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Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Blueberry Love

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade." ~Gertrude Jekyll

Summer seems to be in full swing. I made this yummy blueberry tart yesterday and there wasn't a sad taster. Happy Friday!!!


flour for the work surface
1 8-ounce sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 cups blueberries


Heat oven to 375° F. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the sheet of pastry and roll it into a 10-by-12-inch rectangle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Using the tip of a knife, score a 1-inch border around the pastry without cutting all the way through. Brush the border with the egg and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Bake until golden and puffed, 18 to 22 minutes.

Using the tip of a knife, rescore the border of the cooked pastry without cutting all the way through. Gently press down on the center of the pastry sheet to flatten it. Let cool to room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the cream, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of the confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly within the borders of the pastry.

Arrange the blueberries in a single layer over the filling and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar.
*I used reduced fat cream cheese to help with the calories and cut the confectioners sugar to 2 tablespoons instead of 3. I also added extra blueberries, probably closer to three cups. I love blueberries and had a lot touse. You could also add strawberries for a patriotic look and more fruit!
{Photo courtesy of Real Simple magazine...perhaps mine didn't look quite as perfect!}


  1. Oh good heavens, that looks & sounds delicious. Of course, Joshua has always said I'd eat my own foot if it had cream cheese on it. Nice.

  2. My invite must have come while I was gone & Mr. Potts tossed it?

    I love blueberries & that sounds wonderful!

  3. We're hoping to go blueberry picking this next week, and this would be an absolutely perfect use of the berries! Your blog timing couldn't be more perfect. The fact that I also have an absurd love of all things puff pastry makes me want this dessert even more.


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