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Blueberry Mascarpone Tart

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Hi everyone! It’s Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor! I’m back this month with another sweet summer treat. Summer is my favorite season for so many reasons. Of course I love the warm weather, beach and travel. But I also love it because berry season lasts all summer long. Fresh berries are plentiful and I love adding them to everything, from salads and appetizers to sandwiches and dessert. Right now is the perfect time to pick fresh blueberries. Blueberries are healthy and full of flavor. Try adding them to your favorite dish, including this Blueberry Mascarpone Tart.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart - Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart is a relatively simple dessert that is an impressive treat. A simple cookie crust with a hint of lemon zest is layered with creamy mascarpone cream. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries. And I find that the lemon flavor really shines when you add fresh lemon zest to the cookie crust.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Have you ever tried mascarpone cream? Mascarpone cream and crème fraiche are two of my favorite creams to use to create a light and creamy dessert. Mascarpone cream is incredibly smooth and decadent. It pairs well with fruit desserts because of its sweet and creamy consistency. It is also the perfect complement to the cream cheese in this recipe and helps yield a more smooth and creamy filling.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Go ahead, use some of your freshly picked blueberries and make this decadent and impressive Blueberry Mascarpone Tart. And don’t be afraid to add plenty of blueberries!

Are Blueberries Nutritious?

Blueberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins, and are the perfect choice for a healthy snack or making a dish come alive.

Blueberries contain fiber, folate, vitamin C, magnesium, and several other essential nutrients.

What is Mascarpone?

Mascarpone is made from whole cream and citric or tartaric acid (to thicken the cream).

It has a rich, buttery flavor, and can be used in savoury and sweet dishes.

How Long Will Mascarpone Keep?

Mascarpone should be kept in the refrigerator.

Once opened it should be consumed within 3 – 4 days.

It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart

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Servings: 12

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks) cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • zest from one lemon

For the mascarpone filling:

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream heavy
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups blueberries fresh

Instructions

To make the crust,

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the confectioners' sugar, flour, butter, salt and lemon zest in a food processor.
  • Process until mixture forms a ball.
  • Press the dough into a 4 1/2 x 14-inch rectangular tart pan with removable bottom*, pressing the dough into the edges of the pan.
  • Chill the lined tart pan in the fridge for 15 minutes
  • then bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until very light browned.
  • Set aside to cool.

To make the mascarpone filling,

  • in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Add sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form.
  • Switch to the paddle attachment, add mascarpone and beat on medium-low speed until fully incorporated.
  • Pour mixture into baked tart shell.
  • Top with blueberries and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

*can also be baked in a 9 inch round tart pan
recipe from Spoonful of Flavor
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Mascarpone Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 774IU15%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart -Fresh blueberries and mascarpone filling sits on top of a lemon cookie crust!

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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12 comments

  • Making this tart as we speak. She’ll came out perfectly but when mixing in the mascarpone it looks as though the mixture broke. What went wrong?  I’m going to try again only using cream cheese since I don’t have any more mascarpone. The mascarpone was at room temp. 

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    • It is most likely an issue similar to cheesecake…over mixing and allowing air bubbles in or over-baking or the rapid rise and fall of temperature (i.e. the oven turned off and on in order to keep a certain heat or the oven was quickly opened and air rushed in). Some desserts can be so temperamental! I bet it still tasted good!

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  • Gosh, blueberries can do no wrong! This tart looks beautiful and so fresh and light. I love mascarpone, too. So delish!!

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  • Thank you for sharing! I will definitely try making the tart.

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  • I made the Blueberry Tart and made it exactly like it said and it taste bland is it suppose to taste that way? Turned out exactly like the picture.

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  • I love blueberries and mascarpone. The tart looks wonderful.

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  • What an elegant dessert!

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  • Your tart crust is absolutely perfect! Teach me your ways!

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  • Totally gorgeous dessert!

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  • This is such a gorgeous tart, Ashley! I love the sound of blueberries with the mascarpone filling – so light and perfect for summer 🙂

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  • Love this gorgeous tart from Ashley!! I’m all about taking full advantage of fresh, seasonal summer fruit! so great seeing her here!!

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  • This tart is so beautiful –I wish berry season lasted all summer where I am!

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