Tropical tart

Create a stunning geometric design on this tropical fruit tart using triangles of mango and kiwi or dragon fruit and pineapple – or dream up your own

  • Prep:1 hrs
    Plus at least 2 hrs chilling, no cook
  • Serves 8
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 275
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 23g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 100g mascarpone
  • 140g cream cheese
  • 30g icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp coconut extract(optional)
  • 50ml coconut creamfrom a can, shaken first (save the rest for another recipe)
  • 1 sweet pastry case
  • tropical fruitof your choice, sliced, then each slice cut into triangles or the shapes required for your design (we used mangoes, kiwis, pineapple and dragon fruit)


Design the topping

To design your geometric topping, get a sharp knife so you can execute those straight edges, and lay out the fruit slices on a board – or you could print out your design – before transferring them to top the tart.



  1. Using an electric whisk, beat the mascarpone, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, coconut extract, if using, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Whisk in the coconut cream.

  2. Spoon the filling into the pastry case, smooth the top and return to the fridge for at least 2 hrs or overnight. Once set, use the tropical fruit to decorate the top of the tart in your desired geometric pattern.

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