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Merlot Soaked Strawberry Tarts

  • 15 minutes
  • 12
Merlot Soaked Strawberry Tarts

A little on the rich side, but ever so easy and delicious.


  • ½ cup merlot
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pared rind of 1 orange or lemon
  • 1 punnet strawberries, hulled and sliced

grams chilled cheesecake filling mix or mascarpone

  • ½ cup custard, chilled
  • 12 mini sweet pastry tartlet shells


  1. Simmer merlot, sugar and orange or lemon rind together for 5 minutes. Cool. Add the strawberries and marinate for a few minutes.
  2. Beat the chilled cheesecake filling or mascarpone and custard together until smooth. Spoon the filling into the tarts evenly.
  3. Drain and arrange the strawberries on top and serve any remaining merlot mix alongside.

Serve soon after decorating.

Cooks Tips

- Use pre-made custard - it's quicker. - Use cream cheese sweetened with icing sugar and a touch of vanilla essence in place of the cheesecake filling. - Brush the inside of the tart with melted chocolate, if wished.

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