A Lemon Berry Mascarpone Tart is a simple, delicious way to show off all the season’s best berries. A creamy mascarpone filling, a hint of fresh lemon, and four kinds of berries, all on top of a sweet shortbread crust!
This post was written by MBA contributor, Allison of the lovely blog, Some the Wiser. I hope you love this mascarpone tart as much as I do!
It’s officially summer break here! On the last day of school I picked up the kids with our summer theme song blaring in the car, their scooters in the trunk, and a plan to take them and a pizza to the park. I thought we’d celebrate. It didn’t quite go like that though.
Instead of running out the school doors looking for freedom after that last bell rang, they came trudging out with tears in their eyes. They cried the whole way to the park. Then, they cried while they rode their scooters around their favorite paths at the park until I finally gave up. I thought it would be super fun, but it was a super bust.
I guess my kids just really love school.
It took a few days after their tragic last day of school, but they are finally excited about summer. Taking them to the farmer’s market’s grand opening for the season helped too. We left with a basket full of berries and big summer plans. A Fresh Berry Mascarpone Tart could surely make anyone feel excited for the season ahead.
The fresh berries tasted amazing all by themselves and I knew it wouldn’t take much to make a great dessert. I started with a simple, short bread crust. I didn’t want a fussy crust, just something easy that I could press into the pan. Plus, I’m a sucker for a delicious cookie crust.
The mascarpone filling is creamy, lightly sweet, and has just a hint of lemon to accent the berries. As you’re eating it, you’ll notice it actually melts in your mouth. It’s perfection, really.
The berries are the real star of the show though. We used fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Their bright colors make them a feast for the eyes. Their juicy sweet berry flavors make them the quintessential summer dessert.
The nice thing about this Fresh Berry Mascarpone Tart is that it looks like a real showstopper, but it’s actually quite easy to make. The press-in crust is quick and easy, just a few minutes in the oven. The filling is no-bake and so easy to mix up that I put the kids in charge of that part.
It’s the perfect dessert to take to all your summer gatherings and potlucks this year. We’ve already found three occasions to whip up this Fresh Berry Mascarpone Tart and the summer is just getting started here!
For more delicious ways to use summer berries, be sure to check out these Berry Cookie Cups, No Bake Lemon Ice Box Cake, and these Blueberry Doughnut Muffins!
Saturday 8th of June 2019
I successfully made the exact recipe for an 11 inch tart pan with no problem! The crust and filling filled the pan nicely. I also added a few more teaspoons of lemon juice and zest to pump up the lemon flavor, love how you can see the flecks of lemon zest in the filling! So good, so fresh and summery! Thanks for the recipe!
Monday 17th of June 2019
So happy to hear you enjoyed the tart, Karen! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Sunday 12th of August 2018
Very tasty!! I used the French Tart Crust from David Lebovitz's blog because it doesn't involve chilling or rolling, but this filling was delish! My guests were wowed by the gorgeous berries on top. It's an easy yet impressive dessert.
Monday 13th of August 2018
So glad to hear you enjoyed it, Becky! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your feedback. -Jamie
Sunday 29th of July 2018
This was absolutely delicious and a real crowd-pleaser. First tart I’ve ever made, and it came out great. Definitely saving this recipe to make again. Thanks for sharing!!
Wednesday 1st of August 2018
So happy to hear you enjoyed the tart, Rosalyn! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Tuesday 24th of July 2018
This recipe looks delicious and I intend to give it a try soon. Just wondering if you have any suggestions for adapting the recipe above to a 10 inch tart pan?
Wednesday 8th of August 2018
Hello! I haven't attempted this recipe with that size tart pan, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie
Sunday 8th of April 2018
I made this recipe yesterday as four small tartes and it went over well! I had to add a few handfuls of cold water the the dough to make it stick, but overall turned out well after refrigeration! We also added a little bit of sugar to the fruit topping as well as a spritz of lemon and it turned out great. We would definitely make it again. However, I would use a higher quality mascarpone next time rather than just store bought brand! Thanks for the recipe :)!
Friday 27th of April 2018
Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback. Happy Baking! -Jamie