St Paddy’s Fruity Rainbow Tart
Welcome to another installment of “Payton’s Pastries”. She added so much spring freshness to our home with her tart creation. Enjoy!
I was very excited for the month of March because I automatically knew what I was going to do: a fruit rainbow tart. A rainbow is just so iconic for St. Patrick’s Day and tarts are really fun to make, so I knew it was perfect for this month’s blog. The mascarpone filling was not as smooth as I had hoped, but this recipe was still super good. This website is my go-to website for any recipe that I might use. It usually has good reviews and has helpful comments at the bottom from other people that have used it.
There are a few things that you might need to make this dessert or that will make your life a lot easier when making it. One thing would be a tart pan that has a removable bottom. If you are planning on displaying your tart and might not want the stainless steel sides of the pan, this is for you. It is super easy to take off and will make your tart look so much more delicious. Another thing that you might find helpful is a lemon juicer. I honestly didn’t know I would use it as often as I do in baking, but lemon juice is something that you will most likely need to make anything tart or with a lemon taste.
I got this recipe from delish, an amazing website that I mentioned earlier. Here it is!
For the crust:
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 10 tbsp. butter, melted
- ½ tsp. almond extract
For the filling
- 1/2 c. heavy cream
- 1 (8-oz.) container mascarpone cheese
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract (Instead of almond extract, I used vanilla because I like the flavor better, but you could use either one)
- Make crust: preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Add melted butter and extract and stir until dough forms. Press mixture into a 10 inch tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing dough all the way up the sides and until dough is smooth.
- Prick all over with a fork and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
- Make filling: In a medium bowl using a hand mixer beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. In a large bowl, beat mascarpone and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, lemon juice, and extract and beat until no lumps remain. Fold in whipped cream.
- Spread filling over cooled crust and arrange fresh fruit on top.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat together preserves and 2 teaspoons water until warmed, 30 seconds. Brush over tart and refrigerate until well chilled, 2 hour.
The fruits that I used were the following:
- Red: strawberry
- Orange: orange
- Yellow: pineapple
- Green: kiwi
- Blue: blueberry
- Purple: grapes
Of course, you can make alterations according to what fruits you enjoy, these are just suggestions. One thing that I put on my rainbow was clouds. I used my extra mascarpone filling and put little dollops on top using a spatula and spread it around to make clouds. And that’s how to make your St. Patrick’s Day rainbow fruit tart! Happy baking!
You are so talented, Payton! I always look forward to your blog each month! Love you!
How did it taste? I always look forward to your posts. They are a breath of fresh air. Keep ’em coming. 🍰
I look forward to see what you are making each month . You do an amazing job . This tart looks so yummy . 💟
Aww, thank you!
What a beautiful rainbow 🌈 tart. Your directions are clear … I like your idea of using Vanilla… I look forward to your recipes and Love that you share your talents. Thank you, Susan
Hi. Luv this. Is there an option to print the recipe?
This is so cute! What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
You’re so welcome! I love this tart, too!
Wow Peyton! It looks Beautiful. Wish I was there to try yours. Love seeing your pastries and what your next ideas might be… Have a Happy Spribg Break…
You’re so sweet, thank you!
I bet this tasted as yummy as it looks!!!! Great job!!
It was pretty delicious! Thank you!
It really did! You just have to make sure you eat it before the fruit dries out, though! 🙂
Looks delicious, Payton! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!!
Oh, you’re welcome! Your support is really encouraging!
Looks yummy! and pretty as well:)
Looks great and makes me want to make one! You are so talented!
Thank you! You’re so sweet!
Great job Payton! Looks yummy🌈🌈🌈🙂🙂
Beautiful job, Payton! Since I love baking, I always look forward to seeing what you make each month. A tart pan has been on my “need” list for awhile! Now, I really need it to make this rainbow tart!
Aww, thank you! Thanks for following along!
Oh Payton! This looks amazing and so yummy! You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! 🥰
Thank you! I hope you enjoy using it!
You’re such a talented baker, Payton! I look forward to your post each month. This looks delicious!
Thank you for following along! I look forward to doing them every month, too!
What a beautiful tart! I love to see your blog and learn about creating pastries!
Oh, thank you for the support! I appreciate you following along!
Can’t wait to try this
This looks delish Payton , not to mention the artistic visual! You dis a real nice job!
Look forward to more with Payton s Pasteries!
Thank you! I enjoyed making it!
So professional! I could almost tasted it… Looks so yummy! Great job. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Thanks! Hope you have fun using it!
This looks sooo good. I love the way I you decorate. I think I’m going to try it! Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see what you do next! ☘️
Thanks for your support! I have some ideas for the next blog post!
I am going make one of these for Easter. Yours looks fantastic‼️Can’t wait to try it😉👍👍
I hope yours turns out great!
So creative, and it looks delicious also! I really enjoy following along on your baking journey! Keep up the beautiful work 🥰
Aww, thank you! You’re so sweet!
Well it looks like you are a pastry chef in the making for sure! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. My little grands are going to love helping me make this!
Thanks for following along! I hope they love your tart!