blueberry tart

Blueberry Tart

This Blueberry Tart recipe is all about fresh berries and pure blueberry flavor.  The tart shell is perfectly crumbly, sweetened appropriately as to not overwhelm the berries. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 284 kcal


Tart Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter cold unsalted
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blueberry Tart Filling

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups blueberries (1 cup for boiling with water, 2 1/2 cups for adding to cooked berries, 1/2 cup for scattering on top)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest finely grated
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Make tart shell:

  1. Pre-bake the tart shell according to this Tart Crust recipe. After you baked the tart shell according to that recipe, cool the tart crust completely. I often pre-bake the tart shell the day before I make the tart filling.

Make blueberry filling:

  1. Mix corn starch with water in a small cup.

  2. In a small pan, combine 1/4 cup of water with 1 cup of berries, bring to boil, then cook on medium-low for about 10 minutes or longer until blueberries start breaking down and water becomes dark with color from blueberries.

  3. Add corn starch mixture from step 1, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar and continue cooking, mixing constantly, for 5-10 minutes on medium until blueberry mixture thickens and water is reduced.

  4. Add 2 1/2 cups of fresh berries, mix well. Remove from heat and using spoon, pour blueberry mixture evenly into cooled tart shell. Scatter 1/2 cup (or a little more) of fresh blueberries on top.

Recipe Notes

Blueberry Filling adapted from Martha Stewart.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.