Blueberry Tart from Terry Walters

A summer tart with an easy almond meal crust.

blueberry-tart04Good-bye wheat, refined sugar and butter and welcome in summer’s berry bounty with this great recipe from Terry Walter’s upcoming cookbook.

CRUST

2 cups almond meal
2
tablespoons maple syrup
1
tablespoon virgin coconut oil
Pinch of sea salt
1
teaspoon almond extract

FILLING

1 cup apple juice
2
tablespoons
arrowroot powder
1⁄2
cup maple syrup
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1⁄4
teaspoon almond extract
Zest of 1 lemon
Pinch of sea salt
2
cups blueberries

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil 9-inch tart pan.

PREPARING CRUST

Place almond meal in large mixing bowl. In small skillet over medium-low heat, whisk together maple syrup, coconut oil and salt until oil melts. Whisk in almond extract and remove from heat. Pour this mixture over the almond meal and fold to incorporate all ingredients. Transfer dough to tart pan and press to form crust. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and, using the back of a wooden spoon, gently press down any puffed areas of crust. Set crust on wire rack to cool.

Cookbook author Terry Walters

Cookbook author Terry Walters

PREPARING FILLING

In small bowl, whisk together 1⁄2 cup apple juice with arrowroot and set aside. In medium Dutch oven over medium heat, combine remaining 1⁄2 cup apple juice with maple syrup, lemon juice, almond extract, lemon zest and salt and bring to simmer. Add 1 cup blueberries and stir until berries start to pop and liquid turns red/blue. Reduce heat to low and whisking continuously, pour arrowroot-juice mixture into berry mixture. When liquid is thick, remove from heat and fold in remaining blueberries. Pour into crust, spread evenly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set.

Serves 8

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