Pies & Tarts

Blueberry Almond Tart

Blueberry and almonds go so well together. Serve blueberry almond tart with tea for an afternoon treat or indulge yourself with a slice for breakfast.

A slice of blueberry almond tart on a white dessert plate with e blue dotted border. The thin golden crust holds a golden almond filling dotted with blueberries. The words "blueberry almond tart" are at the top

I’m not a huge fan of raw blueberries but I love them when they’re cooked. Baking brings out the tart, juicy flavor. Blueberry almond tart combines tart blueberries and lemons with smooth almonds. The almonds also make the filling moist.

I went to Macau at the end of last week. I’ve never been so I was looking forward to visiting a new place. It’s main claim to fame is as a gambling center. I’m not much of a gambler but I love history and Macau has an interesting one. It was settled by the Portuguese who intermarried with the local Chinese creating a culture that is a mix of both.

A slice of blueberry almond tart on a white dessert plate with a blue dotted border is at the front of the photo. The rest of the tart is at the back of the photo and is out of focus. The thin golden crust holds a moist golden almond filling dotted with blueberries. The plates sit on a navy blue cloth and the words "blueberry almond tart" are at the top of the photo.

I was presenting a paper at a conference so I didn’t have much time for sightseeing but Macau is pretty small. I did get to see the University of Macau. The campus is only 3 years old and it’s beautiful. I also got to walk through the old city and sample some Chinese almond cookies that were still warm. I’ve got to figure those out.

A friend of ours who lives there took us out for the most amazing sangrias. This place filled a pitcher with ice. Then filled it about half full with red wine. They added maybe half a cup of orange juice and shots of about 8 liquors including gin, triple sec, peach and I didn’t catch the rest.

A whole blueberry almond tart sits on a white plate. The crust is golden brown and the almond filling is golden brown at the edges fading to yellow in the middle. The tart is dotted with blueberries and dusted with powdered sugar. The plate sits on a navy tablecloth and the words "Blueberry Almond Tart" are at the top of the photo.

They topped it with about 1/3 cup finely chopped apples and filled the rest of the pitcher (about 1/4 of the pitcher) with dry ginger ale.  It was amazingly smooth.

Since I didn’t get back home till 1 AM, I needed something easy for the post today. Blueberry Almond Tart fit the bill. I made it this morning and had slice for a late breakfast. I’m having a second slice with my tea right now. That leaves just enough for breakfast tomorrow.

A whole blueberry almond tart on a white plate viewed from above. The pale golden crust is filled with a pale golden almond filling polka-dotted with blueberries. Powdered sugar is sprinkled on top. The background of the photo is blue and the words "Blueberry Almond Tart" are at the top.

This recipe makes a 7 inch tart but if you want a 9 inch tart, just double the ingredients.

Yield: 1 small tart (7.25")

Blueberry Almond Tart



  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tablespoon cold water


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup ground almonds
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon curd
  • ¼ cup blueberries


  1. Mix together flour, salt and powdered sugar. Cut in butter until you have fine crumbs. Mix in egg yolk and enough cold water to form a dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Lightly grease 7.5 inch tart pan. Roll out pastry dough into a circle about 8.5 inches in diameter. Fit into tart pan and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Cut a circle of parchment paper and place on top of chilled pastry. Add pie weights and bake at 325°F for 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  4. Mix sugar, butter, flour, and finely ground almonds together. Add in egg and lemon curd. Fill the prepared pastry with the filling and press blueberries into the filling to make polka dots.
  5. Bake at 325°F for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let cool in the pan. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.


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