Hardcore Hobbit Blackberry Tart

Blackberries are in season! I’ve been waiting a long to do this hardcore hobbit project recipe. We have blackberries that grow just about everywhere around here. It’s not unusual to see folks pulled over on the side of the road picking blackberries. We even have some that have taken over the one side of our fence. We love them. So I picked some this evening and made ourselves a lovely round of tarts that would hopefully make any hobbit proud. In the game blackberry tarts are made of several tiers of items. First it takes a pie crust, which we covered earlier: Pie Crust recipe then it takes blackberry pie filling. According to the game blackberry pie filling takes: blackberries and fresh cream. All told this is how the recipe reads in game for the tart itself: blackberry pie filling, barley flour, fresh cream, and water. *phew* Clear as mud? Good. Hehe. Well, I had a couple of ideas on how to make this work. One is what I feel is the truest version and the other is the healthier version. Both are nummy. Since our focus here is health I will give the healthier version first and then write a note after on what to substitute for the other version.

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 tbl honey
  • 1 tbl flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbl low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 9 hardcore hobbit pie crust tart shells
  • 1 pkg fat free vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  1. If you prefer you pie filling without seeds strain your blackberries, if you are more rustic skip this.
  2. Place the blackberries, honey, vanilla, and flour in a saucepan. Heat on low. Simmer until the blackberries break down and thicken. About 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the yogurt (this is our cream replacement).
  3. Whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Spoon the pudding into the tart shells until the are half full. You will most likely use only half of the pudding. Save the remaining pudding for another day, that’s what I’m doing. Allow to sit 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon the pie filling into the tart shells to top them up. Enjoy!

This makes 9 tarts. Each tart is 113 calories, 3.4 grams of fat and .8 grams of fibre. Very tasty! Want to know about my other tart? Alright: Prepare the filling as directed. Instead of pudding and milk use creme fraiche, isn’t that cute? It is still fresh cream riiight? Combine the creme fraiche with 2 tbl of clover honey. You can use this as an underlayer as I did with the pudding or as a topping for the pie filling. Both are beautiful to plate and delicious to taste! I know the hobbits around here love these tarts done either way. It just depends on if those hobbits want to fit into their cloaks at the end of the day or not 😉

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