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This Easy Fruit Tart has a buttery crisp shortbread crust, and the filling is simply a beaten mixture of heavy cream and mascarpone cheese. The crowning touch is the fruit, and you can arrange the fruit in concentric circles or rows, or to make things "easy", you can just pile the fruit randomly on top of the cream.

Unlike the Classic Fruit Tart that uses a Sweet Pastry Crust, this tart uses a pre-baked shortbread crust, which does taste like a shortbread cookie. It is so easy to prepare. Just give the ingredients a quick whirl in your food processor until the pastry starts to form clumps. Then simply press the pastry into your tart pan. Place the crust in the freezer while you preheat your oven, and then bake the crust until golden brown.

While the classic filling for fruit tarts may be a pastry cream, I decided to use an uncooked filling made by beating mascarpone cheese with heavy whipping cream, a little sugar and vanilla extract. It is lovely; velvety smooth and so creamy. Mascarpone cheese is an ivory colored soft cheese that is thick and velvety, with a sweet and buttery rich flavor. It is produced from cow's milk and has a texture similar to cream cheese. In fact, you can use regular cream cheese instead of Mascarpone in this recipe. Mascarpone Cheese is typically sold in plastic eight ounce (250 gram) tubs and can be found in specialty food stores and in the deli section of some grocery stores. Once the filling is spread onto the baked and cooled shortbread crust, garnish the tart with fresh fruit. While I have used fresh berries, you could use slices of kiwi, pineapple, banana, melon, plums, mango, nectarines, or peaches.

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