I planned to bring the dessert to our family's Father's Day cookout. I thought chocolate, though awesome, would be too heavy and rich for a cookout. Fruit would be great for summer, but what to choose between pie, parfait, or an ice cream fruit sauce? I opted for a tart, and the blueberries seemed the way to go. There are so many recipes out there, but I found one that I really wanted to try at My Plate or Yours?
After reading the recipe I found that 98.8% of the work (I did the math) was in the crust. Crazy, right?
Step 1: Mix the ingredients.
It called for butter (not the shortening that I am used to in pie crusts) and an egg yolk, so this was new for me.
I will say, the dough was very easy to work with.
Step 2: Sprinkle of flour, wrap in plastic, chill 1 hour.
Step 3: Roll the dough and fit it to a tart pan.
Step 4: Chill for 30 more minutes.
Step 5: Bake for 30 minutes filled with rice.
Step 6: Remove rice and bake some more.
Step 7: Cool the shell so it can be filled.
After investing 3 hours in this dessert I questioned whether the tart was really going to be worth it. A pie sure would have been easier.
The filling was easy. Buttermilk, eggs, lemon. Yummy. All the ingredients, all at once, into the food processor. Ta-da and done. I told you all the work was in the crust.
The last step was to fill the shell with blueberries and to pour the buttermilk filling over top and bake.
I wish I had taken a better after shot, but I was whipped and it was dark. This is it. I didn't even get a shot of it out of its pan and on a plate! I was tired.
Now, the answer to the big question. Was it worth it? Absolutely. When we cut into it on Father's Day, and I tasted that crust I knew I would make it again. I can't describe it. Just amazing. It may have made it into my regular summer rotation. Check out the recipe at My Plate or Yours?