Raspberry Tartlettes with Passion Fruit Curd


I love berries of all sorts.  Lately, I've been craving some raspberries and knew that I wanted to create a beautiful tart.  Topped with macarons of course!

The light whipped raspberry mousse over the passion fruit curd is a wonderful combination.

The passion fruit curd will overpower the flavor of the raspberry cream if you put too much of it in the tartlette.  That's why I garnished the tarts with fresh raspberries to highlight the flavor of the raspberry cream.

Raspberry Tartlets:
Makes six 3-inch tartlets.

For the sable crust:

  • 1 stick butter (113 grams) butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups (190 grams) all purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30gr)of cream, optional
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, scraping the bottom and side of the bowl in between each addition. Add the flour and salt and beat until the dough just starts to come together. If the dough seems too crumbly, add some cream, one tablespoon at a time. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it a little to a small disk and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Refrigerate one hour before using.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Flour your work area well and start rolling the dough from the center out, lifting it from the work area every 2-3 times you roll over it. Do not be afraid to flour the work area well as you feel the dough getting warmer and softer.
  3. Cut out six 4 inch rounds and fit them inside six 3 inch tartlet molds pastry dough inside them, patting the dough in with your fingertips if needed. Place a small piece of parchment paper inside the tart shells, fill with beans or pie weights and blind bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature and remove the shells from the rings. Divide the raspberry jam evenly among the tart shells.

For the raspberry Diplomat cream mousse: 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (3 sheets) gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) cold water
  • 1 cup (250ml) whole milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped (throw the seeds in the pot with the milk)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup (50gr)sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (25gr)cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
  1. In a ramekin, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until you prepare the cream. In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, egg and egg yolk together, add the cornstarch mixing until you get a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a saucepan combine the milk and vanilla bean on medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and add slowly to egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling, (pour through a strainer if this happens). Remove vanilla bean. Place the egg mixture back into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add the jam, cook another 30 seconds and remove from the heat. Immediately add in the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the cream so that it does not develop a skin as it cools to room temperature.
  3. Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form and gently fold it into the pastry cream. 

Passion Fruit Curd:
  • 1/2 cup store bought passion fruit puree (Goya is the brand that I used and it was found in the frozen section!)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  1. Bring passion fruit puree, lemon juice, sugar, salt and cornstarch to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.  Slowly whisk in egg yolks.
  2. Cook, whisking constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.  Remove from heat.
  3. Add butter and whisk until melted.  Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.  Place plastic wrap directly onto surface of curd.  Refrigerated until set, about 2 hours or up to overnight.

Assembling the tarlettes:
Spoon passion fruit curd into tartlette crust.  Pipe or spoon the mousse immediately over curd. Decorate with macarons and raspberries.

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  1. These tartlettes look delicious! Love the added touch of the macaron on top! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  2. Beautiful tarts!! You are an amazing pastry chef. I've alwasy wanted to try my hand at a fruit curd...
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. It's a crust! :) These are beautiful. And they look delicious. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  4. What a beautiful dessert...it would disappear in a flash at my house :)

  5. Hi came across your blog through sweets for a saturday...these look and sound really yummy. Happy Holidays!


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