Blueberry lemon curd shortbread tart

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Author Notes: Blueberry lemon curd shortbread tartOh Sweet Day!

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Serves 10

Shortbread Curst

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling

  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 4 pieces eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. To prepare crust, sift the flour and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and powdered sugar in a bowl of a standing mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Gather dough and form a dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to chill.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a tart pan with a removable bottom.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Line the prepared pan with the rolled dough. Leave a tiny overhand of dough. Use a small kitchen knife to trim the excess and to score the tops of the tart.
  7. Bake the crust for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the edge is lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and let the crust cool completely before removing from the pan.
  9. To prepare lemon curd, mix lemon zest and sugar with a fork.
  10. In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugar mixture and beat together. Add the eggs, lemon juice and salt and mix together until thoroughly combined.
  11. Pour the mixture into a pan and cook over low heat while stirring constantly for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the curd starts to thicken and coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  12. Remove from heat. Push the lemon curd through the sieve and into a bowl to make it super smooth. Pour the lemon curd into the cooled tart shell, and place it in refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
  13. Top with blueberries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

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