Roasted Beet Mascarpone Tart

June 21, 2019
It's nice to have a delicious make ahead appetizer or first course when entertaining.  I love knowing that one part of a meal is ready so that I can focus on all of the other things that I like to do when guests are coming over. Puff Pastry is one of those ingredients that can be used in so many ways, sweet or savory, and I always have some on hand, whether it is homemade, frozen or refrigerated. When I created this Tart,  I had just roasted beets, I had  Mascarpone...and Romano, which is always in my fridge... and Fresh Basil in my garden. I simply combined these things and added them to Puff Pastry. Using Italian ingredients made this Tart...Delicious Italian. 
Buon Appetito!


Yield: 6
Author: Mary Palumbo

Roasted Beet Mascarpone Tart

prep time: 45 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 60 M
A savory and beautiful tart that comes together easily!


  • Roasted Beets 
  • 1 small container Mascarpone 
  • 2-3 Tbl Romano Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper (QB)
  • 6-8 leaves of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Sheet Purchased Puff Pastry
  • Egg wash =1 beaten egg with 1 Tsp water


How to cook Roasted Beet Mascarpone Tart

  1. Roast beets by placing on a  foil sheet, close the sheet forming a pouch , place on a baking pan, roast beets at 400 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes until beets are tender and easily pierced with a fork.  Allow to cool enough that they can be handled. Using a sharp knife simply pull the skin away from the beets.
  2. Once peeled,  slice beets into 1/4 inch rounds. If desired, using a cookie cutter, cut slices into decorative shapes. Set aside.
  3. Place puff pastry* sheet onto parchment paper and cut into desired shape.  I used a sheet of puff pastry which I trimmed Into a  6" X 14" rectangle .
  4. Combine cheeses, season with salt and pepper to taste.  Chop basil, add to cheese mixture . Spread mixture onto pastry leaving a 1 1/2" boarder all around.  Place beets in a decorative pattern as desired onto cheese mixture. Sprinkle salt and pepper over beets . Using a pastry brush,  lightly brush edges of tart with egg wash.
  5. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes
  6. Serve hot, warm or room temp.  
  7. Buon Appetito!


QB ( Quanto Basta )meaning "as much as is needed" is an Italian recipe term meaning to use your judgement for the amount of certain ingredients in a recipe .
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In addition to food and everything to do with cooking, I love decorating and gardening. I look for inspiration around me and to be inspired by something beautiful and make it my own makes me happy.