Berry Mascarpone Tart
Bursting with berries, this ridiculously easy puff pastry tart will make you a hero at your next summer gathering. Drizzle with mint-dotted local honey for a bright, creamy treat on a warm day.
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Special tools: parchment paper
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed 30 min, or according to package directions
1 egg, beaten
4T honey, warmed and divided
1 T butter
1 pt ea fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, or as desired, cleaned and trimmed
1/2 T fresh mint leaves, torn
8 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
1/4 c powdered sugar
3 T whole milk ricotta
1 T heavy cream
1 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees without the fan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay thawed pastry sheet on a lightly floured work surface. Trim and discard a very thin bit of dough from all edges, so that the layers puff up when baked. With a rolling pin, quickly roll dough out with a few passes to make a 12″ x 6″ rectangle (does not need to be exact; do not overwork dough). Using a fork, dock (poke) dough approx. 12 times around the center. Brush borders generously with beaten egg; fold edges in about 1/2″ and press down gently to seal. Transfer to lined baking sheet; brush entire tart shell with egg. Bake 12 min, rotate 180 degrees and bake an additional 6-8 min, until puffed high and deep golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack on parchment paper to avoid cracking shell. Let cool completely. Melt together 2 T honey and butter and brush over entire cooled shell. Carefully collapse the domed center of the pastry by gently pushing down to a uniform thickness. Spread with Mascarpone Filling and top with mixed berries. Drizzle the remaining honey and sprinkle with mint. Best served fresh, or chill a few hours until ready to serve.
In mixer bowl, combine mascarpone and sugar on medium speed until smooth, approx. 1 min. Add remaining ingredients and beat 1 min more until fluffy. Chill until ready to use.