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Blueberry and Lemon Tart by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Lemon is one of the most common citrus fruits and has a lot of versatility. It can be used in savory dishes, salads and desserts and is especially good with berries! If you haven’t gotten your hands on any fresh lemons yet, this is the perfect time to stock up on some at the grocery store.
Blueberry and lemon is a classic pairing that can be found in everything from tarts to cupcakes! The sweet, tangy and refreshing flavors of blueberries and lemon are a sure winner. This delicious blueberry tart recipe is easy to make and will be the perfect addition to any breakfast, lunch or dinner!
The crust for this tart is made with butter and flour which gives it a light, airy texture. The lemon curd is made with a splash of cream, which gives it a creamy texture and flavor.
This is a quick and easy dessert for your next get together! You can even whip up a batch ahead of time and bake it when you need a quick treat.
Homemade Pastry Crust
The pastry crust for this tart is a simple blend of flour, sugar and butter. It is the base of the tart and helps hold in the filling. Then, it is topped with a layer of luscious homemade lemon curd and baked until golden brown!
A little cream goes a long way and the addition of it makes the filling rich, velvety and silky. You can skip the cream if you prefer, but it adds such a nice touch!
In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork until it resembles pea-sized pieces. Mix the egg yolks, vanilla extract and lemon zest with the flour-butter mixture until just combined.
Stir in the lemon juice and whisk until the ingredients are smooth. Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the tart is no longer jiggly when tapped on the bottom of the pan. Allow to cool completely at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 day before serving.
Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions
This pie crust recipe is great to have on hand because you can make the crust in advance, and bake and cool the tart. You can also prepare the blueberry sauce and lemon curd in advance and refrigerate them until you are ready to use them. The filling and blueberry sauce will be quite solid after refrigeration, so they are best to warm up on the stove or in the microwave until slightly thinned out again.
Once you’re ready to serve the tart, just slice it and top with optional garnishes such as fresh blueberries and lemon slices. You can also eat the whole pie right out of the pan for maximum yumminess!
The best part about this blueberry tart is that it only takes a few simple ingredients to put together. The crust is just a mix of flour, sugar and butter, and the filling is just simple, but delicious lemon curd. It is definitely worth making and it will make a perfect dessert for your next party or dinner!