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Rustic Blueberry Tart

Rustic Blueberry Tart

Frozen puff pastry to the rescue for a quickly assembled dessert that can be adapted as various seasonal fruit harvests arrive at the market.

Submitted by Kally Mavromatis

Ingredients

  • Refrigerated butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 quart fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package), thawed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Frozen light whipped topping, thawed (optional)

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place the berries in a bowl. Stir in the cornstarch, lemon zest and sugar substitute, making sure that all berries are well coated.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll the puff pastry into a 12 x 14-inch rectangle. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Mound the berries on the pastry, leaving a 1 ½-inch border. Fold in the four corners. Using wet fingers, bring up the border of the dough over the edge of the berries, pleating as you go to form a rustic free-form oval or rectangle. Sprinkle the berries with lemon juice.
  • Generously coat the top of the tart with cooking spray and bake 40 to 45 minutes, until the berries are cooked and the pastry is golden.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of light whipped topping, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Apple Currant Tart Variation

Substitute 3 large, peeled, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples for the berries. Add 1/4 cup dried currants that have been softened in 2 tablespoons dry sherry. Reduce the sugar substitute to 2 tablespoons. Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Bake according to the master recipe.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 140 calories (36% calories from fat)
  • 6 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat)
  • 2 g protein
  • 20 g carbohydrate
  • 3 g dietary fiber
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 70 mg sodium
  • 40 mg potassium
  • Dietary fiber

This heart-healthy recipe and more than 150 others are available from the nation's #1 heart center in the "Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook" (© 2007 Broadway Books). The cookbook is available in bookstores or online from Randomhouse.com, BN.com or Amazon.com.


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