Martha showcases ripe summer blueberries in an intricate tart inspired by an American fashion icon: the bandanna.

Martha Bakes, Episode 1113


Credit: Mike Krautter

Recipe Summary



Pate Brisee


Instructions Checklist
  • Pate Brisee: Pulse flour, granulated sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine. Pulse in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. With machine running, add water in a slow, steady stream until dough just holds together. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a square; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

  • Filling: Using a potato masher, mash 1 cup blueberries with granulated sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Stir in remaining 7 cups blueberries until well combined. Let stand 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one dough square to an 11-inch square. Fit into a 9-inch square fluted tart pan with removable bottom, gently pressing dough into sides. Spread blueberry mixture over dough.

  • Roll out remaining dough square into an 11-inch square. Using small cutters, cut out shapes as desired, leaving at least a 2-inch border. If dough becomes too soft, refrigerate until firm. Carefully place dough over filling and trim overhang; press edges to seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  • Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush top crust with egg wash. Liberally sprinkle with sanding sugar. Place tart pan on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • Bake 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake until filling is bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes more (if crust is browning too quickly, cover with parchment-lined foil). Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool completely. Unmold; cut into squares and serve.