Chocolate Caramel Mascarpone Tart

Every holiday celebration needs a luscious dessert with layers of cookies, caramel, decadent chocolate and fluffy whipped cream. The tiramisu mascarpone cheese adds coffee flavor. Be prepared to receive compliments; a dessert this fabulous ensures you’ll definitely be on Santa’s “nice list."

Chocolate Caramel Mascarpone Tart
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1 Hour 15 Minutes


Ingredients List


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


  1. Grease a 10-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom (at least 2-inches deep). Place cookies in a food processor; cover and process until fine crumbs. Melt ½ cup butter in a bowl. Add butter to cookie crumbs; process until combined. Press cookie mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared tart pan; freeze for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Combine ½ cup butter and brown sugar in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Cook and whisk 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Whisk in 1/4 cup cream until combined. Cool caramel for 15 minutes; pour over bottom of prepared crust. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine remaining butter, 1/2 cup cream and chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high in 30-second intervals, whisking until mixture is smooth. Whisk in mascarpone. Set aside.
  4. Beat 3/4 cup cream in another large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into reserved chocolate mixture. Spoon into crust. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Beat remaining cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add remaining confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe whipped cream on tart. Garnish with chocolate curls. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Tips

  • Crush cookies by hand if you don’t have a food processor available: Place cookies in a large resealable plastic bag. Remove air from bag and tightly seal. Crush cookies with a rolling pin (a soup can works, too) until fine crumbs.  
  • When making whipped cream, chill your bowl and clean beaters before beating the heavy whipping cream; it will help your cream remain cold during whipping. 
  • To make chocolate curls, microwave a 3 to 4-inch long chocolate block or bar on 50% power just until it is warmed slightly. Use a vegetable peeler to peel curls from chocolate block. Gently lift curls from block with a toothpick. Refrigerate curls until serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

BelGioioso Tiramisu Mascarpone cheese has added coffee and sugar giving it the flavor of the famous Italian dessert.

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