Lemon Blueberry Tartlets…Such A Steal…
Why were these cute little tartlets a steal? As soon as Meeta posted the round up for her Monthly Mingle Birthday Bang, I started going through each post, each time more tempted than the next, (such beautiful creations), until I stumbled upon Asha's Strawberry Yogurt Pie.
I don’t particularly like baked or cooked strawberries, unless in jams or preserves, and I had an abundance of blueberries and plenty of yogurt, so the decision to include them into our sunday brunch spread was easy.
Old Chef liked them so much that he wants "plenty" , which in his world means anywhere from 100-200, for an event next week….arghhhh!
The pie is easy to put together, has great flavor and very versatile as far as ingredients used. I made mini tartlets instead of mini ones since we already had plenty to share and the cute factor certainly helped make the table a little bit more inviting but feel free to make one large pie. Either way you will not be disappointed!
Lemon Blueberry Tartlets, adapted from Asha:
For the crust:
6 Tb butter at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
grated zest of one lemon
In a food processor, combine the butter and sugar. Add the egg and blend well. Combine the flour, lemon zest and baking powder and mix them into the wet ingredients to form a soft dough.With flour-dusted fingers, pat the sticky dough into the bottom of a pie pan or individual tartlet molds. Push the dough up to cover the sides of the pan.
Refrigerate until you make the filling.
For the filling:
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen.
Mix all the filling ingredients except the blueberries until smooth.
Put the berries into the pie shell or mini ones and gently pour the fillings so the berries are coated and evenly distributed.
Bake for 50 or 60 minutes, at 350 until the crust is lightly golden and the custard has set.
For the mini ones, 30 minutes were plenty.
Mandy June 13, 2007 um 3:16 am
the tarts look lovely! I am intrigued with the use of yogurt and fruit as filling in the tarts.Will low fat yogurt works here?
Anh June 13, 2007 um 4:18 am
Helene, I was drawn to Asha’s recipe, too. Now that you have tested it, I’ll definitely make it!
lululu June 13, 2007 um 4:31 am
Yummmmmmmmmmmmm, I’m now craving for my after-dinner dessert. And I really wanna have your tarlet now!!!! Three please!!! 😛
Unknown June 13, 2007 um 4:49 am
the pictures are so perfect, it’s hard to resist baking these beautiful babies! you rule.
leonine194 June 13, 2007 um 5:32 am
i like the 1st picture, they are just so yummy!
Meeta K. Wolff June 13, 2007 um 6:02 am
Helene, you are ingenious! The flavors in these tarts sound amazing. I just bought a huge basket of blueberries and think a few of these tarts will be easy to make. They look sooo cute.
Anonymous June 13, 2007 um 6:17 am
They look absolutely marvellous! And with the filling being yoghurt, it’d be less calories than a custard as well! Winning on all fronts 🙂
Rebuke June 13, 2007 um 7:25 am
Mmmm, blueberries. I’ve always wanted to try baking blueberry tarts, but blueberries are so expensive in Ireland.
I love your tartletts, they’re so professional looking. Really cute 🙂
Anonymous June 13, 2007 um 7:55 am
I prefer mini tartlets! Blueberries? I can’t resist!
Nora B. June 13, 2007 um 8:01 am
ooohhh…those are way too tempting. I want some NOW. Looking at your blog is getting too dangerous for me… 😉
Anonymous June 13, 2007 um 8:01 am
I love how they’re so small and cute, they can fit on a spoon! That means I can eat a lot right? 😉
Rosa's Yummy Yums June 13, 2007 um 8:03 am
They look wonderful and very lovely! I love blueberries so much…
Warda June 13, 2007 um 10:53 am
They are so adorable Helene. Lemon and blueberries, that sounds refreshing. Gorgeous pictures.
Aimée June 13, 2007 um 12:15 pm
YUM! I love the fact that there is yogurt in the filling. These are adorable.
Anonymous June 13, 2007 um 12:44 pm
I find the filling very original with yogurt, I wonder if it would turn the same with another fruit such as pears (we are in full season down here)
Stella June 13, 2007 um 2:37 pm
I’ve never cuter tartlets other than yours, they’re perfectly made & their crust didn’t miss an inch!
Deborah June 13, 2007 um 3:04 pm
I really need to get some mini tart pans – these are just too cute!!!
Inne June 13, 2007 um 3:17 pm
They look so cute and gorgeous Helene. I’m sure if I had a pile of these in the kitchen it would magically disappear in the wink of an eye!
Cheryl June 13, 2007 um 3:44 pm
Now I know what to do with the leftover blueberries I had. They are adorable.
Cynthia June 13, 2007 um 5:17 pm
Such perfect little treats. Small enough to make one not feel too guilty 🙂
Mrs.E June 13, 2007 um 5:38 pm
Thank you for your visit 🙂
Oh my goodness! I am on a sugar hide just reading your posts. What a wonderful blog you have here…and such amazing recipes. I will definitely have to give these tarlets a try. They look scrumptious. Thank you for sharing.
Jes June 13, 2007 um 5:41 pm
Thanks! Switching to the bakery was the best decision I’ve made in awhile…if only my checkbook thought so too!
Those tartlettes look amazing. I love all things miniature and blueberries are so summery. 🙂
Anonymous June 13, 2007 um 6:30 pm
I have such a weakness for mini-tarts. I like to take little bites out of them. The yoghurt in the filling is intriguing.
Patricia Scarpin June 13, 2007 um 7:32 pm
These are so cute, Helen! And I’m always interested in good tart crust recipes!
FH June 13, 2007 um 7:49 pm
They are so gorgeous!! Glad you enjoyed the little tartlettes.Thank you for trying my recipe.Enjoy:))
Peabody June 13, 2007 um 11:09 pm
I think you and I are obsessed with all things mini 🙂
Looks good and tasty. I agree about the strawberries, I really only like them in jams…unless they are dried.
Anonymous June 14, 2007 um 12:36 pm
Oh Helene, I just love your mini-tarts – and between you and me, my favourite part about mini-tarts is the ratio of crust to filling – it’s perfect!
Betty Jo June 14, 2007 um 6:44 pm
These are lovely and I soooo love lemon. Will definitely have to try them.
Anonymous June 15, 2007 um 1:40 am
Oh so cute! And I just love the lemon blueberry combo!
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) June 16, 2007 um 12:10 pm
I always keep tiny puff pastry shells in my freezer, because I’m not much of a baker. I think those would work really well with this lovely lemon blueberry filling. Oh goodie!
Anonymous June 16, 2007 um 12:42 pm
miam, comme elles sont belles tes tartelettes!!
Anonymous June 16, 2007 um 3:43 pm
THAT is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, including puppies, kittens and babies!