Balsamic-Macerated Strawberry Tart with Whipped Mascarpone Filling

Happy Birthday, Dad– this sharp’s for you!

I understand just how much you like strawberry shortcake, so I intended to place a spin on it for your big day. This spring sharp is an appealing mix of shortbread-like crust with a gently sweetened, vanilla-scented whipped lotion and also mascarpone dental filling, all covered with a pile of hardly balsamic-y strawberries. I wish you like it!

Much Love,

Balsamic-Macerated Strawberry Tart with Whipped Mascarpone Filling

Heather Sage (influenced by Gourmet, April 2009)

Active Preparation Time: 45 mins

Non-active Preparation Time: 2 hrs+

Baking Time: 30-35 mins (25 mins with pie weights, 5-10 without)

Serves: 8


Pleasant Tart Shell:

  • 48 grams (1/4 mug) Granulated White Sugar
  • 46 grams (1/4 mug plus 2 tbsps) Millet Flour
  • 46 grams (1/4 mug plus 2 tbsps) Garbanzo Fava Bean Flour
  • 60 grams (1/4 mug plus 1 tbsp) Potato Starch
  • 24 grams (3 tbsps) Arrowroot Starch
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 85 grams (6 tbsps) cool, Unsalted Butter, diced right into 1/2 inch dices
  • 1 big Egg
  • 1 tsp (5 grams) Water
  • Millet Flour, for rolling

Balsamic-Macerated Strawberries:

  • 1 extra pound Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp (5 grams) Balsamic Vinegar ¹
  • . 1 tsp Powdered Sugar

Whipped Mascarpone Filling:

  • 8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 30 grams (1/4 mug) Powdered Sugar, filter after determining
  • 1 mug (8 ounces or 227 grams) Heavy Cream


Make Tart Shell:

Whisk with each other sugar with salt in the dish of a stand mixer, spray in butter items. Fit stand mixer with paddle add-on as well as mix up until the butter and also flour mix appears like peas. Include egg and also water; mix up until the dough simply starts to create. If the dough has actually obtained as well cozy at this moment, develop it right into a thick disk, cover snugly with cling wrap as well as cool for 15 mins till tightened however still flexible sufficient to roll.

Gently flour job surface area with flour as well as roll the dough right into a 12 ″ circle. Fit the dough right into a 9 1/2 ″ fluted sharp frying pan with a detachable base; see to it there aren’t any type of air bubbles or splits. Fold up the excess dough back right into the frying pan to make sure that the sides of the sharp are currently around increase the density of all-time low. Nicely cut away excess dough around the top of the frying pan.

Freeze for a minimum of 1 hr (approximately 3 months) prior to continuing.

Pre-heat the stove to 375 ° F. Remove sharp from fridge freezer and also position on a huge, rimmed cooking sheet. Location a sheet of parchment paper over sharp as well as full of ceramic pie weights (see this image for explanation, if required).

Area sharp (flat pan as well as all) on the facility shelf of the preheated stove. Cook for 25 mins; thoroughly eliminate pie weights (I generally do this by collecting the 4 edges of the square of parchment, making a little sack). Cook for an additional 5-10 mins, or up until gently browned (7 mins was the magic number for me). Eliminate from stove as well as great entirely in the sharp frying pan prior to loading (concerning 1 hr).

Cut and also Macerate Strawberries:

Wash strawberries truly well in numerous modifications of chilly water. Dry making use of a salad rewriter or by patting completely dry with a tidy towel. Squeeze off strawberry stems. Making use of a paring blade, hull strawberries. Cut lengthwise right into quarters from stem end to base (cut in half actually tiny berries). Location in a big dish.

In a little recipe, blend with each other balsamic vinegar as well as 1 tsp powdered sugar simply up until liquified. Put vinegar combination over strawberries, throw carefully to layer. Enable this blend to rest at area temperature level for 15 mins, throw every couple of mins throughout this time around. While strawberries are emaciating, make loading.

Make Filling:

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk add-on, incorporate mascarpone cheese, vanilla essence and also 1/4 mug powdered sugar. Whip on tool rate for 30 seconds-1 min or till lightened, do not over beat. Scratch down dish and also beater; include whipping cream. Begin defeating on reduced rate, progressively enhance to tool as the blend enlarges. Beat simply up until company comes to a head kind (regarding 1-2 mins), beware not to over whip. If wanted, include even more sugar to preference (remember the sharp covering as well as berries will certainly both add to sweet taste).

Construct Tart:

Spread completing cooled down sharp covering. Mix berries one last time, drainpipe in a bowl-shaped sieve (do not wash); include even more powdered sugar to preference, if required. Put or spoon berries over dental filling. Offer promptly, or cool, covered, in the refrigerator (get rid of from refrigerator concerning 15-30 mins prior to offering to take a few of the cool off).


¹ I made use of Lucini Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, 6% Acidity. It’s a little bit sweeter than a few other brand names I’ve attempted, as well as got on sale for $10/bottle at Whole Foods (not inexpensive, however absolutely not also near just how expensive balsamic vinegar can obtain). Do not hesitate to utilize any type of Balsamic you like, though. Added powdered sugar can be included in cancel any type of frustrating flavor.

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