I have made this tart many times. This time I used a simple, sweet, press in, gf pie crust. It adds a bit of sweetness and is super easy; no rolling out the pie dough. In the past I always had leftover filling that I baked in a separate pan. This recipe revision endeavored to end that practice; I reduced the volume to make just enough to fill the tart pan, success!
Notes; you can leave out the lemon ingredients if you don’t want that flavor. I use King Arthur’s basic gf flour blend when I make a homemade crust, the one that is just flours, no xanthan in it. I used blueberries but I am sure you could make this with raspberries or a mixture of the two.
The ricotta adds a delicate texture and crumb. These were definitely off season blueberries but tasty none the less. I used a little of the rind and juice of a Meyer lemon which has a delicate flavor compared to regular lemons. Do let the ricotta cheese and eggs warm up to room temp before using them; always good advice with gf baking.
Ricotta Blueberry Tart
1 cup brown rice blend
1 tsp. xanthan gum
¼ cup sugar
5 Tbsp. cold butter cut into 10 pieces
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix the dry ingredients in stand mixer bowl. Add the butter, mix until fine like sand. Add extract. Blend briefly. Spray pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle in the mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Press lightly in with your hands. DO not press too hard or it becomes way too firm.
Or, roll out that premade pie crust and fit into your pan; trim off extra crust. Fill.
1 cup ricotta cheese, whole milk is best but any will do.
2 lg eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. lemon extract
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon rind grated
1 Tbsp. plus 1 Tsp. tapioca starch or corn starch
Pinch sea salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Heat oven to 350 degrees/ Mix ricotta with eggs in the mixer bowl you just made the crust in and then add the rest of ingredients except the blueberries. Carefully pour into the tart crust. Top with the berries.
Bake tart 40-45 min at 350 degrees. It should be fairly firm in the center. Let cool before slicing. You can sprinkle it with powdered sugar if desired. I am always so eager to try it I totally forget to do this! Enjoy.
GF Flour blend (if you want to make it yourself)
2 cups brown rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch