Bite-size Raspberry Tarts with Mascarpone Cream. These petite treats have a simple homemade raspberry pie filling with a lightly sweetened mascarpone cream on top.
My favorite pie of all time is raspberry pie. It’s sweet, tart and hasa beautiful color. It’s pure comfort food. With this recipe, you can have bite-size raspberry pies!
I’ve always loved the idea of little pie tarts. Small, cute, dangerous little two-bite delicacies, tarts are one thing that I love to eat when I get my hands on them. “Mini” foods are always addicting; you never know when to stop. Grab one, grab two, grab two more, until you suddenly realize how much you’ve actually indulged.
Did I mention how cute and adorable these little tarts are? I’m a little obsessed. So tiny, so delicate, no one would suspect how much flavor and deliciousness is packed into these bite-size treats. If you’re looking for something to take to a birthday party, maybe a work party, a cookout, or whatever, these raspberry tarts are just the thing. They’re sure to be a hit, wherever you take them!
The raspberry filling is completely homemade, which makes it so good! Don’t worry, it’s not that hard. You’re just going to boil together some fresh raspberries, sugar and water and add a bit of flour to thicken the sauce. It’s not too time consuming, and it’s WAY better than any other store bought concoction.
And guess what? You can use this raspberry syrup for all kinds of things! Just think of putting it on pancakes, ice cream, or homemade bread. It also freezes well, so you don’t have to use it all too quick.
Now. Do not get scared off by homemade pie crust. It’s so easy, simple and oh so good! Just follow this recipe for a delicious and easy way to make these tarts the best they can be.
If you really don’t have the time to make homemade pie crust, a store-bought pie dough would be just fine. But I’m telling you, if you’re buying a store-bought pie dough just because you don’t think you can make a homemade one, then brave up and do it! It’s not that hard and the results are fabulous.
Okay, now for my favorite part of this whole recipe! This mascarpone cheese cream topping is so light, sweet, and goes perfectly with the tartness of the raspberry. Just think of how this recipe works, and you’ll get what I mean. Mascarpone cheese though, is definitely the way to go when you want a light topping for a fruit dessert.
Have you ever tried mascarpone? I sort of think it tastes like cream cheese, but then again a little different. Mascarpone cheese is really thickened cream, not actually cheese. It’s the step right before cream turns to butte, and apparently you can make it right at home! I didn’t make my own, but I might have to soon….;) Mascarpone is slightly sweet, milky, and smooth. Its texture makes for a very smooth and soft topping for these tarts.
We had a little bit of a hard time finding this ‘cheese’, but we finally found it at our local Kroger in the deli where the fancier cheeses and meats are. Swirl some of this delicious cream on top of each tart and top with a fresh raspberry to make a fabulously addicting and amazing dessert that everyone will enjoy!