Saturday, July 03, 2010

Blueberries and the 4th of July






Every 4th of July we always have something with blueberries....oh, we have the watermelon as well, but the berries are my favorite.
Tonight we are having Blueberry Tartlets to start the celebration off with a bang and maybe an extra pound or two! No, this is all good for you!



Blueberry Tartlets

1 C. blueberry or blackberry jam
your favorite sweet short pastry
1 C. mascarpone
1 pint of fresh blueberries

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Gently melt the jam, set aside until cooled, but still runny. Using individual tart molds, non-stick, place and form dough inside, weigh down and blind bake until lightly browned. Cool pastry cases on wire rack. Spread the base of each with plenty of mascarpone, then top with berries and runny jam. This is just too easy and so delicious! Serves 6

15 comments:

K and S said...

yummy! happy 4th!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'm a fan of patriotic desserts - beautiful! Happy 4th, Jann!

Christine said...

We love blueberries any way we can get them, Jann. What a lovely way to present them. Happy 4th!!

L Vanel said...

A feast for the eyes and soul. Thank you for sharing this recipe and for your beautiful pictures. L

Mary said...

What a fitting and beautiful dessert for the holiday. This is my first visit here, and your tarts led me to read your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did. I really love your recipes and the welcoming tone of your blog. I'll be back often. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Blessings...Mary

Jann said...

k&s-thanks for stopping by! these little tarts just hit the spot, not very filling. Just the right amount!!

Jann said...

T.W. Hope your 4th was grand! Can't wait to see what you birng back from the farm!!!

Jann said...

Christine~I am lovinig your new format on your blog. I need to borrow your son do update mine! Hope you are well!!
L Vanel~so good of you to stop by! Hope things are going well for you this summer. I need to visit your blog and catch up!!

Chef Dennis said...

what a perfect little tart...I love the marscapone! gorgeous images too!

Maro said...

Your blueberry tarts will be on our table for July 14th....my French husband *loves* les myrtilles. This is my first stop at your site, will return to see more inspired photos & recipes. Would you like to link? Maro

Simona said...

I recently also played with blueberries and mascarpone for a tart: it looks like we were on the same wavelength.

Juliana said...

Oh! The little tartlets are so cute...I too love blueberries :-)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I miss Michigan in August when the blueberries come in.
Blueberries and watermelon, love em both but the tarts would have me reaching for them first.

katiez said...

I so love blueberries! Watermelon I occasionally see here, but not blueberries. Enjoy for me!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love blueberries and your tart is gorgeous!
Sam