Whenever the berries at my local market look good I'm sure to make this simple dessert!

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Serves 6

1 1⁄3 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 stick butter, in pieces

1 egg

1 tablespoon cold water

2 cups mascarpone

1⁄2 cup light brown sugar

1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups raspberries

powdered sugar, for dusting

  1. Place flour, sugar and butter in a food processor and process until it looks like bread crumbs.
  2. Add the egg and cold water and process until it comes together.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  4. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Take it out and press the dough into a greased 9-inch pie tin. You can also use smaller portion size tins.
  6. Trim the edges with a knife.
  7. Prick the base with a fork.
  8. Bake until golden.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Mix together mascarpone, sugar and vanilla and fill in the pie.
  11. Sprinkle with raspberries and dust with powdered sugar.


You can use whatever fruit you like to top this tart!

Photography by Frances Janisch

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