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Frugal Recipe: Strawberry Mascarpone Tarts

Contributed By Christie O, Author and Owner of Average Moms Wear Capes
You can’t possibly understand how delicious these are.
The best thing is that now that I’ve made them, I can see a million zillion possibilities for variations! Perhaps, nix the orange peel and strawberries and add, say, chocolate shavings. Or perhaps raspberry puree. 
The possibilities are endless!
You can make the crust from scratch (which is a little more time consuming but I totally recommend on account of knowing the exact ingredients, here is the recipe for the crust I used, and it’s called the “Pate Brisee,” pronounced “pat briz-ay.”) Tip: if you don’t have a food processor, you can totally just mix the ingredients and cut the butter using two metal knives within the dough. That’s what my mom taught me.
Pre made store-bought crust dough will work too and would probably actually shave off a LOT of time.
The inspiration for this recipe was of course from Pinterest, and it was for a whole entire tart. I however wanted to make a bunch of tiny ones. So here is the recipe for these delicious Strawberry Mascarpone Tarts – multiple –  (and you can file them under the “indulgence” category):
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