• 300g small blackberries
  • icing sugar
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, ready rolled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  • STEP 2

    Put the blackberries in a bowl, add 1 tbsp icing sugar and carefully toss together.

  • STEP 3

    Unroll the pastry and score a border 1cm from the edge.

  • STEP 4

    Prick inside the border with a fork. Brush beaten egg over the whole pastry, then bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden, crisp and completely cooked through. Cool.

  • STEP 5

    Beat the mascarpone with another 1 tbsp icing sugar and the vanilla.

  • STEP 6

    Spread over the tart inside the border.

  • STEP 7

    Spoon over the blackberries and any juice from the bowl, and dust with a little icing sugar, if you like.


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