Raspberry & mascarpone tarts

raspberry and mascarpone tarts

Serves 4

  • butter, for greasing

  • 500 g sweet shortcrust pastry

  • rice or dried beans

  • 150 ml natural yoghurt

  • 200 g mascarpone cheese

  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

  • zest of ½ orange

  • 250 g raspberries

  • 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

Preheat your oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3. Grease four 10cm loose-bottomed tart tins with a little butter. Divide the pastry into four. Roll out each quarter to the thickness of a £1 coin, then line the tins with the pastry. Chill for 20 minutes in the fridge. Cover each pastry case with greaseproof paper, fill with rice or dried beans, and bake blind in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.



Remove the cases from the oven, tip out the rice or beans and take out the lining. Place the cases back in the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes until golden brown. Take the cases out and let them cool down completely.



Whip the yoghurt, mascarpone, icing sugar and orange zest in a mixing bowl until light and shiny. Keep it in the fridge until the pastry cases are cool.



Divide the creamy mix between the cooled pastry cases and level with a spoon. Place the raspberries lightly on the cream – no need to push. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water until it has completely melted.



Carefully remove the hot bowl and drizzle each tart with chocolate. Serve straight away or keep in the fridge for later.



Tip: Strawberries or blackberries on top of the tarts will be delicious too.

Nutritional Information

Raspberry & mascarpone tarts

A real summer treat

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These little raspberry tartlets are a dream – I love them with strawberries and blackberries too
Serves 4
40m (plus chilling and cooling time)
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A lovely, summery dessert.

Preheat your oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3. Grease four 10cm loose-bottomed tart tins with a little butter. Divide the pastry into four. Roll out each quarter to the thickness of a £1 coin, then line the tins with the pastry. Chill for 20 minutes in the fridge. Cover each pastry case with greaseproof paper, fill with rice or dried beans, and bake blind in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the cases from the oven, tip out the rice or beans and take out the lining. Place the cases back in the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes until golden brown. Take the cases out and let them cool down completely.

Whip the yoghurt, mascarpone, icing sugar and orange zest in a mixing bowl until light and shiny. Keep it in the fridge until the pastry cases are cool.

Divide the creamy mix between the cooled pastry cases and level with a spoon. Place the raspberries lightly on the cream – no need to push. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water until it has completely melted.

Carefully remove the hot bowl and drizzle each tart with chocolate. Serve straight away or keep in the fridge for later.

Tip: Strawberries or blackberries on top of the tarts will be delicious too.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 989
    49%
  • Carbs 80.6g
    31%
  • Sugar 32.0g 36%
  • Fat 73.2g 104%
  • Saturates 41.4g 207%
  • Protein 12.4g 28%
Of an adult's reference intake

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