French Blueberry Tart

French Blueberry Tart

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The pate brisee is crumbly and light, like freshly baked biscuit, and although it is very easy to prepare, this is the kind of dessert that always gives me a sense of achievement.
Servings: 6
Calories: 643

Ingredients
 

  • 8 3/4 oz flour
  • 6 oz butter cut into small knobs, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unrefined caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp water

for the filling:

  • 1.1 lb blueberries or other berries stalks removed
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/3 oz unrefined caster sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 6 floz double cream
  • 1 oz flour
  • 1 dessertspoonful creme de cassis

Instructions

  • Rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. It really helps to work in a cool kitchen and have cool fingers.
  • Mix in the sugar. Then add the egg and water, using a round-ended knife in a cutting motion to combine the ingredients until they form into a pastry ball.
  • Put the pastry ball on to a cool, floured work surface and lightly knead with the palm of your hand for a minute, to ensure a smooth pastry. Wrap and place in the fridge to rest for 40 minutes.
  • Lightly butter a 25 cm push-up-bottom flan tin. Dust a cool surface with flour and roll out the chilled pastry to more than fit the tin (because you do not want to have to stretch it). As this is a high-butter-content pastry, take care not to let the pastry stick to the surface - keep dusting lightly with flour.
  • Line the tin with the rolled-out pastry with the excess lying over the edges, and to trim it, simply roll the pin over the flan tin. Return the pastry to the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.
  • Place the berries in the chilled pastry case. Mix together the eggs, sugar, cream, flour and cassis until smooth and pour over the fruit. Lightly sprinkle with a little extra sugar and bake for 35 minutes. Serve cold, if you can wait.
Calories: 643 kcal
Carbohydrates: 72 g
Protein: 9 g
Fat: 37g
Saturated Fat: 22 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 183 mg
Sodium: 247 mg
Potassium: 173 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 32 g
Vitamin A: 1307 IU
Vitamin C: 8 mg
Calcium: 51 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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