Roasted Berries and Grapes Tart

Creamy mascarpone cheese goes perfectly with the flavorful berry topping on this fruity dessert.

Roasted Berries Grapes Tart
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ½ cup butter, cut up

  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • 1 8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese

  • cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 recipe Roasted Berry-and-Grape Filling, cooled

Roasted Berry-and-Grape Filling

  • 2 pound blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and/or seedless red or green grapes

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and thyme. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pea size. In a small bowl combine egg yolks and the water; gradually stir into flour mixture. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together. Cover and chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry into a 12-inch circle (or 13x9-inch rectangle). Transfer to a 10-inch round (or 11x7-inch rectangular) tart pan with a removable bottom. Press pastry into fluted sides of pan; trim edges. Prick pastry with a fork. Chill 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake 8 minutes; remove foil. Bake 6 to 8 minutes more or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

  4. In a medium bowl beat next four ingredients (through lemon zest) with a mixer until combined. Spread in baked tart shell. Top with Roasted Berries and Grapes.

Roasted Berry-and-Grape Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place fruit (except raspberries) in a shallow baking pan. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar and cinnamon.

  2. Drizzle fruit with melted butter and lemon juice and sprinkle with sugar mixture; toss to coat.

  3. Roast 12 to 15 minutes or until softened, gently stirring once. If using raspberries, add for the last 6 to 8 minutes of roasting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
32g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 14.2mg 71%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 233mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 54.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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