Lemon Mascarpone Tart & the First Inklings of Spring [RECIPE]

Good Afternoon Friends!

Happy April! I hope wherever you are you’re doing well. Around here the weather has finally started to warm and with that comes my urge to cook more Spring dishes. There is something elegant about Spring. The weather warms, my daughter and I go romping around looking at the newly born baby animals, and bright, orange poppies spring up everywhere. Spring time makes me think of picnics outside, tea time with dainty dishes, and ice, cold lemonade. Now that spring has sprung, I couldn’t help myself and just had to bake up a lemon tart.

If I’m being completely honest, this was my first time baking a lemon tart. I had tinkered around with a tart before, but never had I worked with lemon. To keep things simple, (Noob Chef style), I stuck to using lemon curd and mascarpone cheese blended as an easy filling. Chill this tart for several hours and the result is a sublime dessert that is bursting with flavor. It’s fresh, light, and deliciously cold when the weather is anything but. I know you’ll love it too.

Do you love Spring? What are some of your favorite Spring dishes? Comment and let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned for more delicious recipes. Have a wonderful Monday everyone, and as always, keep on cooking! โค

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Lemon Mascarpone Tartย 

Serves: 8

Ingredients:ย 

For the Tart:ย 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:ย 

  • 2 cups lemon curd
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:ย 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the flour, powdered sugar, vanilla extract. Then grab a spoon and spoon in bits of butter into the stand mixer. Mix everything together on low at first, increasing the speed until the dough forms.
  3. Grab the ball of dough and mold in your hands to press into a 9-inch tart pan. Then set in the fridge to chill for 15-30 minutes.
  4. After the tart has chilled bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. While the tart is baking, make your filling. Mix together lemon curd, mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract in a stand mixer (or by hand). When the tart is done baking, spoon into the tart shell and chill for several hours.
  6. Serve cold. Garnish with fresh berries for an optional touch! Enjoy and chow down. You deserve it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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