Saturday, December 27, 2014

Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tarts


Courtesy of Manvi Drona-Hidalgo, Mochatini

Hi Friends,

Use leftover champagne or sparkling wine from New Year's Eve festivities to create a glaze for these mascarpone-filled fruit tarts.

Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tart Recipe

Makes six individually-sized tarts

Ingredients
  • 6 mini tart shells
  • 1 cup champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1 lbs fresh strawberries, blueberries or other mixed fruit, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
In a small saucepan, combine apricot jam with one cup of champagne or sparkling wine over medium heat. Boil until reduced by half, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.

Stir together fruit and granulated sugar in a bowl and let stand, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Strain in a sieve set over a small saucepan, reserving fruit.

Meanwhile, whisk together mascarpone cheese, confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until stiff.

To assemble the tarts, distribute mascarpone cheese mixture evenly among tart shells, then top with fruit. Drizzle champagne-apricot glaze over the top of each tart. Serve immediately, or make the tarts a day before your party and refrigerate until serving.

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