Peach Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

Today – Peach Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

 

Peach Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

 

Use juicy South African peaches or nectarines to create this yummy tart – it’s simple and sensational!

 

Serves 10

Preparation: 15 minutes

Chilling: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients for  Peach Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

4 South African peaches or nectarines, pitted and sliced

4tbsp caster sugar

125g butter

250g digestive biscuits, crushed

2tbsp cocoa powder

250g pot mascarpone cheese

1tsp vanilla extract

200ml double cream

Chocolate shards or grated chocolate, for sprinkling

 

How to make Peach Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

1 Put half the peaches or nectarines into a saucepan with 2tbsp caster sugar and 100ml water. Simmer gently for 4-5 minutes, then puree in a blender to make the fruit sauce. Set aside to cool.

 

2 Melt the butter over a low heat in a large saucepan. Stir in the biscuit crumbs and cocoa powder thoroughly. Tip into a 22cm flan dish and press over the base and up the sides firmly. Chill in the freezer for 25-30 minutes.

 

3 Beat the mascarpone cheese in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and remaining caster sugar, then add the double cream and whip together to give a smooth, thick mixture.

 

4 Pile the cream mixture into the flan case. Drizzle with the cooled fruit sauce, then arrange the remaining peach or nectarine slices on top. Finish off with chocolate shards or grated chocolate. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

 

Cook’s tip: Another time make the tart with South African plums.

 

Yum! I do hope you enjoyed this recipe for  Peach Chocolate Mascarpone Tart isn’t it a simple but simply gorgeous bake

Thanks to South African Fruit for this lovely recipe

 

 

 

South African Stone Fruit

South African plums, peaches and nectarines are beautiful sunshine fruits packed with skin-loving vitamins and radiance-enhancing carotene and are available when European produce isn’t, which enables us to eat more fruit all year round.

Some of the fantastic varieties to look out for during the season are:

 

        • Plums – SAPPHIRE, AFRICAN PRIDE, FORTUNE, FLAVOR KING
        • Peaches – AMBERCREST®, SPRING PRINCESS, MAJESTIC DELIGHT, TRANSVALIA
        • Nectarines –  SUPER STAR®, ALPINE, FLAVELA, ROYAL RUBY

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