Thursday, 4 August 2011

Blueberry Crumble topped Tarts

Blueberries are in season !

  I have  a  large basket  to turn into freezer jam , fill   some   small bags of berries for a mid winter treat and enough left  over to make some tarts.Of course making the tarts was the first priority.
Following  a  recipe from Oprah's show.
1 pie crust rolled out ( I use tenderflake lard recipe that way always have frozen piecrust in freezer  ready to use)
 I have  just purchased 6 large fluted tart tins as I seem to prefer to make tarts now more than large pies.....
Otherwise this recipe could make a 9 inch pie or about 12 small tarts.
Printable Recipe
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter , cut into pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups fresh blueberries cleaned and washed
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
To make crumb topping: Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon until well mixed. Work butter in with your fingertips until mixture resembles  small crumbs. Set aside.
To make filling: In a large bowl, stir together sugar and flour until well mixed. Gently stir in blueberries, lemon rind and lemon juice.Fill tart tins with filling , with last 2 Tbsp.  butter dot each tart with small amount of butter.
Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over top of tarts. Reduce oven temperature to 350°; place tarts in oven and bake until topping is golden brown, 25-35  minutes.
Serve  with more fresh blueberries, a dab of whipped cream or ice cream.


Becca's Dirt said...

That sounds yummy and looks scrumptious. I love a crumb topping. Maybe I'll pick up some of the tart tins.

Anonymous said...

I bought some blueberries at the Farmer's Market this weekend that I need to do something with. These look great!

I need tart tins as well - something else to add to my list ;)

Patsi said...

My mouth is drueling.
Husband has been eating blueberries for weeks now but for us the season is just about finished. So sad but peaches are now in season and are the best ever.

pinkglitterfae said...

Don't you just love this time of year? Blueberries are among my fave fruits, and your treat looks so yummy!

☆☆Mumsy said...

This year the strawberries and blueberries around here are just so sour. I'm looking forward to make some jam!

Rosanne said...

Sounds wonderful!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Rosemary,
Just look at those beautiful blueberries. This looks like an awesome dessert, yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen

Donna Heber said...

Delicious! My husband would love this. Thank you for sharing it with us.