Go ahead, indulge yourself. These gorgeous blueberry tartelettes are rich and creamy, fragrant with lemon, bursting with fruit and not-too-decadent. Why? The luscious filling is 100 percent yogurt, not cream cheese or mascarpone. The trick is to choose a full fat Greek-style yogurt. It’s thick and silky, with a tang that perfectly offsets mellow, inky blueberries. The crust is a traditional graham cracker crust, which, yes, has brown sugar and butter (as any self respecting graham cracker crust should). So these tarts are just a little bit wicked, but it’s a dessert after all, and what’s wrong with being a tad naughty anyway?
Blueberry Lemon Tartelettes
Makes 1 10-inch tart or 8 individual tartelettes
10 ounces graham crackers (or sweet digestive biscuits)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups whole milk Greek-style yogurt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 cups blueberries
Lemon zest for garnish
Heat oven to 350 F. (180 C.) Combine the graham crackers, sugar, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process until crumbly. Add butter and pulse until the crust is blended and beginning to stick. If using a tart pan, dump the crumbs into a 10-inch gratin dish or tart pan, pressing with fingers evenly over the bottom and up the sides. If using individual tart dishes or ramekins, divide the crumbs between 4 ounce ramekins and press the crumbs evenly over the bottoms and up the sides. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake in oven until crust begins to turn golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a rack.
While the crust is cooling, whisk the yogurt, sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Pour the yogurt into the cooled crust, smoothing the top. Dot the yogurt with blueberries. Garnish with lemon zest. Refrigerate until serving, up to 4 hours.
If you like this, you might enjoy these recipes:
Black and Blueberry Clafoutis from TasteFood
Blueberry Oat Quick Bread from the Kitchn
Blueberry Crumble Bars from TasteFood
Blueberry Sorbet from Simply Recipes
Pear, Plum and Blueberry Crisp from TasteFood