Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Driscolls.com/raspberries and Kitchen PLAY to create this post.

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!We’re heading into my favorite two months of the year.  I turn into a little kid again from Halloween straight through New Year’s.  I mean, you go from dressing up in costumes and eating candy and end up opening presents in your pajamas.  How’s that for a run of good times?  

For us, this time of the year will now be extra special as our son will have his birthday sometime in early-mid November.  We’re down to T-2 weeks(ish) now!  I can’t wait to meet the little guy!  Of course, we’ll have plenty of family around to help us out at first, too.  The timing couldn’t be better since we’ll have family visiting all throughout the holidays this year.  The thought of spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families and our new baby boy really does bring a smile to my face!

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!With our son on the way, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my own childhood lately.  I remember going to my grandparents’ house in Texas and riding my wooden rocking horse all the way across the plains of Texas (at least in my mind).  I remember visiting my other grandparents in South Carolina and picking up pecans from the backyard.  We’d then sit on the screened-in porch cracking pecans in the evening.  It’s crazy how certain memories get locked into your brain forever.

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!Of course, food has always played a large role in my childhood memories.  My Texas grandmother made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies ever.  And my South Carolina grandmother always had an apple crisp waiting at the holiday dessert table.  (I swear I can still remember the smell of that apple crisp!)  My mother loves to bake, and she makes a killer chocolate cake.  I can always count on that cake to show up whenever I head back south to visit.

Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart

But that makes me wonder what foods our son will associate with the holidays.  Will it be my mother’s chocolate cake?  Or perhaps a huge assortment of pies from my wife’s side of the family?  Well, I’d like to throw my hat in the ring and enter this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart into the mix.  Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, I suspect this tart will be making many appearances throughout the holidays.  I enjoy chocolate desserts, but this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart brings a whole new flavor profile to the holiday dessert table…not to mention a fun pop of color!

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!The best thing about this tart is all of the fresh raspberries on top.  This bad boy is loaded with juicy raspberries!  I know raspberries are often associated with summer, but these little gems are available all fall…and they’re just as tasty in the fall as they are in mid-summer.  I picked up a couple of packs of Driscoll’s raspberries for this tart.  Driscoll’s is the leading provider of fresh and organic berries, and they work with independent farmers to bring these raspberries to your holiday table.

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!These raspberries tasted amazing, and I’m not kidding when I say I had to hide the raspberries in the fridge.  They were destined to land on top of this tart, but it was all we could do to keep from snacking on them!

Oh, and another reason why this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is great for the holiday season?  The only part that requires baking is the crust.  After that, everything is no-bake…which frees up your oven for turkey, stuffing, rolls and all sorts of other holiday comfort foods!

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!Did you make this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart?  Leave a comment!  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).

Looking for more fun recipes with fresh raspberries?  Check out these other favorites:

Raspberry Black Pepper Truffles
Raspberry Crumb Bars
White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns
Lemon Raspberry Semifreddo
Raspberry Crumble Bread

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh Driscoll's raspberries, this tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!

Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart

Featuring a light, lemony base and topped with fresh raspberries, this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart is bound to be a new holiday favorite in your house!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

For the Tart

  • 1 unbaked 9” pie shell homemade or store bought
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese softened (can substitute cream cheese)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups fresh Driscoll’s raspberries
  • {optional garnish} superfine sugar

Instructions

For the Tarts

  • Roll the pie dough out into an 11” circle. Carefully press dough into bottom and sides of a 9” tart pan. Pinch off any excess dough and place pan in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Using a fork, prick bottom and sides of shell 18-20 times.
  • Bake shell for 10-12 minutes, or until it just begins to turn golden brown.
  • Remove shell from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together mascarpone, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon zest until well combined; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form (~3-5 minutes on high speed of electric mixer).
  • Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until well blended.
  • Spoon the filling into baked (and cooled) tart shell. Use an offset spatula or a spoon to level the filling.
  • Place tart in refrigerator to chill for at least 60 minutes.
  • Cover top of tart with fresh Driscoll’s raspberries.
  • {Optional} Sprinkle top of tart with superfine sugar before serving.

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30 Comments

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! We’ve got a couple of years for sure until my son starts those memories…but I’m seriously thinking this lemon raspberry tart is going to be on the menu! It’s already brought us great memories! 🙂

  1. I agree with Medha, what a pretty tart! Definitely put a smile on my face this Friday morning! I’m a huge fan of anything lemon and berries too. Yum!!

    1. Thank you so much, Tamara! A smile is what it’s all about, right? 🙂 Oh, and this tart doesn’t just look pretty…it tastes pretty darned awesome, too. I hope you had an awesome Halloween weekend!

    1. I have a funny feeling that I’m going to drive my wife nuts at Christmas. With a kid in the house, it’s going to be the ultimate excuse to act like a kid again myself. I’m going to be “fun Dad”! And fun Dad is going to make delicious desserts. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Johlene! It’s funny how smells embed themselves into your memory. I read somewhere that smells help you remember an event longer…perfect for when we’re baking up holiday memories + desserts, right? 🙂

  2. Hi David! This looks like the berries have been dusted with freshly fallen snow! My son was born just twelve days before Christmas – the best present ever! 🙂

    1. Oh wow…talk about the 12 days of Christmas, right? What an awesome present! I’m guessing we’re going to be somewhere in the early half of November, but that’s just the kickoff to the holiday season. Now we’ll have another reason to celebrate at this time of the year…and another reason to have tasty desserts! Haha! Thanks, Dorothy! 🙂

  3. Oh Wow – your boy is in for a treat – I can only imagine his delight at a table full of chocolate cake AND pies AND this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart ! Hey – if y’all are looking to adopt a kid for a day with treats like that around, I’d like to volunteer! Lemon and raspberries are an absolute delight in baked goods – and yeah, you bet Lil Shashi and I snack on/use them as long as we can!
    When I was a kid my folks would work together to make a Sri Lankan Christmas cake – it had booze and semolina and eggs and dried fruits and dates and more booze and so much more – my parents worked on it in stages – the fruit was chopped and mixed with booze and let to sit for days – then there’d be a phase 2 and finally a phase 3 which involved us eating it 🙂

    1. Hey, if you make the trip up to upstate New York, then I’ll gladly adopt you for the day! You just better like all kinds of tasty desserts…starting with this Lemon Raspberry Mascarpone Tart! 🙂 Wait, a cake that took days to make? That sounds like my kind of fun project right there! But I’m guessing it wouldn’t take days to polish that cake off once you pulled out that first slice, am I right??

  4. I’m with you – from now thru New Year’s is definitely my favorite time of the year! So many good things to look forward to! This tart sounds absolutely delicious! Lemon & raspberry is suchhh a good combo!

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Ashley…so many awesome holidays and parties coming up. And of course that means so many reasons to make awesome desserts, too! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Cathleen! The raspberries were the perfect topping to this tart…although I’m not gonna lie. I almost ate them all before they made their way onto the tart! 🙂

  5. We all can’t wait to meet your little guys! You should get him a web hosting and buy a camera – hopefully, with his gen, he will start cooking and blogging very soon! And please don’t worry about the supplies of lavender – I won’t let you (and him) down, haha. Wow, what an exciting event, indeed! I’ll need something delicious to calm down. Pass me a slice of this delish tart please (by a slice I mean 1/2 of it. What? I’m too excited!) P.S. look forward to seeing some your Christmas deliciousness now.

    1. Hahaha…I’m not sure you want to see what he’ll be cooking until he’s at least 12 or 13. We’ll need to give him some time to refine his skills a bit. And practice with lavender, of course. In fact, I bet lavender would have been a good base with the mascarpone in this recipe! (Yes, I just admitted that lavender would have been good…you better remember that!)

  6. Lol, I just imagined baby spice down the years being like ‘I recall Lemon Raspberry Marscapone Tart’ from my childhood. What an epic palate he’ll have!

    I’m excited to experience this coming season, but mostly to get a food hangover on Thanksgiving then workout by running the Black Friday sales. double whammy!

    1. Hahaha…that lil guy is forever going to be called Baby Spice, isn’t he? Poor guy…but hey, that kid is going to have some epic good desserts around, so I think he’ll be able to deal with the bad nicknames. 🙂 Hahaha…that’s the first time I’ve ever heard Black Friday referred to as a workout. I guess you guys didn’t go Black Friday in the Outback, huh? Well, you’re in for a treat…or a trick. Let me know what you think after you get home from your 4am shopping trip!

  7. This tart sounds fantastic. Lemon is my favorite flavor, and mascarpone cheese is so rich and silky. I’m sure it’s delicious, and I’ll bet the raspberries love the lemony context. I came across some raspberries at my local farmers market about a week ago. The ones produced later in the season tend to be a little deeper red than earlier berries, but just as wonderful. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Oh man, this is one epic combo, Jeff. The lemon mascarpone is the perfect base for the juicy raspberries. I hope you had an awesome Halloween weekend, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much, Dannii…we’re excited, too! But now it’s just a waiting game…and for a planner like me, that isn’t much fun! But this time of the year is already awesome, and it’s about to get even more awesome with our son’s birthday! Desserts are (one of) the best parts about the holidays!

    1. Thank you so much, Manali! And here’s to the holidays and tasty desserts, right?? (And Christmas music that has probably already started on the radio…haha!)

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