Berry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Tart
Berry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Tart is a richly, delicious summer tart. It is created using a refrigerated cookie dough crust that is filled with sweetened mascarpone cheese, homemade lemon curd, and then topped with a variety of fresh fruit.
First of all, I have to say that I was so excited to make the lemon curd. I have only used it a few times in my life, and have NEVER made it. It was so easy. I used a recipe that I found on line at All Recipes. HERE is the link. Delicious.
Tarts are one of my favorite desserts to make in the summer. It seems like I am always finding wonderful fresh fruit at the market stands, and this is another way to use it.
The crust for this tart is a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Crumble the dough into a tart pan that has a removable bottom. Press the dough on bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake
Remove pan to a cooling rack for about 20 minutes then remove the sides and allow crust to cool on a wire rack.
Transfer cooled crust to a serving plate.
Beat together the mascarpone cheese, confectioner sugar, and vanilla. Spread into bottom of crust.
Spread about 1/2 heaping cup of the homemade lemon curd over the mascarpone layer, allowing some of it to show.
Arrange any variety of fresh fruit over the top of the lemon curd. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
My husband does not like to eat sweets, and he really does not like lemon, but I think this dessert changed his mind. I took it outside after I made it and served him a piece while we were sitting on the porch. He kept saying how delicious it was. He even ate a second piece later in the evening.
The crust becomes softer from the fillings after it sets at room temperature for a few minutes, after removing from the refrigerator. The tart is a perfect blend of flavors.
I would suggest serving this dessert the day that it is made. My strawberries were starting to run a little the second day. The other berries remained firm. I would also serve small slices of this tart as it is very rich.
If you want some other ideas for tarts and tartlets,
HERE are some yummy ones from my blog.
*This recipe was shared on Week-end Potluck @https://sweetlittlebluebird.com/