fresh BLUEBERIES TART, from my mother's garden
FOR THE CRUST:
My note:( I like puff pastry crust, you can make or buy any crust you like )
- FOR THE FILLING
- 6 cups (six 1/2-pint containers) fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
- My note:I found that you can use 2+2+2 different berries, blackberries and blueberries for the bottom, raspberries, always for the top
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
- My note:I used a whole orange(organic) zest, it is more rewarding,
- 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1.TO MAKE THE DOUGH: In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt,
and butter; process until large moist crumbs form (dough should hold together
- Transfer dough to a 9-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom; with floured fingers, press evenly into bottom and up sides. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes; prick bottom of dough all over with a fork. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes; cool completely.
- Meanwhile, reserve 1 cup of the prettiest berries for topping. In a medium saucepan, bring 1/4 cup water and 1 1/2 cups berries to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries begin to break down, 3 to 4 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water; stir into berries in pan. Add lemon zest and juice, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, stirring, just until mixture begins to thicken, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 3 1/2 cups fresh berries. Immediately pour hot berry mixture into cooled tart shell, and smooth with a spatula.
- Scatter reserved berries on top, pressing down lightly to help them adhere. Refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes and up to overnight.
My cooking pictures:
Add zest from one orange and 2 more fresh blueberries.
Mix just a little all together, and poor as hot as is, on a baked pie shell (I like puff pasty, baked as a frame)
or you can make/buy a round tart shell
Add on top: raspberry or strawberry, or a mixer of them, just use your imagination!
Prep time: 35 minutes; From Martha Stewart "everyday food".