Wild Blueberries & Cream Tart


My little sis seems to like her new job. We'll see how she feels in 6 years (That's how long I've worked at the restaurant).
I thought she did a really good job, when I worked with her last. She even read the employee handbook. She pointed out to me one of the rules in the handbook:
No gambling on restaurant property.

We had a good chuckle about that one. We started picturing employees racing horses in the parking lot, shooting craps, and pulling out blackjack tables from their car trunks.

I had an interesting day today...I saw a man with a huge Mickey Mouse Sorcerer's Apprentice tattoo on his thigh. Honestly! Who gets a tattoo like that past the age of 7? Not that 7 year olds should be getting tattoos. This guy must have really, really liked Fantasia.


I also encountered some people that smelled like maple syrup. It was a really strong maple scent. Overpowering. I wanted to walk up to them and ask, "Haaaayy... have yooouu guys been eating pancakes? Cause ya kind of smell like syrup" but decided that was a bad idea. What if it was some kind of medical condition? Or maybe they just work in a maple syrup factory.
Oh how I wish everyone smelled like sweet, sweet maple syrup!

Well, now I'm all hungry for pancakes. No pancakes today, just a Wild Blueberries & Cream Tart. So simple and delicious, I must say. I had pie dough in the freezer that I needed to use up, so that's why it was so simple. The next couple posts will be focusing on ingredients that I need to use.


Wild Blueberries & Cream Tart

Ingredients:
Prepared pie dough
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon finely grated meyer lemon peel
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
12 ounces frozen wild blueberries, thawed, drained well

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll pie dough out onto a floured surface and fit into a 10-inch tart pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown, giving the dough a few pricks halfway through baking; cool completely.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon peel, until creamy and well combined.
In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread cream mixture over cooled crust.
Top cream with blueberries.

Yield: 6-8


49 comments:

  1. You should write a book on your restaurant experiences. They're so entertaining Emiline! The tart looks wonderful.

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  2. Your tart has such powerful contrasting colours that make it so elegant! Count me in, I love berries in any combo.

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  3. Now ain't that just yum? Cream cheese has to be one of the best food inventions.

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  4. That is a great way of using tart dough, Emiline. It looks beautiful!
    You and your sister must have loads of fun together. That's nice.

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  5. AH NO YOU DIDN'T! Why do you have to post this kind of sweet, delicious treats when I just went into a "diet"? I don't wanna have one of those love/hate relationships with you :-p

    I think I am going to turn my food fixation into gambling :-p

    It looks just delicious!

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  6. Beautiful tart, Emiline! Way to use up those ingredients! :)
    Must be fun working with your sister.

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  7. Emiline this tart looks so good, yummy!

    Maria
    x

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  8. oh emiline, why do you tease me so? i would walk at least a mile for some blueberries, i love 'em so. and then you go and put them on a bed of pie crust with a cream cheese pillow? not fair, not fair at all. :)

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  9. wouldn't it be so odd if someone created a maple syrupy fragrance and yet so delectable!
    love the pie, it looks delish. i've got ur blog linked! :) x

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  10. I have pie dough in the freezer too! This looks amazing!

    Can I just tell you how funny I think you are? I always come away from your blog with a smile on my face!

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  11. This looks sooo good! I've been trying to steer clear of chocolate and this looks like the perfect sweet fix!

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  12. I love blueberries and this recipe looks so yummy, I have heard that blueberries are really good for you too....thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe

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  13. There are worse things to smaell of:-). Oh that tart looks mighty good.

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  14. My dad would really like this, he's a big blueberry fan!

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  15. And hey, it matches your blog!

    Looks delicious. I've been thinking of making something with blueberries sometime soon.

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  16. Yum. I am trying to use up freezer stuff too, to make room for summer goodies.
    Maple syrup people. I guess that beats vinegar people.
    Good luck to sis! Keep her off the crap tables!

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  17. Beautiful Tart. Blueberries are the best and hey doesn't hurt that they are good for you too! I am still cracking up at the grown man with the Mickey Tat, stay far far away from that man!! Too funny.

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  18. And you put those ingredients to good use :)

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  19. looks delicious! I'll have to try it out.

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  20. Wow, that couldn't be any easier! It looks delicious, and I'm thinking about all of the different fruits to put on it. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Beautiful picture! Its cool how the blueberries make the tart turn purple!

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  22. Looks good and easy! I only wish the patients in the hospital I work in smelled like maple syrup.

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  23. Great idea! I love this recipe. It is easy, but I would have never thought of it! I guess that's why we all need you!!!

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  24. great straightforward recipe.
    regarding your customers, I recommend you investigate "Maple Syrup Urine Disease". haha. eew. seriously though.

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  25. Ahh, the medical condition that makes one smell of maple syrup--I wait on those with that often. Usually they are brunchers. :-)

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  26. That looks great for a clean out the freezer dish!! It is often fun trying to come up with creative ways to use bits and pieces from the fridge/freezer.

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  27. Oh how I love blueberry tarts; As to anything blueberries as well. Your tart looks beautiful, and I love the elegant colors your tart has!

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  28. How come everything you make is so gorgeous? Tell me the truth. Do you have 4 flops for every beautiful dish that you post about? I won't tell anyone.

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  29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO1HEyxjlNA

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  30. I haven't had breakfast yet and I am craving this tart. Almost like a sloppy cheesecake - yum!!

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  31. I love cream cheese and whipped cream. Must see if I can find some blueberries.
    By the way about your gallop. Lounza is the Cypriot cured meat and is absolutely the best. Hope to post about it soon.

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  32. I must say that blueberries are my favourite in pies.

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  33. Jesus....that looks like heaven in dessert form. I love blueberries...this is making me drool!

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  34. Oh yes please for a slice ;)

    This tart looks divine and what a beautiful photo :)

    Rosie x

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  35. I get tons of wonderful fruits and veggies here...So I really can't complain...
    But I do so miss blueberries!
    And I never get to the U.S. in summer to have any. (Can't leave my garden in summer ;-)))

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  36. That's a beautiful tart! That's funny about the maple syrup thing. Better than having customers smell like B.O!

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  37. So you think i should give up my idea to get a Mickey Mouse tattoo?
    Damn!... i thought it was cool.

    This is a great looking tart you've got there! Get your butt to culinary school NOW!

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  38. Ah, nothing like some good ole food porn.

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  39. wish i could peep on that fantasia like thigh :-) hehehe this tart is my hubby's fave but i never tried making one i'll try this recipe :-) and the photos look gorgeous!!

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  40. Looking at this tart makes me think of summer and fresh berries and berry picking and all of the fresh fruits and veggies that will one day come my way.

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  41. Some women who are nursing take fenugreek to increase their milk production...seriously, that'll make you sweat maple syrup scent!

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  42. I'm wild for wild blueberries (even though they make my fingers blue for two days).

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  43. My son loves blueberries. I should make your gorgeous tart for him.

    And I need to set something straight. I don't have anything against big earrings. I just don't like big, UGLY earrings! :-)

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  44. Dear Emiline,Almost die when I saw these pictures and recipe!!!! Love blueberries, here are so cost but now I find a yougourt with blueberries so delicious!!!! Love this, have a nice weekend!! Gloria

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  45. Looks so good that I would even eat this for breakfast.

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  46. Thanks for all of your wonderful comments everyone! You cracked me up.

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  47. Blueberry tart - sigh - I am in heaven. I am with you on the maple syrup people - better than smelling like B.O.

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  48. mmmmmm yum I liek the idea of this one.

    I remember back when I was young and I never wanted to work in a restaurant and now I wish I had, along with a million other things like joining the peace corp.

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  49. Oh man, that looks so good and so doable! I must give it a try.

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