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Thursday, March 31, 2011


Who's getting tired of heavy, starchy foods? It's ok, you can raise your hand - no one's looking (unless you're on Skype). It's practically April and my recipe repertoire is still pretty 'winter-like'. I've simply had enough for another 6 months. I'm ready for fresh greens and bright, juicy fruit! My arms are wide.... ahem.

I tend to get carried away when it's late. It's as if I've had two glasses of wine. Sometimes that is the case - and yes, it only takes two glasses these days.  But the good news is, I'm going to share the easiest, most refreshing dessert you've had since... August. Here it goes:

Lemony-Mascarpone Tarts 
Serves 12


Ingredients

8oz sweet cream mascarpone
2-3 T lemon curd
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough (hey, I said it was easy - not from scratch)
1 cup fresh berries, of choice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Grease a muffin and set aside.  Unwrap the cookie dough and cut into 1/4 inch disks (you should have 12).  Smoosh each disk into the bottom of a muffin cubby, leaving the tops flat.  Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes.

In the meantime, mix the mascarpone and lemon curd in a small bowl.  You will notice that the mascarpone begins to thicken as you mix it. Pretty neat huh?  Place in the refrigerator.

Once the cookies are baked, cool on a wire rack - but leave in the muffin pan.  Once cooled, carefully dig out the cookies and place on a plate.

Get out your lemony-mascarpone and scoop out about a tablespoon into each cookie.  I used an ice cream scoop.  Neatly place your fruit of choice on the top of each tart.  Take a big bite and say 'Spring is here!'

5 comments:

Lana said...

I will be making this with my mom this weekend. Yes, yes I will! Thanks!

March 31, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Josh said...

This is a two thumbs up Yumm-o! Delicious end to dinner, thanks for the invite :-)

April 1, 2011 at 2:05 PM
Allison said...

Oooh these look good! Love the sound of the mascarpone filling. Yum!

April 11, 2011 at 4:16 PM
Emmy said...

The cookies are cooling, I'll be filling them tomorrow morning for a company dinner. Do you think a tiny dollop of lemon curd under the mascarpone mixture would be good?

April 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM
Alise Sjostrom said...

Sorry that I'm late on your response, Emmy. You certainly could add lemon curd under the mascarpone mixture, but it might make them too sweet. It's already a very sweet dessert. Just give one a try and see if you like it! (how was your company dinner?) -Alise

April 30, 2012 at 8:40 AM

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