29 July 2014

Recipes XXVI: Blueberry Pineapple Rustic Tart

Our CSA (community supported agriculture) was really laying the blueberries to us. I love blueberries. We had two pints and I wasn't sure we could eat all of those before they lost their luster. I had one jar of pineapple left from last year's canning extravaganza. A plan started a-brewin' in my mind. I thought the sweetness of the pineapple would meld well with the tartness of the blueberries. It worked! And it was a beautiful piece de resistance!

Blueberry Pineapple Rustic Tart

 Serves 8

2 pints of fresh blueberries
16 oz of crushed pineapple
4 tbsp corn starch
1/8 cup of turbinado

1 3/4 cups spelt, white/wheat, unbleached and/or wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
5 tbsp room temp butter
1/3-1/4 cup cold water
2 tbsp turbinado

Roll out crust into a circular shape. Flour lightly and place onto silicon baking sheet on pan. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Fill with the blueberry pineapple contents. While filling the center, start folding the edges of the crust over and pinching the seams shut. Place pan into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven. Serving suggestion: dust with powdered sugar and a side of vanilla ice cream.