My Dad was here tonight for dinner so I baked a special dessert to celebrate Father’s Day (a few days early).

Good enough for company, this lovely tangy tart comes together in a snap. I use my Pâte Brisée recipe for the crust, but in a pinch any pie crust (or ready-to-go pie crust from the supermarket) will do. I also call for a store-bought Lemon Curd – making this recipe super easy.

Nice alone, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this Lemon Blueberry Tart is the perfect dessert for a backyard BBQ or around the campfire.

One single-crust pie dough, Pâte Brisée or store-bought pie crust
12 oz fresh blueberries, rinsed and picked-over
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Zest from half a lemon
Juice from half a lemon
4 ounces prepared Lemon Curd (or more, to taste)

Place pastry dough into an oiled 10 or 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Chill for 30 minutes (or, covered, up to 24 hours).

Heat oven to 350°. 

Place blueberries in a small bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice and stir to evenly coat the berries. Leave to meld, about ten minutes.

Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, spread a very thin layer of lemon curd evenly over the entire bottom of the crust.

Evenly distribute the berries over the lemon curd. Berries should just cover the lemon curd in one layer.

Place tart on baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees, or until crust has browned at the edge and berries are bubbly and bursting.

Remove to rack and cool completely before serving.

Serves 6-8.

Until my next update, I remain, your sweet-tart correspondent.

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