There is always time for a delicious tart… Clare Wood, of Caremè Pastries Potato, Mascarpone and sausage tart



Perfect for 6 people


  • 1 x 375g packet Carême all butter puff pastry, defrosted
  • 100g mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons finely grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 300g potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pork and fennel sausages
  • 1 egg
  • Few sprigs fresh oregano optional to serve


Preheat oven to 200° Celsius.

Lay the pastry vertically and cut the puff pastry in half down the middle from top to bottom so you have two 27 x 17.5 cm tarts and place both on a large tray. Score a 1.5cm border around the edge of each tart.

In a bowl combine the mascarpone and 1/4 cup grated cheese, season with salt and pepper and mix until well combined. Top each tart with 1/2 of the mixture leaving the border free.

Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Layer the potatoes over the cheese mixture slightly overlapping each other. Squeeze the sausages out of their casings and dot 2cm pieces of sausage all over the tarts. Top with the additional grated cheese.

Brush the edges of the tarts with beaten egg and bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are golden and the sausage is cooked. Serve immediately with fresh oregano.



Like the sound of this recipe? Check out further recipes by Carème Pastry:

Roasted Fennel, Brie and Cardamom Tart

Zucchini, Goats Cheese, Honey and Pistachio Tarts

Tomato & Thyme Tarts

Peach and raspberry tart

Apple Pie

Chicken, lemon, basil & spinach slab pie


Claire Wood of Carème Pastry