American blueberry pie (with homemade shortcrust pastry): Eva Arguiñano's easiest recipe!

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Aria Cooper

Ingredients (6 persons)

For a 23 cm diameter mold

  • For the shortcrust pastry:
  • 400 g flour
  • 180 g of butter (creamy)
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g sugar
  • 8 g yeast
  • 5 g salt
  • For the filling:
  • 500 g fresh blueberries
  • 100 g sugar
  • 30 g refined corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For stretching and decorating:
  • 30 g flour (for rolling out)
  • 1 egg yolk (to spread on the cake)
  • 20 g powdered sugar (for sprinkling)
  • Mint leaves (for decoration)

How to make the blueberry tart recipe by Eva Arguiñano

To make the shortcrust pastry, mix the flour, salt, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and mix a little. Add the egg, mix again, transfer the dough to the worktop and knead until the ingredients are well integrated.

Divide the dough in 2 Wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator for 2 hours (Remove from the refrigerator and knead gently until soft.

Dust the countertop with a little flour, place on top one of the pieces roll it out well with a rolling pin and covers a mold with a removable bottom of 23 centimeters in diameter.

For the filling in a bowl, mix the refined corn flour with the sugar and the cinnamon. blueberries Finally, add the lemon juice and mix again.

Dump the filler the base of the cake and folds the edges excess inward.

Dust the countertop with another bit of flour, place the other piece of shortcrust pastry and stretch it well. Long strip cutter 2 cm. thick, place them on top of the cake. forming a lattice (Beat the egg yolk and with the help of a kitchen brush, paints the trellis .

Place the cake on the oven rack. (place a plate underneath in case some liquid is released) and bake it (preheated oven) at 200º for 40 minutes Remove from the oven and wait for it to cool.

Put the powdered sugar Divide the blueberry tart into portions and decorate with a few mint leaves.

Eva Arguiñano's advice

  • If the dough browns too quickly After 20 minutes you can cover it with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • You will probably have some shortcrust pastry left over. Know that it will keep perfectly in the refrigerator for 1 week and 3 months if you decide to freeze it.
  • If you want to use frozen blueberries What you can do is to let them defrost, mix the juice they release with the corn flour and bring to a boil on the fire, then let them cool and mix with the rest of the ingredients to make the filling.

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