Prep 30 mins

Cook 45 mins

Serves 10

Difficulty 3.5

Ricotta tart with blueberries and hazelnuts

Ricotta tart with blueberries and hazelnuts

Prep 30 mins

Cook 45 mins

Serves 10

Difficulty 3.5

Blueberries and hazelnuts are one of our favourite flavour combinations, and here we’ve brought them together in a cheesecake-style tart using ricotta and a sweet pastry base. Easy to transport and serve, it’s ideal for a spring picnic or a long lunch out on the deck.

Toasted and coarsely chopped hazelnuts, to serve


PASTRY

100 gm softened butter

60 gm pure icing sugar

250 gm (1⅔ cups) plain flour

2 egg yolks, plus 1 beaten eggwhite, for brushing


BLUEBERRIES IN SYRUP

375g blueberries

150g caster sugar

2 tbsp water

Ricotta filling

500g drained ricotta

200g caster sugar

200g thickened cream

3 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla paste

1. For pastry, beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer until creamy. Stir through flour, then yolks, then 2 tsp chilled water and mix until a dough forms, then wrap and refrigerate to rest.


2. Blind bake pastry 190C. 30 minutes. Remove paper, reduce oven to 150C and bake until base is dried.


3. Beat filling in an electric mixer, then add filling and bake until set (slight wobbly just in the centre (45 minutes). Cool tart completely on a wire rack, then trim pastry edge.


4. For blueberries, mix ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until a syrup forms (5 minutes). Cool completely.


5. Dust tart with icing sugar and serve topped with blueberries and hazelnuts.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

Recipe and image by Eatable.