Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Refreshing Strawberry-Mascarpone Tart

For the Crust

1 1/4 cups of flour
1/2 cup of softened, unsalted sweet cream butter
2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla

For the Filling

1 pint of organic strawberries, rinsed and sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp pure vanilla


1. Mix crust ingredients in a medium sized bowl until a dough forms
2. Divide crust evenly amongst six miniature tart pans and press dough up along sides and around bottom
    of pan
3. Prick holes into the bottom of the crust with a fork
4. Bake shells at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown, cool.

5. Toss strawberries in a bowl with 1/4 cup sugar and let them sit for 20-30 minutes

6. Meanwhile, mix mascarpone cheese, confectioner's sugar, vanilla and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl
    with an electric mixure until all ingredients are well mixed.

7. Assemble tarts by spreading the mascarpone mixture between the six shells, top each tart with the sliced strawberried (drained) and serve

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