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Kevin Rathbun's Blueberry Buttermilk Tart
with Blueberry Sorbet

No recipe image available.Enjoy this double blueberry treat. It's even more delicious when berries are fresh-picked in season.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) pre-baked tart shell
2 large eggs
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/3 cups water
1 3/4 cups Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
8 cups blueberries
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch tart pan according to package directions. Trim off excess pastry along edges. Line pastry with aluminum foil, and fill with pie weights.
  3. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake 3 additional minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Decrease temperature to 325°F (160°C).
  5. Whisk together eggs, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking, buttermilk, lemon juice, zest, cream, and butter. Add flour and salt, whisking until blended.
  6. Place blueberries evenly in bottom of tart shell. Pour buttermilk mixture over blueberries.
  7. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until tart is set. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with a scoop (1/2-cup) of Blueberry Sorbet. Save remaining sorbet for another dessert.
  8. To make sorbet: combine water and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend dissolves. Set aside.
  9. Combine blueberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a saucepan; heat mixture over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until the blueberries are soft.
  10. Process half the blueberry mixture, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend mixture, lemon juice and zest in a blender or food processor. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding pulp. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Cover and chill.
  11. Pour into container of an ice cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturers directions.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 520 | Calories from Fat 120 | Fat 14g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 70mg | Sodium 200mg | Carbohydrates 87g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 50g | Protein 5g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at