How are you with making pie crusts? I struggled with them until recently. The first one I ever attempted was a complete failure. It was many years ago and I thought I could skip a step or two. It was not a good idea. My second attempt wasn’t much better. I put making pie crusts on hold for a long time. Then I decided to make this blueberry cream cheese tart. Success!
This is a crust for beginners. It put me back on the pie crust making track. One small step in the right direction back then and now I’m making Julia Child pie crusts. If you need a recipe to get started with, this is the one. The original is by Paula Deen and can be found on the Food Network website. I adapted it slightly and reflected my method of preparation.
How does the tart taste? Pretty darn good if you ask me and everyone who has tasted it. You can tell it is a homemade crust (my mother-in-law loves this one) and the filling is light and fluffy. The pecans give it a bit of crunch. The blueberry topping adds a nice fruit flavor and makes a pretty tart. You could use different flavors of store-bought pie filling or use homemade.
Can you believe the holiday season is around the corner? Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…whew! What happened to this year? At least I have this blueberry cream cheese tart I can whip up for any celebration. Let the festivities begin!