Blackberry tart made completely from scratch! Fresh berries, homemade tart crust shell - you'll fall in love with this beautiful French dessert. This recipe uses 9 inch or 9.5 inch tart shell.
I once had way too many fresh blackberries (and they were not even that sweet), and this blackberry tart was a perfect recipe to use them all to bring out the best in berries! The tart turned out great, with fresh berries bursting in color and flavor in all of their glory, and with the lemon zest adding just the right amount of "oomph".
So, if you have lots of blackberries, this is the right recipe to use them!
How to make tart shell
I have a separate, very detailed tutorial on how to make the sweet tart shell from scratch. Use 9 inch or 9.5 inch tart pan. Follow this tutorial's instructions to bake the tart shell.
How to make sweet tart filling
In this recipe, we are making sweet blackberry filling for our tart shell.
In a large bowl, toss 4 cups of blackberries, 1 cup of white sugar, ½ cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon lemon zest lemon zest. Combine and mix thoroughly. That's it! Your blackberry filling is ready!
How to assemble and bake blackberry tart
Spoon this blackberry filling into the cooled tart shell. Top with the remaining 1 cup of blackberries. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons white sugar over the berries, and then sprinkle thinly chopped cold butter on top, too.
Place the blackberry tart on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch any juices) and bake for 30-40 minutes in the preheated oven at 350 F until filling starts to bubble. If crust starts to brown too much, place a piece of aluminum foil over the tart.
This blackberry tart becomes even more exceptional when served warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Blackberry tart recipe
- 5 cups blackberries fresh, not frozen
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon butter , cold, chopped thinly
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
How to make tart crust shell from scratch
- Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.
- Prebake the 9 inch or 9.5 inch tart crust at 400 Fahrenheit for 20 or 30 minutes according to my super detailed tutorial how to make tart crust shell from scratch. Let the tart shell cool slightly.
How to make blackberry filling
- In a bowl, toss 4 cups of blackberries, 1 cup sugar, ½ cup flour, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon lemon zest. Combine thoroughly.
How to assemble blackberry tart
- Spoon this mixture into the cooled tart shell. Top with the remaining 1 cup of blackberries. Sprinkle 1 or 2 tablespoons white sugar over the berries, and then sprinkle thinly chopped cold butter on top, too.
- Place the tart on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch any juices) and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 F until filling starts to bubble. If crust starts to brown too much, place a piece of aluminum foil over the tart.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
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Is this recipe for 4 or 5 cups of berries as it’s saying both!
Sami, it's 5 cups of berries, divided.
First, you toss 4 cups of blackberries, 1 cup sugar, ½ cup flour, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, and then add it into the tart shell. Then you add the remaining 1 cup of berries on top. Everything is described in the directions.
I came across this recipe a few weeks ago - the first time I made it I was nervous about the temperature of the bake as I didn't want to burn the pastry case and had the oven too low - it took an extra 20 minutes to cook the filling. Second time - perfect! It's absolutely delicious - what a tart!! Give it a go and be brave on the temperature.
Rachel, thank you so much for the feedback! I am glad you've made this recipe twice and enjoyed it! 🙂 And, thank you for the 5-star rating!
The tart did not set so although tasted good it was a mess on the plate. I used the exact quality of ingredients
Susan, I am sorry to hear about that!
First I used my own frozen blackberries from last summer I sos not have quite the a ou t you called for. The crust was an organic one I bought at Grand Frais in France that I had frozen. I assured maple syrup instead of sugar same amount as sugar and added ground hazelnuts to the berries. I precooked the crust added the berry mixture cooked all for 36 min and WOw the tart was fabulous. There was no spillage at all.
I served it with Creme Fraiche . Absolutely stunning ! Will try it with own black currants next
Irina, I love your version of this blackberry tart! Adding ground hazelnuts to the berries sounds delicious! And, what a great way to serve this dessert - with Creme Fraiche. Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed and positive comment! 🙂