15/07/2016

Fresh Nectarine Tart with Lemon Mascarpone Filling #FoodieMamas

These Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone filling are light-tasting, and a delightful treat perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. They're easy to make and feature a creamy and delicious filling with fresh, juicy nectarines! And don't forget to check out all the delicious nectarine recipes by the Foodie Mamas linked at the end of this post!
Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca

Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca

Looking for more fruit-inspired recipes? Try these Honey Glazed Fruit Tarts with Vanilla Bean Custard Filling, or this delicious Rhubarb Streusel Cake!

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Is there anything better than fresh, seasonal fruit in the summertime? Of all the things I look forward to every summer, the produce is definitely near the top of the list. Snacking becomes so healthy and easy - we just grab whatever fresh fruit is lying around and go to town. And it helps that my kids love fruit as much as I do, and nectarines are one of their favourites.

Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca

In addition to snacking on raw fruit, I love including it in summer-inspired dishes like these Hawaiian Burgers and in desserts like this Berry Pavlova. So when I ended up with an abundance of nectarines from an impulse buy at a roadside farmer's market (seriously you guys, I'm worse with fruit than I am with fashion!) I knew I had to come up with something fresh and delicious this summer to showcase their flavour!!

Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca

Pairing the nectarines with Mascarpone was such a good idea! This Mascarpone filling is so light and fluffy with the faintest hint of lemon for brightness and the nectarines I used were nice and sturdy, even though they were completely ripe. And they were so sweet they were almost syrupy, so adding a drizzle of maple syrup over the top was absolute perfection.


Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca

We shared these delicious tarts with friends and they couldn't stop raving about them! Don't you just love it when a recipe is SO easy and simple, but yet it's a total crowd-pleaser? I know you're going to love this one as much as we did!

Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca


Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling (makes 4)


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You'll need:

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed in the fridge overnight
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp turbinado sugar

250g Mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup powdered sugar
zest of 1/2 lemon
1 cup whipped cream (or whipped topping, if desired)

2-3 fresh nectarines, pitted and cut into slices with the skins on
2-3 tablespoons real maple syrup



To make:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

Using a knife or pastry cutter (a pizza cutter works great too!), cut the sheet of puff pastry into 4 squares equal in size and shape and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet with lots of space between them.

Slice a smaller square inside the larger one, creating a 1.5cm 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 dock the inner square of puff pastry dough (poke holes in it). 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 egg-y edges, and nobody wants that!

Sprinkle the borders of the puff pastry dough with the turbinado sugar and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes, or until the pastries are a light golden brown, especially around 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 the golden, sugary border.

Let the pastries cool to room temperature while you prepare the mascarpone filling.

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a hand mixer) combine the Mascarpone cheese with the powdered sugar and the lemon zest until the mixture is smooth.

Fold in the whipped cream or whipped topping with a rubber spatula.

Spread the Mascarpone mixture into the tart shells once they've cooled completely. Gently top with the slices of nectarine and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Serve immediately.



Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca

These tarts are just the perfect sweet treat for summer! And that drizzle of maple syrup just takes these to the next level!

Fresh Nectarine Tarts with Lemon Mascarpone Filling www.thebusybaker.ca


I hope you like this recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what's your favourite way to enjoy nectarines?


Like this recipe? Don't forget to check out the other nectarine recipes from the Foodie Mamas!


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This month, Manju from Cooking Curries is featuring a Brown Butter Nectarine Crisp with Raspberries




http://www.bestofthislife.com/2016/07/easy-make-sweet-nectarine-ginger-jam.html 

I can't wait to try this delicious Nectarine Ginger Jam from Emily at Best of This Life!




http://www.homeandplate.com/grilled-nectarine-prosciutto-pizza

I just love this Grilled Nectarine Prosciutto Pizza from Ali and Home and Plate!




http://www.lifeslittlesweets.com/broiled-white-nectarines-with-vanilla-whipped-cream

These Broiled White Nectarines with Vanilla Whipped Cream from Sara and Life's Little Sweets looks like the perfect summer dessert!




http://www.easybabymeals.com/caramilized-nectarine-with-ice-cream

Deepika from Easy Baby Meals has got it going on this month with these Caramelized Nectarines with Ice Cream!

 

http://turniptheoven.com/nectarine-skillet-cake/

And doesn't this Nectarine Skillet Cake from Lucy at Turnip the Oven look delicious??



2 comments:

  1. These tarts look like the perfect summer dessert! I love the drizzle of maple syrup over the top, and puff pastry makes them so easy. Pinning!

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