Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blueberry & Lime Tart





My baking addiction is the tart. I think they are gorgeous, I love the steps involved and there are just so many possibilities. I feel very crafty while making one, almost like a knitter or decorator might feel



So there, watch out tarts – here I come.. No one is safe, especially that one tart pan I have…it will get a lot of use. Unless my hubby is reading this – if you are, hint hint…



Recipe delightfully borrowed and modified slightly from:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Blueberry-Buttermilk-Tart-10539






INGREDIENTS

For the shell
• 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
• 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 2 tablespoons ice water
• Beans for baking within the raw shell

For the filling

• 1 cup buttermilk
• 3 large egg yolks
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 2 cups blueberries



Making the Shell
In a bowl stir together the flour, the sugar, and the salt, add the butter, and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add the yolk mixture, toss the mixture until the liquid is incorporated, and form the dough into a ball. Dust the dough with flour and chill it, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 1 hour.






Roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface, fit it into a 10-inch tart pan and then place back in fridge for about 30 minutes.







Line the shell with foil, fill the foil with the beans, and bake the shell in the middle of a preheated 350°F. oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and beans carefully, bake the shell for 5 to 10 minutes more, or until it is pale golden, and let it cool in the pan on a rack.






Making the filling

In a blender or food processor blend together the buttermilk, the yolks, the granulated sugar, the zest, the lemon juice, the butter, the vanilla, the salt, and the flour until the mixture is smooth, spread the blueberries evenly over the bottom of the shell






Pour the buttermilk mixture over them. Bake the tart in the middle of a preheated 350°F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the filling is just set.







Let tart come to room temperature and place in the fridge for a few hours, then...enjoy. This tart gets better and better!



“can someone please pass that fork?”







"Oh yes, thank you! Another please!"


29 comments:

Rosy said...

What a great idea! Looks delicious. I completely agree about tarts. So beautiful...

Angie's Recipes said...

The tart looks remarkable! A large slice of blueberry pie, some freshly brewed coffee, and a couple of friends around...that's life!

Tracy said...

Beautiful tart - looks delicious and summery!

Tia said...

I too LOVE tart making. I Just made a citrus tart on the weekend and a Lemon Cream and Blueberry Caka sort of like the flavors you have here. Lovely!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Awww.... Same goes here. Making tarts make me feel artsy :)

Sarah said...

That looks so good. I love your tart pan! I need some prettier pans.

Jennifurla said...

that tart pan was a mere 7 dollars from World market!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

These photos are stunning! I'm not much of a baker but you make me want to buy a tart pan right now!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A heavenly combination! That tart looks magnificent!

Cheers,

Rosa

Ingrid said...

I just made a tart today! Hope mine is as tasty as yours looks. :)
~ingrid

Megan said...

This tart is gorgeous! Such a fabulous recipe for blueberries!

Michele said...

That looks delicious!

Nirmala said...

Now I just need to get a tart pan, one with a removable bottom!

Monet said...

I adore tarts too! And we have the same measuring cups. I love the dish towel you used as the backdrop to your photographs. It added a lot!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Love it! This is one of my favorite flavor combos! Save me a slice!

Sue said...

I would LOVE to have a wedge of this tart! Beautiful!

Julie said...

That turned out just beautiful! I recently found a nice tart pan at goodwill...this may be the recipe that I'll break it in with.

Quit Eating Out said...

Oh Yum! This looks so good. We are headed to our local Farmer's Market this weekend and I'm picking up some blueberries to make this! Have a great weekend....

Jenn said...

What a beautiful tart..you'd almost hate to cut into it.... almost :)

Diana's Cocina said...

The blueberry and lime tart looks lovely!

Mary said...

What a lovely tart. I really have to try this one. The lime custard sounds wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rick said...

Nice combination! It is like the best of both summer worlds. Minus Hannah Montana.

Chef Dennis said...

what a great tart!! I love blueberries and lime is my citrus of choice for zest or juice...what a perfect combination....I will have to try your method for the tart shell, mine have not been coming out to well.

The Cilantropist said...

I couldn't agree with you more, I love tarts but I dont bake them nearly often enough. I just love the symmetry and the beauty... gorgeous photos!

And btw, we should set up that SD blogger meet-up for this fall. I know I said I would email... and I will. Soon. ;)

Jennifurla said...

Yes! Yes! Lets have a get together, an SD Potluck of bloggers would be awesome!

Sophie said...

A delightful & special tarte!!


MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,..all made from scratch!!
I am loving it, Can you tell?

Jessica said...

What lovely pictures, and what a lovely tart. I can only imagine how tasty the blueberry and lime combination must be.

Katrina said...

That tart looks great. Tarts "scare" me a little. I guess not really, but I'm NOT turned on by having to make them, which would be why I haven't made our next TWD recipe yet, which is a nutty peach tart that just reading about sounds a little like this one. Must get that done. I know they taste great, but I'd rather just have someone set a piece in front of me to eat! ;)

Monica H said...

I love a good tart- they're fancier than pies but just as easy. And since I love blueberries, this one is right up my alley.