Passion fruit & mango tart

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes + cooling
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes
  • Total time: 45 to 50 minutes + cooling

Serves: 8


375g block sweet shortcrust pastry, thawed
Flour, for dusting
150g mascarpone
150ml whipping cream
4 passion fruit
30g orange curd
30g icing sugar
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, stoned and sliced
Toasted coconut shavings, to decorate (see Cook's Tip)
Zest 1 lime 


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface, large enough to line a 25cm fluted tart tin. Carefully lift the pastry over the tin, allowing any excess to overhang the edges. Line the pastry with a sheet of baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Place the tin on a baking tray and bake for 30–35 minutes until golden.

2. Turn off the oven. Remove the parchment and baking beans and return the case to the cooling oven for 10 minutes. Trim the edges with a sharp knife and leave in the tin to cool completely.

3. Place the mascarpone and whipping cream in a large bowl. Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop the flesh into the bowl, then add the orange curd and sugar. Using an electric whisk, beat together until the mixture forms soft peaks.

4. Spoon the passion fruit mix into the cooled tart case, levelling off the surface. Arrange the mango slices on top of the tart then scatter with the coconut shavings and lime zest.