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Blueberry Pudding Tart

Transform vanilla pudding and blueberry pie filling, with a crisp puff pastry crust, into a pastry-case worthy dessert. This Blueberry Pudding Tart is a showstopper and tastes as good as it looks.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry Pudding Tart
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 173kcal
Author Cathy

Equipment

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) package puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups vanilla pudding*
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups blueberry pie filling**
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together vanilla pudding with cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine blueberry pie filling with lemon zest.
  • Fit puff pastry into a 9" tart pan (it does not need to have a removable bottom), until it covers it evenly. You will need to trim the ends, but don't throw them away. Instead cut out little patterns, such as hearts, to decorate your tart. Or fill them with Nutella or extra pie filling and turn them into turnover pockets you can also bake in the oven.
  • Pour pudding mixture into the tart form.
  • Add spoonfuls of the pie filling (see picture in the recipe post) and stir carefully with a fork to get a marble effect.
  • Place tart pan in the middle rack of your oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is moving only very slightly. If the pastry is getting too dark, place a piece of foil over the pan.
  • The filling will still be wobbly, but once it cools down, it will be firm.
  • Let it cool completely before slicing. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Notes

*This recipe calls for 2 cups of vanilla pudding. You can use packaged vanilla pudding, the ones you find in the snack aisle of the grocery store or you can make your own. If you make your own, it will need to be completely cooled before using it. Do not use instant vanilla pudding.
 
**Utilizing already made blueberry pie filling is the easiest. However, if you want to use fresh blueberries and turn them into a compote you can cook them down in a pot over medium heat and bring them to a slight boil. Stir in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken up the mixture. The most important thing is to make sure you have at least 2 cups of a blueberry slurry that has been thickened. If using fresh blueberries you will want to stir in a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten the whole mixture.
Please see recipe post for tips on thawing frozen puff pastry.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Sodium: 64.5mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 15.3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Iron: 5.1mg