights or rice. Bake shell until golden, about 10 minutes more, and cool completely in pan on a rack. Shell may be made 1 day ahead and kept in pan, loosely covered, at room temperature.
In a bowl with a whisk or an electric mixer beat together mascarpone, cream, and sugar until mixture holds stiff peaks. Spoon mixture into shell, spreading evenly.
Quarter strawberries and in a large bowl combine with remaining berries. In a small saucepan simmer marmalade and liqueur, stirring, until reduced to about 3 tablespoons and pour over berries. With a rubber spatula gently stir berries to coat evenly. Mound berries decoratively on mascarpone cream. Tart may be assembled 2 hours ahead and chilled. Bring tart to room temperature and remove side of pan before serving.
We passed on the sweet pastry dough and used one of those fold out pie crusts but any pre-made pie crust will work. We also substituted honey for the liqueur. It was SOOO good!! Hope you will give it a shot! Enjoy!
Tomorrow is the day that Rascal Flatts’ new CD arrives in stores and I should receive my copy from Amazon on Wednesday. They performed at the CMAs last night and I was a little disappointed with the acoustics but the program itself was really good. Funny how the Oscars and Emmys always run overtime but the CMAs always end right on time. Long-winded Hollywood types?? Of course, Reba did a great job as host! Hostess? lol!! Oh yeah, Rascal Flatts won ‘Best Vocal Group’!
Anyhoot, hope you will give this recipe a try. Have a wonderful week!