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Strawberry-Mascarpone Tart

By • July 17, 2013 • 6 Comments

Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.

Today: The show-stopping dessert you need to make, right now. 

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart from Food52 

WHO: eeshani is a graduate student from Champaign, Illinois.

WHAT: The show-stopping dessert to make all summer long.

HOW: Whip up the dough in a food processor, freeze it, bake it, and fill with your mascarpone mixture. Garnish it with fresh strawberries, and admire it.

WHY WE LOVE IT: If you're craving pies or tarts this summer, this recipe is the closest thing you'll get to no-bake; the filling and topping are cool, making it a joy to eat in the dog days of summer. As eeshani says, this tart lends itself to endless adaptation; feel free to riff on the fruit and the alcohol.

Strawberry-Mascarpone Tart by eeshani

Serves 6

Crust

2 tablespoons cream
1 egg yolk
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 pinch salt

Filling

1 quart strawberries
8 ounces chilled mascarpone
1 tablespoon rum
1/4 cup vanilla sugar (can substitute plain sugar)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 sprig mint (optional) 

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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about 1 year ago Keka De

looks gorgeous! especially the fresh strawberries!

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about 1 year ago Angela Norris Hirschauer

Have you ever tried this with raspberries?

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about 1 year ago Brette Warshaw

I'm sure it would be delicious with raspberries too!

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about 1 year ago piacere

I have relatives and friends who do not use alcohol in cooking as well, Laura. You can leave the rum out of this and it will be turn out well. No need to substitute. Just omit. Should be AOK.

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about 1 year ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Yes, I agree piacere -- thank you!

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about 1 year ago Laura Abbasi

Hi! This looks amazing and I was wondering if the rum is essential? My family does not drink alcohol (nor consume it in desserts). Can I leave it out or substitute it with something nonalcoholic? Thanks!