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Strawberry Mascarpone Tart


Source: Paule Caillat

Tart shell: Food52

Filling: Epicurious

Lemon cream variation: Fill with lemon curd then sift confectioners’ sugar over top or top with Swiss meringue, then torch if desired.


Tart Shell:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 pound mascarpone (about 2 cups)
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • strawberries, stemmed and halved or quartered
  • blueberries or raspberries would be nice, too


  1. Heat the oven to 410° F. In a Pyrex type oven-safe bowl, combine the butter, oil, water, salt, and sugar. Place in the hot oven for approximately 15 minutes, until the mixture is boiling and the butter starts browning. Remove from oven, add flour quickly, until it forms a ball.
  2. Once the dough is cool enough to touch, press it in to the tart mold evenly with your fingertips. Pierce the bottom with a fork, line the sides with the back of the fork to form ridges. Bake at 410° F (210° C) for 15 minutes or until the crust is light brown and shows fine cracks. Remove carefully from oven. It is ready for filling. Note: David Lebovitz recommends a brilliant patching technique for any cracks — just reserve a small knob of dough to spackle into any cracks after baking while it’s still warm. (No need to bake again.)
  3. Meanwhile, make filling: Whisk together mascarpone, confectioners sugar, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until smooth.
  4. When tart shell has completely cooled, spread mascarpone filling over top. Top with fresh berries. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes