Blueberry Tarte

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
15 min
50 min

4 servings

  • 1 sheet commercial or homemade puff pastry, slightly thawed
  • 3 pints blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream
  • Serving suggestions: Whipped cream, crème anglaise, or vanilla ice cream
  • Special equipment: 4 (4-inch) tart shells
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Roll out the puff pastry to a uniform thickness. Cut out 4 rounds about 7 inches across. Fit the puff pastry into the tart shells. Trim the excess pastry, line the tart shells with aluminum foil, and weight the pastry with pie weights or rice. Bake the shells until golden brown at the edges, about 15 minutes. Remove the weights and foil and bake until the bottom of the shells are dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Set the tarts aside to cool.

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

  • In a small bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of brandy. Spoon the blueberries into the tart shells.

  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the cream and the remaining brandy. Spoon the custard over the blueberries. (Keep in mind that the custard will expand slightly as it cooks so fill the shells to just below the crust edge.)

  • Bake the tarts until the custard is set and lightly browned, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Serve the tarts with whipped cream, creme anglaise or vanilla ice cream.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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