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    filed under: Pies + Tarts on February 21, 2014

    Blueberries are IT for me.  Sitting down and eating a pint is no big deal.  Sharing is a no-no.  And finding new ways to incorporate them into baking is a must.

    rustic blueberry tart

     

    So this is a very simple and dumbed down version of a classic tart.  I removed it from the constraints of a traditional tart pan.  I added more sugar than necessary to the blueberry sauce and I melted white chocolate on top.

    And it was wonderful.

    rustic blueberry tart

     

    rustic blueberry tart

        Ingredients

        Tart

        • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
        • 1/2 c confectioner’s sugar
        • 1/4 tsp. salt
        • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon (9 tablespoons; 4 1/2 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
        • 1 large egg

        Egg Mixture

        • 1 egg
        • 1 tsp. cinnamon

        Blueberry Sauce

        • 2 c blueberries (frozen works fine)
        • 1 c heavy cream
        • 2 tsp. lemon juice
        • 1/4 c powder sugar
        • 2 tsp. cornstarch
        • 4 oz white chocolate, roughly chopped

        Instructions

        1. Pulse the flour, sugar and salt together in the bowl of a food processor.
        2. Drop in the pieces of butter into the processor and pulse until the butter is coarsely cut in. (small pieces)
        3. Gently mix the yolk then slowly add into the food processor on low.
        4. Once the egg has been added, pulse for 10 second increments until the dough starts to pull together and clumps.
        5. Remove dough from processor and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Using your hands, gently start to press the down down and out. (Not tearing) You are trying to spread the dough over the pan and a rustic oval. Once the dough is mostly flat, take a fork and pierce the dough about every inch or so. (Covering entire tart)
        6. Place dough in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

        For Blueberry Sauce

        1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and stir over medium-low heat. Allow the corn starch to work and thicken the sauce. Once the sauce starts to thicken, remove from heat. (About 10 minutes)
        2. After the tart has baked for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, you will then remove it and generously brush entire tart with egg mixture (one egg and cinnamon in a small bowl beaten until combined).
        3. Pour blueberry sauce over tart and allow it to get right to the edges. Place tart back into oven for 8 minutes. (This is where the indention and groves your fingers made in the dough help, as they are natural divets for the sauce to sink into)
        4. Remove tart and sprinkle white chocolate over the top, then place back in over for about five minutes, or until the chocolate is melted.

        Tart recipe heavily inspired by “the great unshrinkable tart” by smitten kitchen.  Blueberry sauce recipe adapted from this Blueberry Tart from Chow Hound.

        rustic blueberry tart

         

        I have made this three times in the last two weeks and enjoyed it more every time.  I also played around with the blueberry sauce, adding more of this and less of that.  Less lemon, more sugar.  No sugar, add lemon zest.  You seriously cant go wrong with the sauce, just as long as you have those luscious blueberries in there you will be set.  And feel free to add dark chocolate as well… I am a huge fan of dark chocolate and blueberries!

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        So, when we hang out, we are going to need at least six pints of blueberries…and this tart! There is nothing like a wonderful, classic recipe like this, especially heading into the weekend!

        Holy delicious!! This sounds perfect. I love blueberries and white chocolate together!

        What a fun tart! Great flavours!

        This looks delicious! The blueberry topping sounds amazing!

        I hate sharing blueberries too! Haha 😉 The tart looks beautiful though and so delicious!

        Mmm … blueberries and white chocolate! I have to try this:)

        Wow! Looks amazing! I don’t know if you remember me- it has been a long time since I have blogged let alone visit a blog but I used to follow your food blog and family blog and very much enjoyed reading! I used to be http://www.rockinlifemyway.blospot.com and while I was reminiscing I came across this post I wrote – http://rockinlifemyway.blogspot.com/2009/12/this-ones-for-amanda.html which of course made me have to come and see how you were doing! This site certainly has grown and looks great! Hope you and your family are doing well! I am getting back into blogging, or so I hope! and have started new, so hopefully I will be able to keep up and visit more often. Aside from that, God Bless!

        I love tarts, almost more than I love pie. (Gasp!) This sounds SO good!

        Don't Pass on Dessert!