No-bake summer fruit tarts

Prep 30 min
Total 2 hours
Serves 6

This easy, beautiful and delicious creamy fruit tart is our favourite no-cook summer dessert.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups
unsalted butter, melted
1 cup
1 cup
35% cream
5 tbsp
honey, divided
1 tsp
1 tbsp
2 cups
assorted fruit, such as figs, blackberries, plums and cherries
2 tbsp
finely chopped pistachios
1 tsp

Instructions

  • SPRAY 6 4-in. tart pans (with removable bottoms) with oil. Line the bottoms with parchment. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  • STIR cookie crumbs with butter in a medium bowl until moist. Scoop 1/2 cup crumb mixture into each pan. Firmly press up the edges until crust is even with rim. Scoop 3 more tbsp into each pan, and press down to cover bottom. Freeze until very firm, at least 1 hour.
  • BEAT mascarpone with cream, 4 tbsp honey and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min.
  • STIR remaining 1 tbsp honey with water and fruit in a medium bowl until glossy. 5. Carefully remove firm tart shells from pan by pressing removable bottom up and out from ring. Peel off parchment. Set shells on serving plates. Pipe or spoon mascarpone mixture into shells. Top with fruit. Drizzle with fruit syrup. Sprinkle with pistachios and lime zest.

Nutrition

Calories 1
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrates 72 g
Fat 81 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 385 mg
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Serving Tip

Make smaller tarts by scooping 3 tbsp crumb mixture into cupcake liners set in a muffin tin, then firmly pressing from centre of liner to edges and up the sides until crust is even with rim. Freeze until firm, then fill with mascarpone cream and fruit just before serving. Makes 18 to 20.

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Issue: August 2015

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Photo credit: Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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