Fresh Berries & Orange Mascarpone Tart


I got the recipe from a friend who lives in Sydney, Australia. It started when I saw the picture of the tart from her twitter account and I asked for the recipe right away. Being a good friend that she is, she sent me the email right away. This is recipe that started me and the other two ladies to set up a baking playdate. So, one Sunday, with kids in tow, we gathered at my apartment and we tested the recipe.

It comes out nice, light and very refreshing, and absolutely yummy! The original recipe was actually using only blueberries. We added raspberries too because the supermarket was short of blueberries, so we combine them! We just loove the color combination and of course, the tart!

So, here.. I’m sharing the recipe with you, urban Mama! Thanks to Cynthia for being so generous. :)

Ingredients for the tart:

  • 500 gr fresh mascarpone
  • 120 ml double cream – we couldn’t find double cream, so we used thickened cream instead
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp of fresh orange water
  • ½ cup (80gr) icing sugar, sifted
  • 475 blueberries (2 pints) – we used 1 pint of blueberries and 1 pint of raspberries
  • ½ tsp icing sugar for dusting

Ingredients for sweet shortcrust pastry

  • 1 ½ cups (225) plain (all purpose) flour, sifted
  • 125gr cold butter, chopped
  • ½ cup (80) icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 eggs yolks
  • 2 tbs best quality vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs iced water

Directions :
1.  Place the flour, butter and icing sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process in a short burst until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. While the motor is running, add the egg yolks and vanilla. Add the ice water and process until the dough just comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together to form a ball. Flatten into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

2.  Roll the pastry out between 2 sheets of non stick baking paper to 3mm thick. Line a lightly grease round loose-bottomed tart tin with the pastry. Trim the edges and prick the base with a fork. Refrigerate again for 30 minutes.

3.  Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line the pastry case with non stick baking paper, fill with baking weights or rice bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and the weights, and bake for a further 10 minutes or until just golden. Set aside to cool.

4.  While the tart is cooling down, make the filling. Place the mascarpone, lemon and icing sugar in a bowl and mix well to combine until light and fluffy. In another bowl, mix the double cream, until soft peak formed. Combine the two with spatula, just slightly. Spread onto the base of the cooled tart shell, top with the berries and dust with icing sugar just before serve. Serve 8-10.

Just to give you a visual, the left picture is the original tart made by Cynthia, the one on the right is how our tart came out.  So, what do you think?  Did we pass the test?


  1. nies
    nies June 3, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Mba shinta…yes u did mba,penampakannya wokeeee punya, n yakiiiin bgt klo rasanya yummy…Huaaah salah bgt ni baca postingan ini tengah malem,bikin laper :P

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      asiik kalo gak kalah sama yang original berarti udah lulus dong nih yaa :)

  2. ninit
    ninit yunita June 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

    langsung ngebayangin sore2 nanti makan ini kayaknya enaaak banget ya shin.
    TFS d recipe. :)

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      seriously, emang yummy banget nit! gue waktu itu sampe ngabisin sendiri soalnya ario lagi ga ada heheh..

  3. June 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

    wah, pengen bikin… tapi bikin crustnya ribet ga ya? kalo curang bikin fillingnya doang trus beli crust jadi, bisa kan?

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      iya bikin crustnya itu yang mayan ribet. asli kita spent over 2hrs, dimana 90% of the time hanya untuk bikin crust. fillingnya sih 10 menit beres heheh.. kalo emang ada crust yang udah jadi dan elo suka, silakan aja. fillingnya itu enaakk banget deh! tapi kalo emang mau bikin sendiri crustnya, ini asli emang enak banget crustnya. beda sama yang beli jadi.

  4. siscalambe
    Fransisca Lambe June 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Oh my Goodness mba Shinta, ileran nich ngeliatnya and you are right.. its more colorful with raspberries.. yum yum yummmmm

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      hihi aku submit ini udah mayan rada lama, barengan apa artikel yang baking playdate. pas artikel ini nongol hari ini, jadi kebayang.. pengen lagi deh! :P

  5. Umi Akhtar
    Ifit Marlianingsih June 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Sangat menggiurkan, gambarnya aja dah bikin kenyang :D TFS ya mba…

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      apalagi kalo sampe nyobain, bakal happy deh.. enak bangeett soalnya!

  6. otty
    Pangastuti Sri Handayani June 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Gue blom pernah bikin pie nih, soalnya suka males bikin crustnya hehe… Ini keliatan enak ya, dan gampang juga :)

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      crust nya ini enak banget jadinya. tapi kalo dibilang gampang rasanya engga juga. well, buat gue yang juga first timer pas bikin ini sih mayan ribet, karena prosesnya panjang. tapi worth it. gue rasa kalo sering bikin sih jadinya gak susah2 amat sih. mayan gampang dan yang ini udah pasti enak.. heheh..

  7. Anggie
    Anggie June 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Mo praktekin weekend besok aahh.. Smoga hasilnya sesuai dgn penampakannya py slesta… fillingnya bisa divariasi buah lain kan??

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari June 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      bisa kok, pake strawberry juga bisa. tapi kalo pake blueberry ini jadi enak krn blueberry gak asem, jadi bener2 complimenting mascarpone nya yang emang gak terlalu manis juga.

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