Strawberry Mascarpone Puff Pastry Tart

Sometimes I make my own puff pastry. This was not one of those times.

I bought the Grand Central U-Bake pastry at New Seasons. It was on a day when I was home alone, and I got my usual grandiose plans of baking up a storm and getting way ahead on blog posts (though, not so grandiose that I wanted to make my own laminated pastry). My entire haul from the grocery store that day was puff pastry, heavy cream and a bottle of rosé. Guess which one got used that evening?

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Ok, to be fair, I also used the cream to get started making homemade mascarpone. But it turns out that you have to drain homemade mascarpone overnight. So my grand plans of making a strawberry mascarpone puff pastry tart were tabled. For the moment. So I had another glass of wine and did some other stuff.

A couple of days later my tart finally got to happen.

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It was definitely worth the wait, and it was worth making my own mascarpone, too. I swear, one day I’ll get that post up. Come back tomorrow, will you?

Here’s what you need:

3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
3 cups strawberries
Puff pastry – approximately 12 inches by 8 inches
1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp. water
Mascarpone cheese, softened

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About an hour before you want to be finished with this recipe, mix the strawberries and granulated sugar together in a bowl and allow to stand. Stir occasionally when you think of it.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place puff pastry on a nonstick baking sheet and brush liberally with the egg and water mixture. bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is nicely browned.

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When the pastry is done baking and has cooled down to just be warm to the touch, spread generously with mascarpone.

Use a slotted spoon to drain the strawberries and then transfer to be atop the pastry. Try and get as little juice as possible.


  1. Looks so gorgeous and tempting.. awesome!!

    Comment by Hari Chandana — April 2, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

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