Mixed Berry Tart with Lemon Curd Mascarpone

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A light, tangy dessert favourite, perfect for the summer season.


For the tart crust:
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup almond flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt (or use Tasman Sea Salt)
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, very cold and diced into ¼ inch pieces
1 egg yolk (Mooreville Gardens, Mt Roland Free Range Eggs)
1-2 tablespoons cold water

For the mascarpone filling:
¾ cup whipping cream (Elgaar Farm)
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, at room temperature (Elgaar Farm)
1 heaping tablespoon powdered sugar
1 cup lemon curd, store bought (or use this recipe or visit Harvest’s Kitchen how-to page on Pinterest)
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced (Westerway, Seven Springs Farm, Sheffield Berry Gardens)
1 pint raspberries (Sheffield Berry Gardens, Westerway Raspberry Farm, Windara Orchard)
¼ cup strawberry preserves (Rocky Gardens, Vix Kitch)
Mint leaves for garnish (Laos Fresh Farm, Old School Farm, Plants Direct Tasmania, Steve’s Vegies)



For the tart crust:
Mix the all purpose flour, almond flour, kosher salt and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add the unsalted butter pieces and work into the flour, creating thin sheets of butter in the flour. Mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and add to the flour and butter mix. Continue to work with your fingers until the mixture sticks together when pinched. Add another tablespoon of water if needed.

Press the dough into a buttered tart pan with a removable bottom (a long tart pan or a 10-inch round pan) or 4-6 individual tart pans with removable bottoms. Prick the bottom with a fork and then refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C) degrees. Bake the tart for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before filling with mascarpone filling.

For the mascarpone filling:
Whip the cream on high with a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Add the softened mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar and beat to mix well. Fold in the lemon curd with a wooden spoon.

In a separate bowl, mix the raspberries and sliced strawberries. Heat the strawberry preserves until thinned and mix into the berries. Spoon the mascarpone into the cooled tart crust and top with the berries. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Serves 6