Fresh Blackberry and Lemon Tart

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Ingredients:

For the tart shell:

1 1/4 cups of organic all-purpose flour

1/4 cup of organic granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) of organic unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces

1 large egg yolk

For the filling:

1 cup of organic granulated sugar

3 tablespoons of organic cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon of salt

3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of organic unsalted butter

1 cup of organic heavy cream

2 cups of fresh blackberries

Instructions:

Start by making the tart shell. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg yolk and pulse until the dough comes together.

Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prick the bottom of the tart shell with a fork, line it with parchment paper, and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes.

Carefully remove the weights and parchment paper, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Let it cool completely.

For the filling, in a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the butter.

Pour the filling into the cooled tart shell. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.

In a bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the set lemon filling.

Arrange the fresh blackberries on top of the whipped cream. Your Fresh Blackberry and Lemon Tart is ready to serve!

Homegrown: If possible, consider growing your own blackberries at home or participating in a community garden.

Please note that the values provided below are approximate and should be used as a guide.

For the Tart Shell (per serving):

  • Calories: 190-220
  • Fat: 12-14g
  • Carbohydrates: 19-22g
  • Protein: 2-3g

For the Filling (per serving):

  • Calories: 220-250
  • Fat: 8-10g
  • Carbohydrates: 38-42g
  • Protein: 1-2g

For the Topping (per serving):

  • Calories: 50-60
  • Fat: 4-6g
  • Carbohydrates: 3-4g
  • Protein: 0g

The total calories for one serving of the Fresh Blackberry and Lemon Tart (including the tart shell, filling, and topping) is approximately 460-530 calories.