Monday, April 1, 2013

Rustic Blackberry Tart

My mom loves blackberries almost as much as I love blueberries!  See my post about blueberries here.  She is coming to visit for her Spring Break and when I saw this recipe a few months ago, I marked my calendar to make it for her but with a twist.  You see, this originally called for raspberries, which would be equally as good, but for my momma, it's gotta be blackberries!

Rustic Blackberry Tart 


1 1/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk

5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
9 ounces blackberries
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Egg Wash:
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon milk

powdered confectioners' sugar
vanilla ice cream (optional)


In a large bowl, mix flour and sugar.  Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the milk and mix gently until it can be shaped into a ball.  Shape dough into a round ball and flatten, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, and lemon zest.  Add berries and roll them in the mixture until coated.  (You will use the butter later.)

Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface until 1/4 inch thick and about 12 inches round.  Place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.  Mound berries in the center of the dough leaving 1 1/2 inches uncovered around the edge.  Gently fold the dough up to meet the berries and drizzle with melted butter.

Egg Wash:
Mix egg and milk then brush dough with mixture.  Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the crust is golden brown.  Let cool and dust with powdered sugar.  Serve warm or at room temperature...with vanilla ice cream, if you choose!

Recipe adapted from this one on


As a side note, here is a funny little convo I had with my husband...

He says, "Can you believe I haven't had a cupcake?"
I reply, "No, actually I can't!"

A few hours later...

He says, "So, we have dessert at home?"
I reply, "I thought you weren't eating sweets?"
He responds, "But you made a tart..."

Gotta love him!


  1. Your lucky momma! She gets to visit with her adorable grandson and get a special treat!? She's not going to want to leave! :)

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! Blackberries are a favorite of mine, and they really remind me of summertime which I love! The rustic ease of this crust makes me really want to try out your recipe. I also like your blog name a cute!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Leslie! You should definitely try the recipe! Let me know how it turns out! The crust was much easier than I expected and you don't even need a tart pan. It took me a long time to come up with the blog name but after lots of thought and prayer, it just clicked! Happy baking :)


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