Easy Blueberry Tart (PLUS a $75 Gift Card Giveaway)

0 Posted by - January 26, 2014 - Food & Drink, Sweepstakes

This post is sponsored by the US Highbush Blueberry Council  as an opportunity from the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Normally when I’m in the midst of a cold, cold January, blueberries are the furthest thing from my mind, but they’ve actually been on really good sales at my grocery store this week, plus I got a challenge to make a blueberry recipe from the US Highbush Blueberry Council! Challenge accepted. Of course, challenge accepted as long as the recipe is easy, like this easy blueberry tart. (It even has “easy” in the name.)

Image from Growing Up Gabel

Image from Growing Up Gabel

Also, I already had all the ingredients on hand (besides the blueberries, which were easy to acquire, even in the dead of winter).

tart ingredients

Now this is me we’re talking about, so you know I’m not going to make my own pie crust. And I ran into a slight problem with the pie crust I had…

best by Dec

Yeah, that baby was Best By December 29, 2013, so, like, a month ago. And it wasn’t frozen either. I just figured it would keep in my refrigerator, pretty much forever. But I unwrapped it and it didn’t stink, and I unrolled it and it didn’t look weird or crumble in my hands or anything, so I went ahead and used it. I know. I live on the edge.

So for the recipe, all you do is mix the blueberries with some simple ingredients…

blueberry pie filling

… which makes them look like this:

coated blueberries

I felt sort of bad coating them in sugar-sludge because they were so pretty before that, but I figured it would all look fine once it was baked.

A word to the wise: blueberries are very round and rolly. If, in the process of stirring them, one manages to leap out of the bowl, you may never find it. Or it may roll under the cabinet and you figure you’ll pick it up later, but then your dog eats it, and you have to run look up if blueberries are poisonous to dogs. (They’re not.)

Then you just stick them in the center of your crust and fold up the edges.

tart before baking

Annnd bake. You can do all sorts of stuff while your tart bakes for 55 minutes to an hour. Wink wink, nudge nudge. (What? I was talking about laundry and bathroom cleaning. That’s what I did.)

Mine leaked a little in the oven, but to be fair, if I’m somewhere hot for an hour, I leak a little, too. The leak did not affect the taste, and it tasted damn good, guys. I think blueberry tarts are going to be a winter staple around here, because they’re warm and comforting, and also because they make me forget that I will probably have to navigate around black ice on my commute tomorrow morning because it’s the freakin’ middle of winter.


Want to win a $75 gift card? Show your love of blueberries!

If you’re a blueberry lover like I am, you could win a $75 gift card just by showing the blueberry love. In order to win, you must:

You can enter until Midnight Eastern on February 4, so get to it! I’ll be contacting you if you’re the winner, so please leave me some way to get in touch with you in your comment as well.

Easy Blueberry Tart (PLUS a $75 Gift Card Giveaway)
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Blueberries in the middle of winter? Sign me up. Pintester tests a really easy blueberry recipe and is also giving away a $75 gift card!


  • mami2jcn January 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm Reply

    I did it all! My twitter id is mami2jcn and my Facebook name is Mary Happymommy. Here is a link to my pin–http://www.pinterest.com/pin/400046379371953013/
    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Faith Luna Stencel January 29, 2014 - 9:18 pm Reply

    I did it ll too. My twitter ID is FaithStencel and my facebook name is Faith Luna Stencel. Here’s the link to my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/287315651201608500/. And this recipe looks like one I need to try!!

  • Anna Banana January 29, 2014 - 9:22 pm Reply

    I did it too! Check out @CleverShedevil, Anna Pesicka, and http://www.pinterest.com/clevershedevil/.

    And because I’m OCD that way I took screencaps.


  • Lora Wikle January 29, 2014 - 9:24 pm Reply

    I am now following @blueberry411 and I like their FB page. I also pinned the double blueberry pie recipe:


    Lora W.

  • Katie January 29, 2014 - 9:42 pm Reply

    Dude, this actually looks fantastic! Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m impressed! Also, glad you didn’t die from the poisonous pie crusts. I’d miss you.

  • Chelsie January 29, 2014 - 10:18 pm Reply

    Hope you aren’t offended but at first I thought you were changing things up and putting the pinterest picture on the bottom instead of the top. Yours has style!

  • leeann January 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm Reply

    I am following @blueberry411 (@spiffi) and liked the FB page (Spiffi Kins). I pinned the blueberry chocolate mousse tarts (mmm!). If I win, I can be reached at spiffikins at the gmail email place 🙂

  • Desiree H January 29, 2014 - 11:48 pm Reply

    I did all of the above things!
    Twitter: heavensangel238
    Pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/334744184774790129/
    Email: Faithrains2387 (at) yahoo (Dot) com

  • JessieC January 30, 2014 - 12:09 am Reply

    Follow on twitter, like on FB and pin-http://www.pinterest.com/pin/177329304052068436/

  • Abigail Oakley January 30, 2014 - 12:42 am Reply

    Hey dude. I did all the things. Also, I think your tart actually looks prettier than the original. Nice job!

  • Michelle Perrine January 30, 2014 - 12:42 am Reply

    Done and done. I’m MichellePerrin2 on Twitter, Facebook michelle.perrine.35, and Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/181692166190838832/

  • MellyM January 30, 2014 - 1:08 am Reply

    I did all of the things. Here is the pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159948224239712830/
    Thanks for having this giveaway for us!

  • Denise January 30, 2014 - 7:12 am Reply

    Did everything! The tart looks awesome!! Definitely adding it to my recipes to try list 😉 I can be reached at caramelle1@hotmail

  • Jennifer Thorson January 30, 2014 - 7:51 am Reply

    I did all the things. That tart looks delicious.

  • Linda Childers January 30, 2014 - 8:16 am Reply

    Mission accomplished. Did all that stuff. Now I feel a blueberry pie coming on! If I win, you can find me at [email protected].

  • Nice Enough January 30, 2014 - 9:00 am Reply

    Done, done and done! And that tart looks just as amazing as I’m sure it tasted. Email is [email protected] 🙂

  • Trish January 30, 2014 - 9:00 am Reply

    I’m mostly glad to learn I can still use the pie crust that’s been in my fridge since thanksgiving. It’s just been sitting there, taunting me. (I didn’t do all the things, don’t pick me for the contest. I suck)

  • Amanda Whitfield Perry January 30, 2014 - 9:11 am Reply

    I did it! I did it! I hope the $75 gift card isn’t a gift card for, like, cat litter (especially since I don’t have a cat!). But I figured, hey, it’s a free gift card! BTW, I think I might have to try this tart, cuz it looks fantabulous. Oh, and if I win, you can get me at my gmail account — amandal.perry (do you like how I cleverly avoided being picked up by alien email spambots? :P)

  • Kathleen January 30, 2014 - 9:24 am Reply

    Did it! My e-mail is [email protected]

  • Logann Graham January 30, 2014 - 9:58 am Reply

    Hi Sonja! I’m a huge blueberry lover (as are my dogs), so hellllllllllz yeah! I pinned the Blutini Royale… if I can find a Blueberry themed manicure to match can this be the next Cocknails?

  • Jo January 30, 2014 - 10:33 am Reply

    I did those things! Fingers crossed!

  • Erin January 30, 2014 - 11:19 am Reply

    Blueberries are my favorite fruit! I did those things!

  • Amber A January 30, 2014 - 11:59 am Reply

    I did all of those things! Blueberries are one of my favorites!!

  • Baking Suit January 30, 2014 - 12:08 pm Reply

    Done! I puffy pink heart blueberries. Well most berries really. I think I’ll share this as my third link today.

  • Sandy H. January 30, 2014 - 12:46 pm Reply

    Done, done, done! I think your tart looks better than the pin, too. 🙂

  • Jenelle January 30, 2014 - 2:08 pm Reply

    Well done! And tarts/pies are supposed to be difficult…pssht! I’ve always called bologna on that shit!
    pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184295809725331705/
    facebook: jmwillert
    twitter: @jsmithsisters

  • Shawna January 30, 2014 - 3:35 pm Reply

    Done!!! Excited and now hungry for blue berries…which, incidentally, are what my various appendages look like in the subzero conditions here :/
    my yahoo email is Bitsy_29 followed by the yahoo.com!
    Love the PINTESTER

  • Jessica January 30, 2014 - 4:17 pm Reply

    Now I want blueberries… Good thing I already have to go to the store! Liked and pinned all the things! email: [email protected]

  • Natalia January 30, 2014 - 8:41 pm Reply

    Liked, followed, and pinned some muffins (one day I’ll make them). email: [email protected]

    BTW Your tart looks amazaing, I have tried to make tarts of that nature a couple times and they tend to end in delicious catastrophe.

  • Steph January 30, 2014 - 8:50 pm Reply

    Done! I have some blueberries soaking in gin ready to celebrate my $75! Twitter is mollyandmosmom

  • Stephanie Bedard January 30, 2014 - 11:11 pm Reply

    Did it all! Email: [email protected]

    P.S. I’m having cocknails withdrawals!

  • Jeanette January 31, 2014 - 12:14 pm Reply

    Who is this Allison Sweeney woman? How many blueberry recipes must I pin or high bush rabbits must i slay to usurp her throne.

    Quest parameters achieved: planethalia at the gmail dot com

  • Kellie Pacanowski January 31, 2014 - 12:28 pm Reply

    I think yours is prettier than the pinterest one!

  • Courtney February 1, 2014 - 3:49 pm Reply

    I did all those things! Which means I signed up for Twitter. And pinterest. And facebook. But damn if I won’t turn myself over to social media for $75. I’m poor. #gradschoolproblems Contact: [email protected]

  • Kim Henrichs February 1, 2014 - 5:32 pm Reply

    That looks so good! Completed all the tasks! twitter (@methhamfetabean) pinterest (skyejaden) – pinned the Blueberry Party Mix – FB Kim Henrichs. Thanks for the chance!! skyejaden at gmail dot com

  • creep4ward February 1, 2014 - 6:08 pm Reply

    Yum I pinned the blueberry breakfast bar recipe. Thanks!!
    creep4ward at hotmail dotcom

  • cezovski February 1, 2014 - 6:59 pm Reply

    I completed everything.
    Twitter: MsCarolsueA
    Facebook: Carolsue Anderson
    Pinterest: @Cezovski9
    Link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282289054692/
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • meredith February 1, 2014 - 7:57 pm Reply

    I did all the above!
    twitter/pinterest: mermont84
    fb: meredith montgomery

  • Livivua Ramsey February 1, 2014 - 9:17 pm Reply

    i follow on twitter @vivaciousgold and on facebook and also pinned… thankyou for giveaway

  • CindyAiton February 1, 2014 - 9:57 pm Reply

    Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway. I will definitely be making a blueberry tart this weekend!

    Twitter – @normawatson
    Facebook – Cindy Aiton
    Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/250372060508074448/
    Email – clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • quitecontrary1977 February 2, 2014 - 9:21 am Reply

    I did everything! I would love to have been at your house for blueberry tart and a nice cup of coffee. That’s how inviting it looked!

    [email protected]
    pinned here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65583738297705767/

    twitter msmaryjenkins

    FB Mary Carter Jenkins

  • usnamom2014 February 2, 2014 - 12:54 pm Reply

    liked on fb – ellen casper

    follow on twitter – @usnamom2014


  • Jessie Blum February 3, 2014 - 12:12 pm Reply

    Did all they asked. That tart looks really yummy. Needs ice cream though!

  • Laura (isasif.blogspot.com) February 3, 2014 - 10:55 pm Reply

    Social media’d all the things! Your tart looks super delicious, next time I see berries at the store, I’m definitely going to buy some 🙂

  • Danielle February 4, 2014 - 11:47 am Reply

    I did everything required – followed on twitter, facebook and pinterest and pinned w/ the hashtag #little changes. Thanks for this giveaway.

    cladfamily101 at aol dot com

  • Robin Holland February 4, 2014 - 6:52 pm Reply

    OMG, I did ALL OF THE THINGS. I went waaaay overboard pinning pins. Those recipes looked way too delicious to stop.

    My in-laws grow blueberries, so I can’t wait for summer when I’ll have some fresh ones to work with…

    [email protected]

  • Jessica H. February 4, 2014 - 7:52 pm Reply

    I follow Blueberry411 on twitter: @girlygirlugh
    I like them on FB. Screen name: Jessica H.
    I pinned on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/284923113899330715/

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  • Jaclyn February 8, 2014 - 12:18 pm Reply

    Yours looks better than the original. That MUST be a first.

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