Friday, June 14, 2013

Berry Flag Tart

Very Berry Flag Tart

You say it's your birthday - Happy Birthday to ya! Today is a very special day as we celebrate Meghan's birthday from The Tasty Fork!  I met Meghan through one of the giveaways I recently participated in and she had asked some of us if we wanted to "make" her a special treat to celebrate.  I was happy to oblige and decided to make her a fun, patriotic* and easy dessert!

Patriotic Berry Tart

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients (12 servings)
  • 1 sheet puffed pastry dough, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sugar
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 confectionery sugar
  • 1 lemon zested
  • assorted berries
  • 1/3 cup apple jelly
  • 1 T light corn syrup
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Roll dough on a floured surface to a 10x12” rectangle then place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Lightly score with a sharp knife 1” around the edge of the dough; brush edge with egg and then sprinkle with sugar
3. Bake until golden brown about 18-22 minutes. (center will puff up)
4. Remove from oven and lightly score the edge again making sure not to cut through bottom of dough
5. Press down the center with a big spatula or an oven mitt – let cool completely
6. In a medium bowl beat the mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, confectionery sugar and lemon zest.
7. Spread carefully onto cooled crust the place berries in whatever pattern you would like…
8. In a small bowl combine the apple jelly and corn syrup – heat in microwave until it is smooth but not very hot
9. Brush on fruit
10. Cut and serve
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Berry Tart Patriotic

*Not only is it her birthday, it is also Flag Day so it seemed appropriate to make this novelty-type pastry tart.  With the 4th of July coming up, put this one on your list too!

Meghan I hope you have a great birthday and if you are in the area, stop by for a piece; otherwise I know a guy in my house who wouldn't mind having yours!  Thanks for inviting me to participate!


  1. Deb, this tart looks fantastic!!! I'm sure Meghan will love it and it's beautiful for a birthday (and for the upcoming hoilday!) Such fun to see what everyone is bringing to the party. :) Happy Friday!

  2. I love the fresh fruit, this is spectacular! Perfect for the upcoming 4th!

  3. Perfect Flag Day birthday treat!

  4. This looks delicious and would be great for the 4th!

  5. This is almost to pretty to eat.......almost. :)

  6. Love the tart, very pretty and the fact that it uses fresh fruit makes it even better :)

  7. This is a gorgeous tart! I'd like to know what the filling is. Is that buttercream frosting?
    Also, how do you get your berries so "shiny"?

    1. The filling is made with mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar. I make a glaze with apple jelly and corn syrup... The full recipe is under the picture. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Deb, this is just beautiful!! Thank you SO much for making this for my birthday. The flag design was an extra touch. :)

  9. Oh how I love this, Deb! It's super cute and I bet it's delicious! Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow!

  10. How fun is this cute flag tart? I love that you used mascarpone cheese, and the flag theme is always good for summer! Pinned, and I have this scheduled to share on FB this afternoon! :)

  11. Deb, this is perfect for the 4th of July - although I wouldn't want to limit it to just then! :)

  12. I love the looks of that crust! And it is so pretty!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! I'm in love with this dessert!

  14. I'm a sucker for patriotic desserts -- I love them! This tart is beautiful and perfect for celebrating our red, white, and blue!


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