Tyler Florence has many wonderful dessert recipes using fresh fruit -especially berries - that all seem to really bring out the flavors of the fruit and make the dessert shine. This recipe is no exception. Tyler's tart has a wonderful burst of lemon flavor accentuated by the sweetness of the blueberries. It's a perfect summer dessert!
The dough couldn't be any easier to mix and handle. I didn't have any difficulty with it, at all. Instead of making one big tart, I decided to make little bite-sized mini tarts using a muffin pan. I cut my dough into 2 inch circles and pressed them into the pan, added a few blueberries to each baked shell and then the lemon filling. They turned out great!
Tyler Florence's Blueberry-Lemon Tart
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp. sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1 egg, separated
2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. ice water
Pulse the flour, sugar, and salt together in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until the dough resembles cornmeal. Add the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons ice water and pulse again until the dough pulls together. Shape the dough into a ball and flatten into a disc. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.