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Gluten Free Summer Saskatoon Berry Tarts

The Wild Feast Blog
Perfectly balanced tarts aren't too sweet so the flavor of the berries can shine through
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Cooling Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 7 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 685 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups saskatoon berries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water + 5 tbsp, separated
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

For the tart shells

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425*F. Combine almond flour, butter, egg, and salt into a food processor or bowl. Mix until well incorporated. 
  • This amount of mixture will make a standard size tart shell, or four 4″ shells. Grease your pans and evenly fill with the crust mixture. Being sure to press and form all the corners. Poke the centers with a fork to release steam, and place in oven for 12 min.
  • Place 1/4 cup of water, 1 cup of berries, 1 cup of sugar, butter, salt, and lemon juice into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, scraping bottom to prevent any scorching. 
  • Make a slurry with 5 T of cornstarch and 5 T of water. Stir it until smooth, and add to the berry mixture. Stir vigorously in the mixture to ensure that it is smooth, and bring back to a boil to activate the starch and thicken the mixture.
  • When the mixture is thickened, take off the stove and stir in the remaining fresh berries. Place in fridge until the mixture is cool, and thickened.
  • When the mixture is cool, simply pull the shells from the pans, and fill. These can be garnished with mint, and served with whipped cream or crème fraiche.

Nutrition

Calories: 685kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 15gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 10gSugar: 72gVitamin A: 197IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Berries, Gluten Free, Saskatoon
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