Oooey, Gooey Blueberry Tarts

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yes, yes. I did make these before. 'Cept last time I forgot to grease the tins and the tarts got stuck and crumbled to bits and for some reason all landed in my belly.

I'll share the recipe again for my new readers and I'll add a few tips that helped mine turn out perfect this time around.

Oooey, Gooey Blueberry Tarts
12 tarts (That's 6 each if you share with a friend, hee hee.)


5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
l lb Tenderflake lard
1 tbsp vinegar
1 egg, lightly beaten

Mix together flour and salt. Cut in Tenderflake lard with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles course oatmeal. In a one cup measure, combine vinegar and egg and add cold water to make one cup. Gradually stir liquid into flour/lard mixture. Gather into a ball. Divide into portions and wrap unused portions in for refrigerator or freezer. Roll dough onto floured surface. Cut out 12 tart shells using a 4'' round cookie cutter. Fold tart shells into greased cupcake/muffin tin.


2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix the berries, sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch together. Spoon mixture evenly into tart shells. Cut the butter into small pieces and dot the top of the tarts. Refrigerate tarts for 15-20 minutes while the oven is preheating. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Allow the tarts to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pans.


1. Don't forget to grease the tins!!!! If you don't, your pastry will stick and you will crush your tarts to bits trying to get them out.

2. Don't fill the tart shells too full since the filling bubbles and rises and looks all crazy-like during the last ten minutes of baking. If they're too full the filling will spill out over the edges and make a mess.

3. Allow the tarts to cool for a few minutes but don't wait so long that the filling starts to harden. If any of the filling is touching the tin it will stick and make them hard to get out.

4. Chill the tarts before putting them in the oven. Don't ask questions. Just do it!

5. Don't eat anything for the whole day until these come out of the oven. Then they'll taste extra-super-duper good.

P.S. I like pastry a LOT so I make my shells nice n' thick. Oh yeah.

P.S.S. Did you know that milk tastes better when you drink it out of an old (but clean) jar? It really, truly does.


  1. Mmmm...looks super duper delicious :)

  2. I laughed when you said don't eat anything for a whole day.

  3. Those look so good!!! I love pastries too!!!

  4. Mmm..they look delicious! I was in a little antique store the other day and found something with you in mind :) hee hee,,,now I will make you wonder.....anyways, if you are interested in my poppin it in the mail to you, I would need your address please. Have a wonderful Monday !! :)

  5. these are adorable! I am dying to make them, and might well all too soon. I fear these would be rather addictive little things :) Beautiful post!

  6. Those look so delicious and beautiful!

  7. These are so cute and look sooo yummy!

  8. auntie gailAugust 09, 2011

    oooohhhhhh i was so close to having one of these lol!


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