Recipe #2 – Berry Tart With Mascarpone Cream

This one was Faboo and not as difficult to prepare as it looks.  Serves 6 to 8
  • 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!




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15 Responses to Recipe #2 – Berry Tart With Mascarpone Cream

  1. Ms.Kitty says:

    This is irrisistable !! gotta try it….

  2. Joe says:

    Well, you didn’t make it for me and invite me over but you told how to make it so I guess that’s the next best thing…don’t concider yourself forgiven yet!

  3. Ms Noanie says:

    Yum, yum, yum! That looks absolutely delicious. And the brussle sprout salad sounds pretty good too – that is one of my favorite vegetables!Be well. Peace

  4. Beth says:

    That looks scrumptiously delicious.I tried to watch some of the awards show last night but I had to turn it off. I am sorry to say that country music today is very sad indeed.

  5. Jaysey says:

    That? Looks fabulous! Truly fabulous, darling!

  6. Grandma's says:

    Oh yeah….I am going to give this one a try….it looks so yummy. We watched the awards show too…..and you are right Reba is wonderful….pretty darn cute too!! I was a little disappointed with the song Leanne Womack sang…didn’t do her wonderful voice justice. Keith Urban always puts on a good show. The acoustics could have been better….especially for the Rascal Flatts song…but oh well…it was just great watching them anyway.Hope you are having a wonderful week.Spring has finally sprung up here. Everybody is walking around in their shorts, tees, and flip flops. Gotta enjoy it while it lasts….rain is expected, just in time for the kiddies annual Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter morning Sunrise Service 😦

  7. Jude says:

    Ummmm, you know anywhere where I can buy this one already made? LOLI’m just such a non-domestic person, hey? hehe

  8. Jude says:

    Oh yeah, and what’s mascarpone cheese? I’ve never heard of that before! :s

  9. Stephen Craig says:

    Bob, Thank you for visiting the Painting Studio and for your comments. Will have to try this recipe one day but will use creme de cassis instead of honey. Enjoyed seeing your computer surroundings. As ever be well

  10. Sue says:

    Both of those recipes sound great—love brussel sprouts, even though M turns his nose up at them! We have them anyway. May try that salad. The fruit torte sounds great too—in fact any kind of fruit is OK with me!!! Thanks for the recipes—but I want the mushroom one!!!

  11. Jane says:

    Wait! Is this Martha Stewart’s blog? Where’s Bob? Meanwhile, how ’bout some samples?It was good to hear from you again Bobberooni! I’ve been bad about making the rounds, too. I lost all my spaces links last time I changed my background and …. yeah, I know that all you are hearing is ‘Excuses, excuses!’ Ha! Wish I could have made it out to LA last weekend when the RahRah girl went for her cheer comp. I bet it was a scary weekend in Anaheim- with thousands of rahrahs running loose! Maybe next year! I’ll bring recipes! And tortoise food. How’s Burt? How’s the planter? And all the rest of the B’s? I just had a thought (shush, it happens), is that why you do bonsai? Because it’s a b-word hobby?Take care, Chef Robert (pronounced row-bear)

  12. CAROL says:

    Wow This sounds wonderful.. Fruit here still high priced we are just getting it from CA and places. Hey it is stil snowing here YUCKO… fruit has to be shipped in to the cold country.. How’s the neighborhood.. any whackos causin a ruckus lately???hehehhe take care : )

  13. Shelly says:

    Will def keep this handy for when my mother in law’s garden starts giving us the fruit! ttfn

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