For the Bluesy Blueberry Tart pastry cream: Place the 5 ounces of blueberries in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Pour the blueberry puree into a small pot and reduce by half over medium-low to low heat. Cool.
Pour the coconut milk into a medium pot and bring up to a simmer. In the meantime, measure the erythritol, salt and cornstarch into a medium bowl. Separate the eggs and add the whole egg and yolks to the bowl and whisk together. When the coconut milk simmers, turn off the heat and begin to slowly pour the coconut milk into the bowl with the egg mixture a little at a time, whisking all the while. When fully incorporated, pour the pastry cream mixture back into the pot and place the pot over medium low heat. Stir with the whisk continuously. All at once, the mixture will begin to thicken. Gently simmer the pastry cream for one minute to cook out the starch. Remove from the heat and add the blueberry puree, Cassis liqueur, blueberry extract and ghee (if you are using). Cool. The blueberry pastry cream should be a lovely shade of grey, thanks to the egg yolks! I added 2 drops of red food coloring and 4 drops of blue.
For the Shortbread tart shell: Preheat the oven to 350 and place the wrack in the bottom position. Prepare the shortbread cookie dough per directions. Roll it between two oiled sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of 1/8-1/4 inch. With a cookie cutter, cut out 8 circles. Prepare the tart pans by spraying them with baking spray and sprinkling a few sesame seeds on the bottom of the pans to prevent sticking. Place a round of shortbread dough into a tart pan and gently work it into the pan. Patch the tart dough with any left over scraps. There should be exactly enough dough. Dock the dough with a fork and place the tart pans on a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown. Cool and remove the tart shells from the tart pans.
To assemble the Bluesy Blueberry Tarts: When ready to assemble. Spoon the blueberry pastry cream into the tart pans and decorate the blueberry tarts with blackberries and blueberries.
Bluesy Blueberry Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.