Blueberry bakewell tart Recipe

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serves:

4 - 6

Skill:

easy

5-a-day:

1

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

45 min
plus chilling

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 360 kCal 18%
Fat 8g 11%
  -  Saturates 8gg 40%
  -  of which Sugars 15gg 17%
Salt 0.5gg 8%

Using blueberries instead of traditional raspberry jam gives this delicious Bakewell dessert a super-healthy, antioxidant-rich twist. Pure genius!

Ingredients

  • 375g (13oz) fresh shortcrust pastry
  • 100g (4oz) melted butter
  • 100g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g (4oz) ground almonds
  • 50g (2oz) toasted almonds
  • Blueberry jam
  • 125g (4½ oz) blueberries

Method

  • Roll out the pastry and line a 27cm x 19cm (11in x 7in) loose-bottomed tart tin. Prick the base and line with foil and baking beans (push the beans right to the edges). Chill for 15 mins.

  • Bake for 15 mins at 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5). Remove the beans and foil and return to the oven for 5 mins until the pastry is a pale biscuit colour.

  • Melt the butter and sugar in a pan, pour into a bowl and beat in the eggs and almonds.

  • Spread the tart case with a little jam and the blueberries, then pour the egg mixture carefully over the top. Bake in the oven for 20 mins until the mixture is golden, risen and springy to the touch.

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Top Tip

Top tip: To store, keep the tart wrapped in baking paper in an airtight box for up to 2 days.