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Blueberry Lemon Curd Tart

A sweet and tangy springtime tart with lemon curd and blueberries.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, dessert, lemon, lemon curd, tart
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

Bluebery Compote

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 oz water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Lemon Curd

  • 6 each Egg Yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 4 oz cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest

Instructions

To make the Blueberry Compote

  • Put two cups of blueberries in a small pot with the sugar.
  • Mix the water and cornstarch in a small cup and add to the pot with the blueberries.
  • Over medium heat, stir and cook until the sauce thickens and the berries begin to burst and extrude their juice, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and gently mix in the remaining 1 cup of berries. Allow to cool.

To make the Lemon Curd:

  • Grate the lemon zest first; use the skin of a fresh, clean lemon, using only the yellow part, avoiding the white pith. Then squeeze the lemons for their juice.
  • Strain the yolks through a fine seive into a small pot and mix with the sugar.  Add the lemon juice. Cook on medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Do not boil. Turn off the heat and whisk in the butter pieces. Whisk in the lemon zest. Allow to cool in the refrigerator.

To Assemble the Tart:

  • Bake a tart shell or use a pre-made pie shell.
  • I used the same recipe I used for my strawberry chocolate ganache tart.
  • Into a cooled tart shell, pour the lemon curd and spread evenly. Top with the cooked blueberries, taking care not to mix it into the lemon curd. Refrigerate until serving.