Blackberry Lime Tartlets

 
 


Ingredients

  • For the Fruit Topping

    • 32 blackberries

    • zest of 1 lime

      For the Pastry

      • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed in the fridge overnight

      • 1 egg

      • 1 tablespoon water

      For the Mascarpone Filling

      • 8 Oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature

      • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

      • zest of 1 lime

      • 1 cup whipped cream 

Directions 

For the Pastry

  • Preheat your oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

  • Using a pizza cutter (or a pastry cutter if you have one), cut the sheet of puff pastry into 4 squares equal in size and shape and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet with ample space between them.

  • Use the pizza cutter again to slice a smaller square inside the larger one, creating a border around the edge of each piece of the puff pastry dough. Be careful not to slice all the way through the dough - just about halfway through the thickness of the dough. Use a fork to pock the inner square of puff pastry dough. This will prevent the inner square from rising up as much as the outer border will when it's baking and it will create the perfect shape for the fillings.

  • Beat the egg and the 1 tbsp of water and brush the borders of the puff pastry dough very lightly with this mixture. You'll have tons of the egg wash left over don't overdo it, or you'll end up with very eggy edges.

  • Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes, or until pastries are a light golden brown, on the edges. When you take them out of the oven, immediately push down the middle square lightly with the back of a spoon or fork. It will probably have risen up a bit during baking and it's important that it's lower than that beautiful border you've created. Let pastries cool to room temperature while you prepare the filling.

For the Filling

  • Mix mascarpone cheese with powdered sugar and lime zest in a bowl to combined.

  • Add whipped cream and fold in gently just until combined.

  • Mash blackberries gently in a separate bowl, leaving several large pieces whole (don't over-mash).

Assembly

  • When pastry is cool, divide filling evenly and spoon into recessed center, smoothing it out on top.

  • Add mashed blackberries on top of the filling, swirling it slightly into the filling.

  • Top with some lime zest and serve. Enjoy!

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