Mascarpone & Beetroot Tart with Smokey Sprinkles

Products used


  • 375g (13.22oz) Pack of Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 250g (8.82oz) Mascarpone
  • 30g (1.05oz) Date Syrup
  • 40g (1.41oz) Chaucer Beetroot Sliced
  • 80g (4.23oz) Eggs
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 40g (1.41oz) Chaucer Smokey Sprinkles
  • 20g (0.705oz) Chaucer Smokey Sprinkles (décor)
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  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 200oC (392F).
  • 2
    Unfold the pastry and with a pastry cutter cut 8 x 10cm (3.94”) circles.
  • 3
    Score a smaller circle into the pastry, approx. 1.5cm (0.4”) from the cut edge with a 6cm (2.36”) pastry cutter, being careful not to score all the way through the pastry.
  • 4
    Take half the egg and beat it then brush the surface of the pastry with the egg wash.
  • 5
    Bake for approx. 8 -10 minutes until well risen and LIGHT golden in colour.
  • 6
    Meanwhile combine the mascarpone with the date syrup and season with salt and pepper.
  • 7
    Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • 8
    Meanwhile combine 40g (1.41oz) of egg with the 40g (1.41oz) smokey sprinkles.
  • 9
    Carefully push the centre of the pastry down and flatten, so that the edge forms a rim to the pastry. You may need to use the sharp point of a knife to achieve this.
  • 10
    Spread the egg & smokey sprinkles around the edge of the pastry.
  • 11
    Place a couple of slices of the freeze-dried beetroot at the bottom of each pastry.
  • 12
    Divide the mascarpone/date syrup mix between the 8 pastries and top with more beetroot slices.
  • 13
    Place back in the oven and cook for a further 6-10 minutes until golden and the egg & smokey sprinkles have set and crisped.
  • 14
    Remove from the oven and decorate with the 20g (0.705oz) smokey sprinkles
  • 15
    Leave to cool or serve hot or warm.
  • 16
    These pastries can be rewarmed at a lower temperature.

Benefits of using Chaucer products

  • No artificial colours or additives
  • No fuss no mess
  • A totally authentic flavour
  • Less waste
  • Long shelf life at ambient temperature