If you love blueberries as much as I do, then this tart will knock your socks off. Every bite is saturated with bursting blueberries and flaky, sweet crust.
Inspired by the lovely Baer family recipe, I made this tart my own by removing the dairy- and gluten-filled ingredients and making my own additions and substitutions.
Here's what you'll need to make one beautiful tart (serves 8-10):
- 9" or 10" springform pan (these have removable centers)
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill) - or flour of your choice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 T sugar
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance non-dairy spread
- 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 2 pints fresh blueberries
- 3 TBS gluten-free flour - or flour of your choice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- After baking:
- 1 to 2 pints fresh blueberries
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Start with the crust:
Grease pan thoroughly with Earth Balance spread. In a food processor, combine flour, salt, sugar and lemon zest and pulse until combined. Add Earth Balance spread and vinegar, and pulse until combined. There should be pebble-sized pieces formed (see below)
Pour flour mixture into greased pan and press with your hands to make an even crust.
Next, the filling:
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 pints of berries with flour, cinnamon, sugar and lemon zest. Toss with two large spoons to coat the blueberries as much as you can. Pour berry mixture over the crust. Shake the pan gently to spread the mixture evenly over the crust. There will be quite a bit of flour and sugar not coated onto the berries.
Place the tart on lowest shelf of the oven and bake for 1 hour, or until the berries bubble and the flour has begun to brown slightly.
Remove tart from oven and immediately sprinkle remaining 1 or 2 pints of berries on top (I used a little over 1 pint). Allow to cool completely before removing outside rim of the pan.
Finally, prepare to have purple fingers trying to get the perfect piece out of the pan. I suggest cooling the tart in the fridge to allow the filling to completely set. This will make cutting pieces easier!
Here's to blueberry-stained hands and teeth: an indication that you're making the most out of the end of this season!