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Mixed Berry Tartlets

Updated on July 6, 2008

Can be made ahead of time :o)

1 cup finely ground shortbread cookie crumbs (firmly packed)

3 tblsp. granulated sugar

3tblsp. melted butter

1 tblsp. egg white, lightly beaten

8 oz. chilled mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sour cream

3 tblsp. confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting

zest of one lemon....fresh mint to garnish

1/2 pint raspberries

1/2 pint bluberries

1/2 pint strawberries, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine cookie crumbs, granulated sugar,melted butter and egg white. Stir thoroughly with a fork. Press into tartlet tins, making sure to form strong edges. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden browned. Transfer to a cooling rack. When almost cool but still a bit warm, gently turn each tartlet over onto your hand and tap lightly. Remove tin,gently turn tarlet shell over and return to rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining tartlets.

2. Meanwhile, combine mascarpone, sour cream,3 tblsp. confectioners' sugar and lemon zest. Transfer to a container and chill until needed.

3. Wash berries and out into bowls lined with paper towels. Cover with plastic srap and chill untilneeded.

4. Using a spatula, transfer each cooled tartlet shell onto a serving plate..Divide the marscarpone filling evenly among them, then pile the berries on top. Garnish with lemon zest, dusting of confectioners' sugar and place fresh mint on top....

Makes four 4" or six 3" tarts

Enjoy...yummmy...:o) G-Ma hugs

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      MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

      By looking at the time you published you must have been up all night.

      Still by the look and sound of those berry tarts it was worth it. Will make.

      Thank you

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      well thank you sweetie..Is very good. No hun here it is only 2:45 in the afternoon..... Have a good day G-Ma :o) hugs

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      MM Del Rosario 8 years ago from NSW, Australia

      i like all berries, so this will be a good treat for me.......thanks G-MA

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      yes and is also ot that bad in calories they are small..enjoy sweetie...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      debby28 8 years ago from WASHINGTON

      Been eating a lot of fruit latley and looking for different ways to serve sounds great going to try this.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Thanks sweetie..and hope you like..I do..and how are you doing my dear? I am always here..G-Ma :o) hugs

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      cvaughn570 8 years ago

      They are gonna love me at the next family gathering when I come loaded with things made from the recipes you have shared. Thanks for another one G-ma;-)

      Carol

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      aww..... thanks sweetie...I love these..and you can use cream cheese instead of mascarpone...hope you like them..Have a wonderful day...G-Ma :o) hugs

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