Blueberry Sour Cream Tart

January 24, 2016
1 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

This is an easy and relatively quick tart as its crust, which is cakey rather than flaky, requires no rolling. In other words, it’s perfect if you’re somewhat pastry-challenged like me. Blackberries, pitted cherries or raspberries work well too. (Loosely based on a raspberry crème fraiche tart by Deborah Madison, with many alterations made over the years.) —amysarah

What You'll Need
  • Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • Filling
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2.5 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons Demerara sugar (or granulated light brown sugar)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Crust: whisk flour and salt. In a separate larger bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and lemon zest. Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  3. Scrape into a 10" tart pan and spread evenly, pushing it higher at the edges to form a rim. (I usually use a porcelain quiche pan, but you can also use a foil wrapped metal tart pan with a removable bottom.)
  4. Filling: whisk together the sour cream, sugar, egg, vanilla and nutmeg until well blended.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust, keeping within its rim. Scatter the blueberries fairly evenly over the top, and sprinkle with the Demerara sugar (granulated light brown, or even white will work too.)
  6. Bake in the center of the oven for 40-50 minutes, until the filling is set and the crust is light brown. Cool on a rack before serving. (I serve it directly from the porcelain baking dish, but if you used a metal tart pan, remove it when cooled to room temp.)
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carolee July 5, 2019
There is clearly a mistake in this recipe. I followed the directions exactly. Three eggs, plus 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar do NOT make any kind of a crust that can be shaped. It makes a soup! The flour/egg ratio is clearly off. What should it be?