Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries

by | Feb 11, 2016 | All, Desserts

Your search for an impressive dessert is over. These Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries are a stunning end to any meal. 

Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries have a chocolate cookie crust and are a stunning dessert. They are perfect for entertaining. No one needs to know how easy they are!

In my house, these mini Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries are simply known as “The Tart”. Hands down, they are the most requested dessert in my house. My kids have them on their birthdays, and it is my go-to dessert when entertaining. And really, what’s not to love about them? Mini Oreo crusts with a creamy mascarpone cheese filling and topped with fresh raspberries and blackberries. Sweet, but not too sweet, and they include fresh fruit, so they have to be sort of healthy, right?

(I know it doesn’t count, but work with me here. I’m trying to take the guilt out of the dessert, especially this time of year with all of the chocolates around the house!) 

Best of all, these mini Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries look like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. But no worries, your secret is safe with me. This would be a perfect dessert for a family valentine’s dinner. It is full of pink and purple and everyone gets their own tart, so no arguing over who gets the biggest piece. Keeping the peace is always a bonus. 

Tip: Don’t have mini tart pans? Don’t worry, this recipe works great in a 9 inch tart pan or springform pan, too!

Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries have a chocolate cookie crust and are a stunning dessert. They are perfect for entertaining. No one needs to know how easy they are!

Yield: 6

Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries

Mascarpone Tarts with Fresh Berries

A creamy mascarpone cheese tart topped with fresh berries.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Filling:

  • 1 (8-oz) package of mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the Crust:

  1. Mix cookie crumbs and butter together. Divide mixture equally among six mini cheesecake pans and press into bottom of pan. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes and remove. Cool completely.

For the filling:

  1. Mix the mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. Divide filling equally among the cooled chocolate crusts.

For the topping:

  1. Clean berries and dry them on a paper towel. When they are dry, place the berries in concentric circles on top of filling.
  2. Melt jam in a small pan and brush over the top of the berries. Chill for at least 3 hours to set.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 7gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

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18 Comments

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    I’m not usually one to have a sweet tooth but I have to say these look awesome! I would love to try these out! Thanks for sharing!

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      Thanks Manu!

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    Thanks so much for the mention! 🙂

    These are perfect for Valentine’s Day! I love fresh berries on my desserts–makes me feel a little better about eating it! 🙂

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      Absolutely! Love those peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! They disappeared quickly at my house! Fruit always makes dessert seem a little healthier, doesn’t it?

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    This may just be my dream dessert…and it doesn’t look too difficult to make! I am going to make this as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing!

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      It is relatively easy to make! Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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    These look SO delicious!

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      Thank you!

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    I’m not one for rich chocolaty desserts, and I will always choose a fruit tart over pretty much anything else. LOVE the mascarpone in these

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      The mascarpone is such a fun addition! Thanks, Heather!

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    Lisa, I love this combination. I’ve made homemade mascarpone (which is really simple) and I”ll bet it would be fabulous in this dessert. A winner!

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      Oooh, homemade mascarpone sounds amazing! I can’t wait to check it out!

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    Lisa these are BEAUTIFUL!! They look like not just “The Tart” but “The EVERYTHING.”

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      Thanks, Heather!

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      Thanks, Christie! It’s one of our favorites too!

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    For the cookie crust do you use a sandwich cookie like Oreos or just a plain chocolate cookie (something like Oreos without the filling)?
    Thanks! I’m excited to make these for my mom’s birthday this weekend! 🙂

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      Hi CoreyAnn, You can use either kind, I usually use Oreos 🙂 What a lucky mama you have! Happy Birthday to her!

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