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Blueberry Tart with Lemony Crust Recipe

Blueberry Tart with Lemony Crust Recipe

Simple is good, especially in summer, when the ingredients are so fresh that fancy preparations are totally unnecessary. Take this recipe, for example: you just grab a quart of fresh berries at your local market and pile them into this tender lemon-scented crust and bake them–and you have yourself a gorgeous blueberry treat.

Itís that simple: Blueberry Tart practically straight from the berry bush.

INGREDIENTS

1 recipe Lemony Crust (below)
1 quart fresh blueberries
Confectionerís sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350F. After dough has chilled 30 minutes, remove it from fridge and roll out between two sheets of parchment paper to a 12-inch diameter circle. Remove one sheet of parchment and drape the dough, with the remaining paper side up, over a 9-inch tart pan. Remove the second sheet of paper and press dough carefully into pan. Trim edges. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes.

2. Remove any stems from blueberries and pour them evenly into the pastry-lined tart pan.

3. Bake on a baking sheet 45 minutes or until pastry has browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with confectionerís sugar. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold.

Lemony Crust

2 tablespoons flaked almonds
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
3 tablespoons cold water

1. Using a food processor, grind almonds into a fine powder. Add flour, sugar, and lemon zest, and pulse to blend. Add butter cubes and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then add vanilla, yolk, and water and pulse just until the dough comes together to form a ball.

2. Cover dough with plastic wrap, flatten into a disk, and chill 30 minutes.

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Inspired by All-American Desserts, by Judith M. Fertig (Harvard Common Press, 2003).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6 comments

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10:57AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

yum

7:17AM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Yummy!
Thank you

9:31AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Looks like easy to prepare.

1:18AM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

Yummy! Thanks for these delicious recipes.

6:48AM PST on Feb 2, 2010

thank you

1:37PM PST on Jan 17, 2010

Blueberries and lemon taste great together.I will have to try this.

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