Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

It’s starting to warm up here in the O.C. and a part of me is kind of bummed because I have been loving the cooler days and rain we’ve gotten over the past few months. With the rising temperature, I’m also really craving light and fresh spring and summer food and that is certainly not a bad thing!

These Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies are one of those desserts that can easily carry you from spring to summer. First, they don’t require any baking. And second, they are nice and light and won’t leave you feeling like you indulged in something super heavy. These are somewhat similar to no-bake cheesecakes with the base being made with the whipped cream and instead of cream cheese, we are going to use the Italian cream cheese, mascarpone cheese! Then of course, I added a good dose of lemon for added flavor!

Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

These little pies are so perfect for Easter or they would also be great for the 4th of July! You can switch up the fruits on top however you’d like. They are easy to make and don’t require turning on your oven! They are also mini-sized! Mini-sized desserts = cute and great for portion control!

Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 mini graham cracker pie shells
  • strawberries, blueberries (or fruits of your choice)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, beat the heavy cream until medium to stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes. Mix in the mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar. Add in the zest of about half of a lemon along with some lemon juice (you can use half of a lemon or more if you want the flavor to stand out more). Stir to combine.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly amongst each of the mini pie shells.
  3. Slice strawberries into thin slices. Arrange on top of the pie along with some blueberries. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
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Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

   

36 comments

  1. You know I love a no-bake pie!! I love this little mini version… so cute!! I have to think of going “mini” next time. :) Glad you made it to Cleveland safely and are having such a great time!! Have a wonderful and safe 4th!! ~ Ramona

  2. What a perfect summer dessert! And it’s so cute! I love mini desserts!

  3. These little tarts are so perfect! I just love them!!

  4. very cute little desserts!!

  5. I LOVE anything with mascarpone in it. Plus these are so easy! Can’t go wrong with that.

  6. What a beautiful yummy pie,I love the blended ingredients on this pie,sound delicious !!

  7. oh wow, the combination of lemon and mascarpone is such an amazing consistency and flavor. these look amazing!!

  8. Lemon and mascarpone is a delicious combination and these tarts look perfect for the 4th! Love the photo of the pies side-by-side. Lovely!

  9. These look adorable!!
    Perfect dessert for 4th July!!

  10. Holy yum! Mini mascarpone pies? lovely presentation and great choice of berries, Steph!

  11. Mascarpone is great to work with it. These pies are super cute. Elegant and delicious!

  12. Glad to hear you had a good time in Cleveland. These little pies look delicious and, better yet, no baking required. I love to hear that on a hot Summa day.

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  13. These are just too cute! And I love how easy they are to assemble!

  14. You must know me by now as non baker and this sounds like something I can comfortably make? =D The best part is that these are so cute that it’s worth making them!!

  15. Sweet! So preppy and easy!

  16. Too good, tasty and cute recipe. Love to eat thema nd make them.

  17. I love these mini pies so much! The flavors are so perfect too for summer!

  18. These look so pretty and cute!!!

  19. Perfect, refreshing and tasty little treats!

  20. Utterly gorgeous little fruit pies :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  21. How did I miss that you were from Cleveland all this time?! I’m from, and living back here now! Not sure how long you’re in town for, or when you’ll be back, but if you’d ever like to meet up, let me know :) PS: Love the marscapone in these!

    • Haha! I know! We came up for a wedding and to visit family! I’m not sure I will have time this visit, but we’ll be back around the holidays. We try to come at least once a year. I would love to meet up sometime though! I’ll let you know!

  22. YUM. These look great! I love the simplicity!

  23. What a great little idea for a light dessert. Love it.

  24. Cute, light, delicious – totally perfect for summer!

  25. These fruit pies look awesome! Gorgeous photos too!

  26. One word Stephanie, YUMMMM.. I really love treats in mini sizes, and simply can’t resist tarts or pies. Simple and light! Have a good time.. xoxo, Jo

  27. these are so pretty and perfect for the 4th! love that you used mascarpone here rather than just cream cheese. i love the richness it adds!

  28. I’m glad you made it safely! I agree about the bugs in Florida! Lol! When we lived there, we bought a nice patio set and fire pit, but when I saw the size of the spiders and the other things that crawl in the night, I refused to use it!!! These pies are so cute, I love it! I saw some mascarpone the other day for the first time here and I thought of your french toast. I don’t know which recipe I like better, they both sound great!

  29. These look so good–and an easy preparation for a hoilday dinner! Have a lovely time in Cleveland–it’s my husband’s hometown, and now I’m noting not to go there in the summer.

  30. I hope you had a wonderful trip in Cleveland!!! These little pies are just too adorable:-) Perfect flavors for Summer! Hugs, Terra

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  32. This looks delicious! But what I love *most* is how simple and straightforward it looks. :-) Pinning it now!

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