Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries


Do you hate when you have to make a great dessert for someone but they are a picky eater! Lucky I came across this recipe that had some favorite ingredients of most people turns out it was the picky eater’s too!


3/4 c. heavy cream

1/4 c. plus 1 tablespoon loose chamomile tea, divided

3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/3 c. confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

Pinch of kosher salt

2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

2 tbsp. granulated sugar 

3/4 c. mascarpone

1 lb. strawberries, sliced

Fresh chamomile flowers, for serving


  1. Bring cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add 1/4 cup tea and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a wire-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth; discard tea. Refrigerate until cold. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour just until combined. Shape dough into a ball, then transfer to a work surface and roll between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/8 inch thick. Fit on bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch removable- bottom tart pan. (Cut away any overhanging dough by gently running a rolling pin over the rim of the pan.) Place on a baking sheet, poke bottoms and sides with a fork and refrigerate until firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Bake until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool completely. 
  3. Meanwhile, grind granulated sugar and remaining tablespoon tea in a spice grinder until finely chopped, 15 to 30 seconds. Whisk together mascarpone, chamomile cream, and chamomile sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread into crust. Top with strawberries and flowers.

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