Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Tart

Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Tart
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Ode to local farmers and growers with an Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Tart! I couldn’t wait to harvest and enjoy the local berries this summer! Berry tarts highlight the brilliance, the flavor and the deep richness of a tart. I love the pairings of berries with the perky nutty flavor of almonds. Hence, the Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Tart is born! Its deep and rich in berry flavor, not very tart and just so delicious!

Saskatoon berries look like blueberries but are more related to the apple family in structure, due to the fleshy fruit and tougher core with seeds, called a pome. How’s your French, is that why an apple is called a pomme?

Can’t find saskatoon berries? They are also known as saskatoons, juneberry, prairie berry, serviceberry, or pigeonberry.

SmellaQue Tip: Feel free to substitute blueberries, blackberries, huckleberries or combination of berries for saskatoon berries. You may want to increase the sugar a bit, as saskatoons are not tart to begin with.

SmellaQue Tip: Link to Pate Sucre recipe here.

Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Tart

Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Tart

When berry season finally arrives in summer, I can’t wait to bake berry tarts! The saskatoon berries can be substituted with blueberries, blackberries or huckleberries or combinations thereof. Enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 7 1/2 inch tart pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Precooked tart shell see Pate Sucre or Pie Crust in 7 ½ inch tart pan
  • 3 tablespoons toasted almond slices optional for garnish

Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Filling

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 1/2 cup saskatoon berries divided in half
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon butter salted
  • 3 tablespoon amaretto

Amaretto Glaze

  • 5 ½ tablespoons icing sugar
  • Scant 2 tablespoons amaretto
  • Small squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions
 

Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Filling

  • In the meantime, in a medium pot mix sugar and cornstarch together.
  • Slowly whisk in water and ensure there are no lumps.
  • Add half portion of Saskatoon berries.
  • Turn stove onto medium heat and bring contents of pot to a boil. Stir for additional 2-5 minutes until Saskatoon berries burst and the milky liquid turns clear.
  • Turn heat off. Add lemon juice, butter, amaretto and remaining saskatoon berries.
  • Let cool to at least room temperature.

Amaretto Glaze

  • In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together.
  • Set aside.
  • Preheat 350F

Tart Baking

  • Pour the cool Amaretto Saskatoon Berry Filling into the prepared tart shell or pie crust.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until filling is cooked uniformly in the shell. Set aside to cool.
  • Using a spoon or icing bag to drizzle Amaretto Glaze on top of the cooled tart
Keyword almond, amaretto, berry pie, berry tart, pie tart, saskatoon berry, saskatoons


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