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Fruit desserts part one, Crumbly blueberry tart

The crumbly crust.
The crumbly crust.

A fruit dessert can be cool, fresh and delicious. The natural sweetness of fruit adds to the dessert. You can make delicious fruit desserts anytime of the year, not just in the summer. If the fruit you are cooking with is out of season the frozen variety often works wonderfully. 

Crumbly blueberry tart
Abigail Bernd


You can get frozen fruit at Super Walmart's in Lexington for great prices. They often carry frozen peaches, blueberries and strawberries. All work great in smoothies, dessert and much more.

The following recipe for crumbly blueberry tart uses frozen blueberries. It is part one in a three part series of fruit recipes. Tomorrow the recipe will be an easy spiced peaches dessert. On Friday The recipe will be for banana's foster, delicious with ice cream.  Check back for part two and three recipes. Enjoy! 


Crumbly blueberry tart


Ingredients


3/4 cup crumbled sugar cookies


2 tablespoons melted butter


2 tablespoons plus 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon sugar


1 1/2 tablespoon butter


2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed


1 1/2 tablespoon flour


1 teaspoon, plus 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


1/2 cup whipping cream


Recipe


1. In a bowl combine the melted butter, cookie crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press into a greased pie plate. Place in a freezer for at least 30 minutes to set the crust. 


2. In a pot melt the butter. Add the blueberries, flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a boil and turn down to low heat. Let simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Set the filling aside and let cool.


3.Meanwhile beat the whipping cream. When soft peaks appear add the remaining vanilla and sugar. Continue beating till stiff peaks. 


4. Spoon the blueberry mixture on top of the crust. Then spread the whip cream on top of that. Chill and serve. Serves 6. Enjoy! 

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