Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

Creamy vanilla-kissed filling, bright summer berries, and a buttery shortbread crust made with a trio of gluten-free flours – this baked raspberry mascarpone tart is an easy win. 

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

I’m popping in briefly today to share this easy, gluten-free baked raspberry mascarpone tart that I whipped up the other night. A few of you saw it in my IG stories and asked for the recipe and I’m only too happy to share. It’s late in the season for raspberries, but I found some incredibly flavorful ones from Coke Farm, which is kind of produce royalty, at our co-op. They and an extra container of luscious mascarpone from my friends at Vermont Creamery inspired this tart.

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

On labor day weekend, we never do typical holiday things like barbecue, or get invited to other peoples’ barbecues, or go camping. I spent most of my life working in the restaurant industry, so I got used to working when everyone else was off, and taking vacations and trips at odd times of the year. We’ve come to enjoy spending labor day weekend in the city, which empties out with the mass exodus to Burning Man. Come Tuesday, our block will be lined with art cars coated in a layer of playa. But for now, you can get into Gracias Madre with no wait, yoga classes aren’t packed to the gills, it only takes 20 minutes to drive 1 mile in the city instead of 40. And you can even sometimes find parking in the mission.

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

This year is no different. Our labor day festivities will include a walk in the botanical gardens, thai takeout with some lady friends, and season two of The Good Place.

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

If I WERE going to an outdoor food party of sorts, here’s what I’d want to eat:

Smoky Baba GanoushI recently retested and reshot this favorite silky eggplant tahini dip, which gets an umami kick from brick-hued smoked paprika

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa – for dipping veggies and chips, or dolloping on tacos or tamales

-All the potato salad: Creamy Green Goddess Potato Salad, Two Bean Potato Salad made with pickled red onion and fresh shelling beans, and Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Chile and Lime

Green, Yellow, and Romano Bean Salad with Sweet Corn and Feta

Farmer’s Market Cornbread with Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Sheep’s Cheese {gluten-free}

-Veggie burgers! Quinoa Beet Chickpea or Spiced Zucchini Chickpea Feta

Gluten-Free Stonefruit Galette with Honey and Cardamomeasier than pie!

Vegan Fig Tart with Chestnut Crust

And then this raspberry mascarpone tart. The crust comes from my book Alternative Baker which is packed with over 100 gluten-free, whole grain, fruit-forward recipes. It tastes like full-flavored buttery shortbread thanks to almond and oat flours, vanilla, and just the right amount of salt. No chilling or rolling necessary; just press the crumbly dough into the pan, freeze it briefly, and bake until puffed and golden.

The filing – mascarpone flavored with sugar, lemon, and vanilla and bolstered by sweet rice flour and egg – comes together in a minute with a whisk and a bowl. Add some fresh raspberries on top and give it a quick bake. I’m guessing blackberries and/or blueberries, or any similar variety such as tayberries, logan berries, marion or boysenberries would work just as well, or any combination thereof.

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

Crisp crust crumbles against creamy filling – like a lighter, softer version of cheesecake – all contrasted with bright, jammy raspberries. Serve it warm from the oven, at room temperature, or baked a day ahead and chilled. For a holiday or any day, it’s a sure hit.

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

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Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}
Yields: 9-inch tart, 8-10 servings
 
This gluten-free press-in tart crust recipe comes from my cookbook Alternative Baker. Be patient pressing it into the shell – it takes a good 10 or 15 minutes to make it look even and pretty – and don't forget to press the parbaked crust down with the back of a spoon to help it hold together when cool. If gluten isn't an issue for you or your guests, feel free to use the almond and wheat flour crust recipe here.
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 1⁄2 cup (60 g) blanched almond flour (such as Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1⁄2 cup (80 g) sweet white rice flour (such as Koda Farms Mochiko)
  • ½ cup (45 g) GF oat flour (such as Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tablespoons (12 g) tapioca flour
  • 1⁄4 cup (50 g) organic granulated cane sugar
  • 1⁄4 plus 1⁄8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons (85 g) cold, unsalted butter, diced into 1⁄2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Filling:
  • ¼ cup (50 g) organic granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) sweet white rice flour
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • A few scrapes of lemon zest (Meyer if you’ve got it)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 8 ounces (225 g) mascarpone
  • 10 ounces (285 g) fresh raspberries (or other berries such as blue, black, tay, marion, boysen, logan, or a combination; frozen berries would probably work too)
Instructions
Make the crust:
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350ºF.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the almond, sweet rice, and oat flours with the tapioca starch, sugar and salt. Scatter the butter pieces over the top and drizzle with the vanilla extract. Turn the mixer to medium-low and run until the dough comes together in moist clumps and the butter is worked through, 3–5 minutes.
  3. Dump about half of the crumbs into a 9-inch loose bottom tart pan and press the dough evenly into the sides of the pan. Add the remaining crumbs and press them into the bottom, keeping the edges square. (It usually takes me about 10 minutes to make it look pretty.) Freeze until firm, 15–30 minutes.
  4. Place the tart pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until puffed and pale golden, 18-22 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and, while it’s still hot, press the sides and bottom firmly with the back of a spoon; this will help it hold together when cool. Keep warm.
Make the filling:
  1. In a large measuring pitcher or medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk in the egg. Stir in the lemon zest, vanilla, and mascarpone until smooth, mashing the mascarpone to eradicate any lumps or working the mixture through a medium-mesh strainer if the lumps are stubborn.
  2. Spread the filling into the bottom of the warm, parbaked crust and place the berries evenly over the top. Bake the tart at 350ºF about 25 minutes until the edges are puffed and the custard is set when you give it a shake. Let cool to room temperature or slightly warm. Release the edges of the pan and slide the tart onto a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve. Store refrigerated airtight for up to 3 or 4 days; the crust will soften a bit.

Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}

12 thoughts on “Baked Raspberry Mascarpone Tart {gluten-free}”

  1. Hi Alanna, This looks wonderful. I’ve enjoyed baking my way through your book and our farmers market this summer. Now, I need to be egg free as well as gluten free. Looking at this recipe, then looking in my newly purchased The Egg Free Cookbook which is not gluten free, I see I can sub gelatin egg.
    I made my favorite of your recipes, the tea cakes, using applesauce instead of egg and loved them. Flax egg was sadly a total trash can failure. I make these tea cakes with whatever I have on hand. Ginger and peach has been my favorite after your original chocolate pear with rosemary.
    Thank you so much for being the key help to my gluten free learning curve. I’m so pleased I’ll be able to sub out egg for many of the recipes. I appreciate your creations being less sweet and fruit heavy, and generally more healthy than most.

    Debbie

    1. Hi Debbie! Ooh, egg-free and GF can definitely be tricky. I tried a flax egg once in a cake recipe and it also ended up in the compost. I’m so glad to know that using applesauce instead of egg words better! I’m so glad you like the tea cake recipe – I tested it like a million times! Ginger pear sounds delicious. Please let me know if you try a gelatin egg in this tart!

    1. You’re too sweet Amanda! We ended up just having a chill day at home and watching too much Netflix – very necessary sometimes!

    1. Seriously! I’ll be glad when wildfire season is over in California, but none too pleased about summer produce and long days going away.

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