This Berry Tart with Lemon Curd is practically no bake – just bake the crust! The rest is filled with light homemade, silky lemon curd and fresh summer berries! If you haven’t tried your own lemon curd yet, now is the perfect chance. It’s a game changer!
Dish Count :: 1 Mixer, 1 Tart Pan, 1 Double BoilerOur blackberries are out of control, y’all. It’s madness. On our nightly walks with Huck, Ben and I scope out the latest blooms of fresh blackberries, picking our fill of the ripest berries, and letting Huck pick his own from the low hanging brushes. Yes, our dog even picks his own blackberries! It’s hard to resist them, especially when after basking in the summer sun, you can smell their sweetness wafting in the air as you walk by. Living in the PNW is a treat, and Ben and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Of all the sweet and wonderful things about living in the PNW, another thing we have going for us, besides our wonderful native summer produce, ripe for the picking, is our dairy. I’ve grown up with Darigold, and I’ve been lucky enough to know that their butter is one of the biggest keys to my baking success. They’re an innovative company with a focus on the farmers and producers. Unlike other butters on the market, their unique churning method uses a vacuum churn method, or a European method reducing the air in the butter, leaving you with a creamier, more velvety, and more golden butter for all your needs.
When you look at comparative brands that can add upwards of 6% air to their butter in the churning process, that can add a lot of variation to your baking, and that’s not a risk I’m willing to make. Ben always laughs at me for the sheer number of pounds of butter in our fridge at any one time, but I maintain it’s a necessity.
Everything is better with better butter. Including lemon curd. Lemon curd is one of the true treats of the summer baking. If you are looking for an elegant – and SUPER EASY – dessert to serve to your friends, family or devour yourself, I won’t tell, this is just what you need. I maintain that tarts are one of the desserts in life that you can make that will always make you look like you have your ish together. They always look impressive but don’t take an culinary degree or fancy tools to make. Give this beauty a try and serve it to your dearest while the summer berries are at their brightest. Capture the best that summer has to offer.
*Note – this recipe was sponsored by Darigold. I was compensated for my time and photography. All opinions are my own. But I love their butter, amen!*