Help, Ive fallen and can’t get up. Not literally (although sometimes it does happens), but figuratively. I’ve fallen hard…..for this lemon tart. To be fair, it’s not just any ordinary lemon tart. It’s made with homemade lemon curd, and a healthy dose of creamy mascarpone cheese. I’ve said recently that I’m crushing hard on lemon, but I’m also having an affair with Mascarpone on the side. It’s a dangerous love triangle, but someone’s gotta do it.
I remember a time not that long ago, Mascarpone was hard to come by in Regina. I asked a manager at my local grocery store about it once, and his reply was, “Oh, we only carry Mascarpone during the holidays.”
My response was a less censored version of, “Well, that’s stupid!”
Luckily, our grocery store selections have improved drastically in recent years, and beautiful ingredients such as Tre Stelle Mascarpone cheese are available all year round.
Mascarpone reminds me of a thick cream, that can’t decide if it wants to be cream cheese or ricotta. And quite frankly, it doesn’t need to make up its mind – it’s perfect just as it is. Mascarpone is rich, has a smooth texture, a hint of sweetness, and can be used in both sweet and savoury cooking. I made this lemon tart with Tre Stelle Mascarpone, which is an award winning cheese, made with 100% Canadian milk and is readily available in any well-stocked grocery store. You can’t go wrong with a cheese that’s won numerous awards, and it’s safe to say, Tre Stelle Mascarpone is the best of the best.
Speaking of the best, this lemon mascarpone tart is as good as it gets. So good in fact, that it landed me a marriage proposal…..from my friends husband. It’s that good! The lemon mascarpone filling is perfect; light, smooth, and just the right amount of sweetness. The pastry crust is worth the wait, but I imagine a graham cracker crust would work too.
Disclaimer: I was provided vouchers from Arla Foods to purchase and review their cheeses.