Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crunchy Blueberry Tart..Courtesy, The English Kitchen~

Siii bon!!

This one is from my French kitchen..but it's from a great blog with many delicious recipes over at Marie's..

Hers looked scrumptious and it is!

My Clematis are blooming their beautiful heads off.. and blue is de rigueur~

A millionaire's match at a fraction of the cost!:)

Thanks Marie!

La Recette~
*Crunchy Blueberry Tart*
Serves 8

Adapted from a recipe in the book, "A Piece Of Cake," by Leila Lindholm.

For the crust:
6 ounces unsalted butter, softened
6 1/4 ounces of plain flour
4 3/4 ounces of caster sugar
2 1/2 ounces rolled oats
For the Filling:
9 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup of blueberry jam
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 TBS cornflour
For the Topping:
3 ounces unsalted butter
4 ounces rolled oats
4 3/4 ounces caster sugar
Creme Fraiche for serving

Begin by making the crust. Pre-heat the oven to 180*C/350*F. Place the butter in a saucepan and melt. Whisk together the flour, sugar and oats. Stir this mixture into the melted butter, stirring well to completely combine. Press the dough into a 10 inch tart tin with a removable bottom. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

To make the topping, melt the butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in the oats and sugar. Mix together well, and then set aside while you make the filling.

To make the filling, gently stir together the blueberries, jam and balsamic vinegar, mixing well. Stir in the cornflour. Pour this mixture into the oat pastry case.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over top and then place the tart onto a baking tray. Bake in the heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.

Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool. Remove the side from the pan before serving. Serve cut into slices with some creme fraiche for spooning over if desired.

My notes..I halved it.. perfect!

And no matter how you slice it..C'est délicieux!


  1. Your beautiful photos make me want to bake this right away.
    Blueberries are so intense with flavor, I can almost taste it!

  2. What a beautiful summer dessert. The buttery crumbly topping is one of my favorites.

    Wish I could join you for a slice.

  3. we have big beautiful blueberries at the market....
    off to bake ...

  4. This looks really great...
    Thanks M.

  5. I just came in from a walk...I should never come here before I eat!!! I think This little number I'll try my hand at today...It's presence is beautiful.

  6. looks delicious...I'm at home alone, with only weetabix for meals...now I'm looking at this?

  7. Only weetabix would make a much more svelte moi:) I can do that alone..

    En famille.. we seem to need more:)

    Of course I could live on art alone.. and your zebra today!

    Little Teo..tomorrow..I celebrate you:) It was delicious last night your chicken!

    Kathy..love the angels..and I replied!Hope this worked for you~

    Linda.. I miss your posts! You are on my Followed list.. :) So I know~:)

    Cathy you are always inspirational..:) I just need the little round squash:)

    Ry..we have such different lives! Yours is like Jain's..and Mary's..Eutopia!

    Kasey..I still love that pic of me on your beach:)~

  8. Monique I wish I had seen your gorgeous tart last night. I would have made it instead of the raspberry pie. Your photos are "delicious".


  9. Beautiful tart! My husband will love this. Blueberries are his favorite. I should surprise him with this. Alas, no beautiful flowers to set it off!

  10. I smiled at blue is de rigueur :) My garden heart did also. Beautiful blue and berry post ;)

  11. My blues are in bloom! Even the littlest ones I made from cuttings..Hydrangea heaven..minus the ones the deer ate!

    The tart looks wonderful! And the blueberries have been so inexpensive this year! A bonus!

  12. ah i adore this! you took the best photos!

  13. Thank you! I read a good book last night..and thought of blogging and how it is good for the morale:)

    Creatively..and in human nature~

  14. This tart looks so great ! I definitely have to taste it soon ! Very soon !