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Monday, May 23, 2011

Blueberry and Sour Cream Tart



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I received a copy of the Chicken and Egg from Chelsea Miller, who blogs at A Duck's Oven. It was part of a giveaway package that she had assembled for her readers and I was the lucky winner. The cookbook was written by Janice Cole, who raised three chickens in an urban environment, and her book is a collection of the recipes they inspired. It's a lot more fun than most of the pinch of this, dash of that tomes that line my bookcases. I've found several recipes that I want to try, but I decided to start with this lovely, flavorful tart. It was a good choice. While the recipe is not trouble free, it is delicious, and those of you who are fond of barely sweet desserts will love this one. The base of the tart is made from a cookie dough that's blind baked and then filled with a nutmeg and orange custard that's made with sour cream. The tart is finished with a topping of blueberries that shimmer under a light glaze of currant jelly. While I encountered some problems, I liked this tart well enough to make it twice and I have no reservations about sharing it with you. I will make it again when local berries are available. Be sure to coat your tart pan with a nonstick spray. The crust is very brittle and you want it to quickly and easily release from the pan. Bitter experience has taught me that it does not take well to manhandling. You should also be aware that the cook-time recommend in the recipe is way off base. Think of it as a suggestion rather than a directive. My oven has just been recalibrated, so I know the problem lies outside its walls. It took 30 minutes for my custard to reach the stage where it was shimmy-set. While the developer believes this will keep for two days I would take that with a grain of salt. It won't go bad in that period of time but it will get soggy and become unappetizing. If you prepare this with frozen berries, make sure they are completely defrosted and dry before topping the tart. I hope you will try this. It really is delicious. Here's the recipe.

Blueberry and Sour Cream Tart...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite adapted from original recipe by Janice Cole

Ingredients:
Cookie Crust
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
Filling
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
Topping
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup red currant jelly, warmed

Directions:
To make tart crust:
... Place flour, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
... Beat butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute. Add egg yolks and beat until blended.
... Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beating just until a dough forms. On a lightly floured surface, press dough into a flat disk. Spray a rectangular (14 x 4-1/2) or round (9-inch) tart pan removable bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of pan. If it breaks, simply press it into pan as smoothly as you can. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
... Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
... Whisk reserved egg white until frothy. Brush insides of chilled crust with egg white. Bake for 15 minutes, or until pale golden brown and set. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
To make filling:
... Beat butter and sugar in bowl of an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in flour. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and orange zest. Pour into baked crust.
... Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly puffed around edges. Cool completely on a wire rack.
To make topping:
... Lightly toss blueberries with warm jelly. Pile on top of tart. Refrigerate or serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.






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This post is being linked to:
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101 comments:

Chelsea said...
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Pondside said...

I love the sound of that filling - I'd try it just for that!

thecompletecookbook said...

What a picture perfect tart! I love the idea of adding nutmeg to the crust - fabulous.
:-) Mandy

Mamatkamal said...

Absolutely mouthwatering!!!!!!!!!! The contrast of dark purple color with the soft yellow one looks stunning! Gorgeous filling! Have a great day Mary!
Cheers

Sunanda said...

Looks yummylicous.. Its an innovative recipe.Superb!!

Sunanda's Kitchen

Priya said...

Fantastic tart, feel like having a slice rite now..

Maria said...

This looks stunning Mary! I adore blueberries so I can imagine this would be so delicious!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

A tart with a cookie crust . . . sounds amazing.

I keep forgetting to say that I like your feature, Mary, of showing what you were blogging about one year and two years ago. Very creative.

Fondly,
Glenda

Su said...

Mary,
This tart not only looks amazinh and very appealin, but I'm sure it is a little piece of heaven inside the mouth... very well done ;)
Big kiss

Deb in Hawaii said...

Such a gorgeous tart Mary--it looks like a perfect magazine photo. ;-)

angsarap said...

Wow those blueberries look so pretty, that is definitely delicious

tandysinclair.com said...

thank you for sharing the good and the bad with us :) have a super day Mary!

Duncan D. Horne said...

Blueberries certainly do it for me!

Mary, your blog takes a couple of minutes to open up in my browser, I'm just wondering if you knew about that.

Anyhow, I always wait for it to open because I love your blog so much!

Duncan In Kuantan

Ratolinha said...

Mas que tarte maravilhosa...
Uma delicia aos nossos olhos.
beijo

IsabelleD. said...

Wow ça semble vraiment délicieux. À tester sans faute.

Hovkonditorn said...

Looks amazing!

PeggyR said...

That looks so good! I do have blueberries!

Lenia said...

What a great tart!It looks mouthwatering!Have a lovely week,dear Mary:)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Wow! That looks too good NOT to try - luckily, fresh blueberries are sometimes available downunder here in OZ!

Have a great day! So glad you enjoyed my dune pix!!

Debbie said...

That is an incredibly beautiful tart. I would be afraid to cut into it for the first slice. So pretty and I'm sure delicious!

Arti said...

Looks mouth watering, is there a sub for eggs as I am a Veggie?
You have a lovely space here...
Have a great week ahead:)

Yasmin said...

this is full of colour and flavour! i am adding this one straight away to my collection!

i am about to post something also with blueberries! Healthy muffins.

cheers,
yas

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This looks like beautiful Mary-thanks! I'm bookmarking it and can't wait for blueberries to come in:@)

Clint said...

Man, that is beautiful! Looks too pretty to eat!

Barbara said...

That's a beauty of a tart, Mary! Another perfect summer dessert. Love the sour cream-based filling.

Mandy said...

Wow, you're an inspiration!
Thank you. :)

Ana Rita said...

That is a stunning tart!!!Amazing, really...

Kisses,
Rita

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, it is so beautiful! My grandson loves blueberries! I will keep this in mind as a treat for him! Thank you so much. blessings ~tanna

Elaine said...

I don't think this tart would last long enough at our house to get soggy. I combination of sour cream and blueberries sounds wonderful.

Melynda said...

I am sure it is delicious, how could you go wrong with sugar eggs and sour cream! What a stunning presentation.

Jenn said...

Now that is absolutely lovely, Mary! And mouth watering..did I mention mouth watering?

The Café Sucré Farine said...

You and I were thinking along the same lines today, I posted a cheesecake tart with a blueberry curd. Will have to try this one too, looks fantastic!

Karen Harris said...

What a beautiful dessert. I have one recipe in particular that is fragile and fussy but so worth all the trouble when you take that first bite. I once wrote a recipe for a Southern Living contest and my oven was obviously in bad need of recalibration. I called for 15 minutes baking time when it really needed approx. 25. Everytime I read a comment on that recipe that points out the error in cooking time, I cringe.

yummychunklet said...

This tart looks absolutely scrumptious! And the berries are divine!

Katie said...

I've had an intense craving for blueberries lately. This looks drool-worthy!

Duxa said...

Hi Mary, i love blueberrys...sonds amazing!
Thanks, have a nice day.

penny aka jeroxie said...

What a generous portion of blueberries!

Tasha said...

This is such a beautiful looking dessert! The cookie crust and custard filling sounds like such a delicious base for those pretty berries.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks fantastic!

Marmande in the Kitchen said...

This looks beautiful and so perfect for summer!

Kay Heritage said...

Oh, gosh, Mary! This looks so beautiful and tasty.

Young Adventures... said...

I was just looking at your strawberry tart Mary and thinking about throwing some blueberries in as well. This looks divine. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

This is a beautiful tart - it really does look perfect. Its' so funny because I made a raspberry tart last night! Different filling but same sort of idea! Yours sounds delicious.
Mary

kitchen flavours said...

This is a beautiful tart and looks delicious too! I am also envying the blueberries, drooling over them!
Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. Have a nice day, Mary!

Karen said...

Oh yum, what a fantastic summer treat! I love the combination of blueberries and sour cream, and the orange zest is such a nice addition. Great recipe, Mary. Have a wonderful week. - Karen

June said...

It certainly looks beautiful Mary. Love the combination of orange and blueberries!

Eftychia said...

This tart looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

It's just beautiful! I love that it has a touch of nutmeg in it. Perfect.

chubskulit said...

Now I am hungry and you're to blame hehehe. Delicious!

Would you mind peeking at the blues at my page? Thank you and have a great week ahead.

Kim, USA said...

Looks very yummy the presentation is awesome!


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Cheryl said...

YUM that looks so good, I love the way you give all the possile pitfalls with your recipes! Thanks from this amateur!

SmilingSally said...

Ooo, Mary, this looks so very good. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Gloria said...

OMG Dear Mary this is completely beautiful, I love blueberries! xgloria

From the Kitchen said...

Blueberries are just hitting our markets and what a way to showcase some. I actually have the same lovely tart pan just waiting to be of use again.

Best,
Bonnie

Lucy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for Memorial Day weekend!

That Girl said...

This is such a beautiful tart! I need a square tart pan, I love rectangular tarts!

JudyBug said...

Beautiful post! Love the first pic and I adore blueberries. Yum!

Délices d´Ispahan said...

The blueberry and sour cream Tart looks perfect and delicious...Think I´ve to try the tart when the blueberry seasons starts in my country...

The Blonde Duck said...

Drool drool drool.

Chiara said...

Looks amazing Mary!A perfect recipe,thanks for sharing...Have a good day...

Silvia said...

Espectacular tarta. La foto es impresionante y el sabor... me imagino que indescriptible.

Besos.

teresa said...

i love everything about this tart, from the crust to the filling, gorgeous and delicious!

ARLENE said...

Your caveats are appreciated. What a gorgeous tart! I love the flavor profile of the custard.

Gen said...

Blueberry tart, one of my favorites!

pigpigscorner said...

What a cute name for a book. The tart looks gorgeous!

saffronandhoney.com said...

Looks scrumptious!

Stepmom said...

This looks too good to eat!! love it :-)

Miriam said...

My, oh my that looks so perfectly delicious! A must try for an upcoming dinner party, thanks! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

LV said...

Dropping by to see what you were going to serve us on Blue Monday. One thing for sure, it looks delicious.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I have never seen such a gorgeous tart! Wow!Very impressive!

Swathi said...

Perfect awesome tart, beautiful.

Linda Starr said...

Not sure how I missed this one, but blueberries are in season and we have been eatin them fresh, this looks devine.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

OMG, your blueberry tart looks divine! I have to make it! Thank you for sharing!

megi said...

This tart looks perfect, Mary! I have never made a tart with a sour cream filling before, I am bookmarking this recipe to try as soon as the fresh local blueberries make their appearance.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wow, does that look yummy or what!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Oooh,This lovely tart looks wonderful! I can imagine the whole
flavors mixed together. I'm sure it would be a delicious tart to taste :)

Have a lovely day,

Aldy.

Elsa said...

Wow, this tart is stunning!

Angela said...

This is so lovely. I have been eating fresh blueberries like candy all day, so I was thrilled to see this post.

Victor said...

This is a lovely tart. I never had great success with cookie dough.

Love the choice of filling. I always had a hard time of imagining putting sour cream in filling. Not too sure why.

Buttercup said...

Pie/cookie dough is not my friend. A lot of flour would be harmed in attempts to make this. It is beautiful and I know your recipe was great.

Ryan said...

So beautiful and so perfect for a summer dessert! I so wish I had a piece right now. My husband would love this as he loves anything with blueberries!

Cindy said...

I sure is pretty, I'll give it a go. Thanks for the tip on the frozen berries.

The Harried Cook said...

Mary, everything you create is a work of art! I love how picture perfect this tart is. The recipe sounds very good, and I appreciate all the honest advice you've shared! Thanks for another awesome post!

JasmyneTea said...

OMGosh, I wish I could have a piece right now! It looks SO incredible. Oh well, I'll just have to try making it :)

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Beautiful... Blueberries are abundant and I would looooove to get a piece of it. Not just a compliment, I really want it!! ;-) Very beautiful piece. I love it.

clavs said...

Happy BM! sorry for the late visit. mine is here sis! : http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/blue-monday.html
clavs

Cooking Creation said...

Oh, now I'm wishing I would have picked up some blueberries when I went out yesterday! I will definitely be making this! It's so pretty, too! Thanks for sharing :)

Pegasuslegend said...

good lord I almost missed this one! But no more... I didn't realize I wasn't following you all these years thought I was!...I certainly am now... this is luscious and just perfect for wowing the family and guests lovely presentation! I love your blog!

lena said...

this looks stunning! i dont think anyone would skip having this when they see this incredible tart!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm thrilled, Mary!!! I can do cookie dough crusts so much better than pie crust. And, I'd be more than willing to give this a try because, my oh my, your pictures are absolutely stunning!

Thank you so much for your valuable commentary and for sharing this recipe...

Joanne said...

That tart is just gorgeous! I've yet to make one but really want to because they always look so elegant!

meeshiesmom said...

OMG! This looks so good! I have tons of blueberries too.

Rosita Vargas said...

querida maría esta receta es muy bella yo adoro los arándanos y todos los blueberries ,quiero y siempre lo he hecho felicitarte por la perfecta mordida que sigas como siempre y muchas bendiciones,cariños y abrazos.

chefpandita.com said...

This is the prettiest tart I've seen in a while! Off I go to amazon to see if I can find a rectangular tart pan. Happy Wednesday! xoxo

The Honey Nut said...

I love how you used red current jelly and fresh berries in the topping. The tart looks gorgeous!! Perfect for summer :)

My Little Space said...

Oooo... I am loving this! Do you think Bob will love if you switch the topping to strawberry or cherry. ha... If he ever complain anything, just save the whole tart form me, will you! haha.... Have a great day, Mary.
Kristy

Foodycat said...

That looks absolutely amazing! Such a perfect picture.

Young Adventures... said...

Mary thanks again for sharing the recipe. I used the crust recipe for a tart that I made for the holiday weekend. It was a HUGE hit with my family!

Chelsea said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! I don't know how I missed this post. That tart looks GORGEOUS!

Mmmh...tartas de Bea said...

i'm searching the best blueberry pie!! i will try this for sure!

mother said...

Il tuo sito é una meraviglia.
E' la torta che cercavo. Adoro tutti i frutti di bosco.
A presto!

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