Monday, February 25, 2008

Tarte aux Myrtilles

I made a Blueberry Tart to take to BIL's house last night and thought I'd share it with you. Well, not exactly share it with you because we ate every last bite of it, but at least you can see how I made it.



First preheat the oven to 300 degrees and collect all the ingredients:

flour, sugar, lemons, eggs, butter, blueberries.

You will also need a tart pan with removable bottom.

PATE BRISEE



Dump the flour and sugar in a bowl.
Cut the butter into pieces and blend it
into the flour with your fingers.




Blend it until it looks like this.










Then crack the egg into it
and blend it with a fork.




When it will hold together
make it into a ball with your
hands.




Now pat it into the tart pan.
Try to make it an even 1/4"
thickness all around.






Press it up the sides but
don't worry about keeping
it even.






Trim it off even with the
top of the pan.







Save the leftover dough.
Prick the bottom
all over with a fork. Bake
for 30-40 min.





BUERRE AU CITRON




Melt the butter over low heat.
Add the lemon zest,
lemon juice, and sugar.






Whisk in the eggs and cook over
low heat for approximately 20
minutes.






When sauce thickens remove
from heat and cool in frige.







Here's the crust, done and cooled.






Remove the ring from the pan.
Put the crust on a pretty plate.
Pour in the lemon butter and
smooth the top.






Heap the blueberries on top.








Dust it with powdered sugar.
The sweet lemony custard is a perfect base for the tart berries.It seems like a lot of work, but it's absolutely heavenly.Try it, you won't be disappointed.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, YUM!!!!!
xoxo,
Mary

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Yum! Thanks for the tutorial.
:-)

Teacats said...

Excellent posting!! Just LOVE the look and sound of this treat! Will keep this recipe around for a spring celebration ....

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Amongst The Oaks said...

Thanks everyone,
It's hard to describe how scrummy that lemon custard is, but BIL mentioned it again today at lunch. He must have really liked it!
~Laura

travelbug said...

It looks delicious and doesn't seem too hard.......even for me! I'll have to buy that pan first, but I'm going to give it a try.
Thank you!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

What a great dessert. I am a 'pudding person', I just love them, but I have to say with extra cream! Thanks so much for the tutorial, a serious blogger, photographs at every stage! x