Italian Strawberry Mascarpone Tart with Chocolate Pastry

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart with Chocolate Pastry Recipe

50 Minutes
Serves: 8
A delicious strawberry mascarpone tart with a crispy chocolate shortcrust pastry, brimming with creamy mascarpone, vanilla, orange and honey filling and topped with sliced fresh strawberries. The tart is finished with a  glaze of apricot jam. 

Recipe Ingreds


  • 50 grams apricot jam
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 500 grams mascarpone cheese
  • 350 grams strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.5 orange


  • 60 grams butter
  • 20 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 egg (yolk)
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 grams icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 ml water


  • 250 ml single cream

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • cut the butter into cubes
  • sieve together the flour, salt, icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl

Step 2

  • mix the water and the egg yolk in a bowl
  • add the vanilla extract
  • mix together

Step 3

  • add the butter to the flour and cocoa in a bowl or food processor
  • blend until the contents forms a crumb, by hand or using a food processor
  • if using a food processor empty the contents of the food processor into a large bowl

Step 4

  • add the egg mixture to the flour
  • mix using a few swift movements
  • form a ball and flatten
  • place the pastry ball in a plastic bag
  • place in the fridge to cool for 15 minutes

Step 5

  • set the oven to 200C 400F or gas mark 6
  • grease the flan dish

Step 6

  • lightly dust a clean work surface with flour
  • roll out the pastry into a circle to fit the flan dishes
  • fit pastry into flan dish
  • this pastry is very soft so may need patching if holes appear
  • trim the pastry to fit the flan dish
  • prick the pastry cases
  • place in the fridge to cool
  • for 15 minutes

Step 7

  • bake the pastry blind by covering the pastry with grease proof paper and baking beans
  • place in the oven
  • bake for 20 mins
  • remove from the oven
  • remove the beans and paper
  • cook for 5 minutes
  • remove from the oven
  • set a side to cool

Step 8

  • while the pastry is cooling
  • zest the orange
  • place the mascarpone cheese in a bowl
  • beat the mascarpone until soft
  • add the cream to another bowl
  • beat the cream lightly
  • mix the honey, orange zest, vanilla extract and a little water together
  • stir the honey mixture into the mascarpone
  • fold in the lightly whipped cream into the mascarpone and set a side

Step 9

  • wash the strawberries
  • dry the strawberries
  • hull the strawberries
  • cut the strawberries into slices

Step 10

  • when the flan dish is cool
  • fill with the mascarpone cream
  • place the strawberry slices on top of the mascarpone

Step 11

  • warm the apricot jam
  • glaze the strawberries with the jam
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour

Step 12

  • place the tart on the plate

Step 13

  • serve with single pouring cream

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking beans
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 flan dish
  • 1 food processor
  • 1 grater
  • 1 grease proof paper
  • 2 large knife
  • 3 medium bowl
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 1 plastic bags
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 2 sieve
  • 2 small bowl
  • 1 tea towel

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How to make strawberry mascarpone and chocolate tart

Make the chocolate pastry by mixing the butter with the flour, cocoa powder and icing sugar till breadcrumbs are formed, add the water, egg and vanilla essence. Form the pastry into a ball and rest in the fridge. Once rested roll the pastry and line a tart tin. rest and then bake for 15 to 20 mins leave to cool. Mix the mascarpone, honey, vanilla, orange and cream and mix. Slice the strawberries, Place the mascarpone mixture into the tart, place the sliced strawberries on top, glaze with apricot jam and refrigerate

What makes our strawberry tart the best

Mascarpone and strawberries are a delicious combination add the chocolate pastry and you have a delicious tart. The secret ingredient that makes this tart amazing is the honey and orange added to the mascarpone. 

Strawberry chocolate tart the perfect dinner party dessert

Our strawberry chocolate tart looks amazing and makes the perfect dinner party dessert, it is ideal for an Italian themed dinner party especially in the summer. 

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