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Mini Strawberry-Pistachio Mascarpone Tarts

Mini Strawberry-Pistachio Mascarpone Tarts

These fruity mini tarts combine mascarpone cheese, vanilla bean seeds, fresh strawberries and roasted pistachio nuts in one simple yet elegant treat.MORE+LESS-

Updated September 20, 2016

Make with

Pillsbury Pie Crust

1

Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box

1

container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese

Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean

5

tablespoons strawberry jam

3/4

lb strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced

1

tablespoon chopped roasted pistachio nuts

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  • 1

    Heat oven to 450°F. Unroll pie crust on work surface. Roll crust out slightly to 13 inches; cut into 8 (4-inch) rounds (reroll scraps, and cut out remaining rounds if necessary). Place rounds on ungreased cookie sheet. Use fork to poke holes all over dough rounds. Discard scraps.

  • 2

    Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until tarts are golden and baked through. Cool completely on cooling rack.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the vanilla bean seeds with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Spread 2 tablespoons mascarpone mixture on top of each fully cooled tart. Place jam in small bowl; stir until smooth. Spread about 2 teaspoons jam on top of each. Arrange strawberries in decorative pattern on top of each.

  • 4

    Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, then chopped pistachio nuts. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Swap mascarpone cheese for 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, if desired.
  • Poking holes all over pie crust before baking keeps crust from puffing up too much in oven.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tart
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:

1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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