So along with the Watermelon Lime Spritzer that I brought to the previously mentioned potluck, I also chose to bring a puff pastry tart ish thing. I had bought some frozen puff pastry on a whim (wish I could say I made my own – that would truly be a feat) and was kind of at a loss of things to do with it. Because I was busy all day before the potluck, I wanted something that was fairly easy to throw together, but was also both tasty and summery.
I think that the pastry was successful! This definitely will not be my last adventure using the buttery dough – now that I know how easy it is to bake (only about 17 minutes in the oven!), I am very excited to use it again, especially in a savory variation. For this particular pastry, I chose to use the very visually pleasing combination of blueberries, raspberries, and mascarpone cheese. I have never used mascarpone before and it was very interesting; I prefer it in light doses as opposed to thickly layered on, so I used it pretty sparingly in this recipe. The flavor of the cheese was still present though, and I am looking forward to using it again.
I am secretly so proud of myself for exploring the sweet side of cooking, and branching out from my very beloved savory items! I predict much more baked goods in my future.
Blueberry and Raspberry Puff Pastry Tart
Makes about 16 slices of pastry
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- one egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- sprinkle of sugar
When the oven is ready, put the pastry on a baking sheet, and pop in the oven. Let it cook for about 17 minutes, but check it continually, poking holes in the middle as it rises. When the pastry is golden brown, remove it from the oven. It will be VERY puffy, so cut a border around the pastry with a knife, like so:
Next, spread your mascarpone on the pastry. Use a baking spatula for this to make it a little easier. Then, arrange your blueberries and raspberries in a nice little formation, sprinkling some sugar on top to finish.
Serve up! Pretend like you slaved all day over this, when really it took you about 30 minutes. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.