February 9, 2009

rustic, just like me

Wait, can that adjective be applied to humans, or just tarts and decor?



Well, let's see. Mr. Webster says that rustic means:

1. of, pertaining to, or living in the country, as distinguished from towns or cities; rural. (born and bred)
2. simple, artless, or unsophisticated. (yep, it's true)
3. uncouth, rude, or boorish. (meh--only on a bad day)



Now that that's settled, we can move on to the rustic blueberry tart I recently made. I was such a fan of the pastry from my blueberry hand-pies that I decided to use it again. I made the filling the same way too, and just dumped it onto the rolled-out dough, folded in the berries and their juice, and popped it into the oven.


Frankly, I can't say enough good things about this dough. It's easy to make and handle, and the resulting crust is flaky and buttery and completely satisfying.

No, there's nothing wrong with being rustic. Not at all.

55 comments:

Butterball said...

Rustic looks yummy!

OhioMom said...

Oh yeah, rustic goodness! I want one now!!

Robin Sue said...

Rustic seems more authentic to me. I will have to give that dough another looksie!

kat said...

Yeah I would say nothing wrong with that at all!

lisaiscooking said...

That looks crazy delicious. I've used vanilla or buttermilk in a pie dough, so I'll have to give this recipe a try.

Albany Jane said...

Ahhhh! Flaky, Flaky, Flaky!

Darlin', these look absolutely devine. I think we must be sisters. Sisters in Blueberry.

Paula said...

Rustic sure does look good to me! My husband would snarf this down in a minute, rather make that seconds. This looks wonderful and hearing about blueberries makes me want spring and summer to arrive NOW! I think I'm more of a pie girl than cake girl, and this would make ver a happy girl right about now. YUM!

Maria said...

I love rustic desserts! Fabulous!!

Manger La Ville said...

I. I love rustic-ness
2. I love hand pies - they look like super yummy flaky turnovers. I could go for one right now.

Gloria said...

Grace Im so rustic too!!!! but I think this is so beauty how you!!! not only rustic, is beauty and awesome, yummy!!!xxGloria

Bridgett said...

My hubby would be so happy if I made this for him. I always think the rustic route is so much easier.

Ingrid said...

I'm not too crazy about cooked fruit something about the texture but that dough does look good!!!
~ingrid

Deborah said...

Oh wow - if that is being rustic, I'd take it any day!

noble pig said...

Love the rustic, there's less pressure.

Culinarywannabe said...

Looks SO delicious!! Rustic, but beautiful!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Mmm, you know the mention of blueberries just makes my mouth water.

Katie said...

Rustic means no matter what it turns out perfect so I'll take rustic any day and I'll take one of these right now!

Pam said...

Must wipe drool off my keyboard. Can't wait to make some little hand pies.

veggie belly said...

Looks delicious, and what a gorgeous color! I cant wait to try the crust..

Cookie baker Lynn said...

In this case Rustic = Drop Dead Delicious. Wow!

Melanie said...

If that's rustic, count me in! It looks fantastic and I think you are a pro at the pastry-side of things.

Marjie said...

When are you bringing some? Would vanilla ice cream suit you to go with them? Anything blueberry is great in my book!

tamilyn said...

Say it loud and proud-I am rustic and that is okay!

Those look great. I think I should try that for the Dude-he loves the blueberry pie!

foodhoe said...

thats a lovely sounding treat, although I swear I see seeds in the first picture... I like rustic alot!

Pam said...

Okay, you have almost convinced me to try this dough. Just one more gorgeous post from you and I should be ready!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

If rustic means a gorgeous buttery flakey pastry and a deliciously luscious blueberry filling, I'm totally in for that!

Dawn said...

Oh yeah rustic is good. Boorish? Nope, sorry, not you at all my dear.

Chef Fresco said...

This looks so good Grace! It makes me want a warm piece right now with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream!

Bellini Valli said...

I'm still loving the hand pies Grace:D

Sara said...

This is so pretty, I bet it tastes amazing.

Jacque said...

Is there any left? I'll be over tomorrow to share in the rustic-ness.

Mmmm, those look sooooooo good.

Bunny said...

That dough is so flakey Grace, a lot like me. No wonder I like it!

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I like rustic food much more than sophisticated wares! That pastry looks delicious!

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Rachael said...

Rustic is good! I think it looks more visually appealing as well...has a little character to it:-)

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Sophie said...

You're right, that crust looks incredible. I envy the flakiness, not sure if I'll ever be able to get that with gf pastry dough :P.

Donna-FFW said...

Rustic rules!! Especially in this post!!

giz said...

I loved it when you posted the hand pies and now I love it even more. My mammalooski used to make something like this - different dough but loaded with blueberries and we all went crazy over them. Now I'm double crazy. (is that even possible)

Vera said...

Delicious, Grace! The crust is so flaky!

Heather said...

i think those definitions give rustic a bad name! this pie sounds perfectly delicious and wonderful!

creampuff said...

I would imagine that people can't get enough of these gorgeous creations ... mouth-watering. Nicely done!

Kevin said...

That pastry does look nice and light and flaky and so good!

MaryBeth said...

Rustic is artistic and eye catching...just like your tart.

mikky said...

it must taste so good... perfect vwith a scoop of vanilla ice cream... :)

Peabody said...

Pretty much all of my pies are rustic.

Sandie said...

Rustic is a good thing, and you've sold me on this dough. I'm going to try it soon!

Emily said...

Haha, I LOVE it. That pie looks amazing. I don't think you can beat a blueberry pie.

Dee Light said...

The crust really does look wonderful!! I don't usually stray from my old standby recipe, but I think this is something I should try.

Elle said...

That's my kind of pie! Easy, but awesomely delicious.

Elle said...

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Lori said...

I would like a bite OR TWO of that luscious little blueberry, rustic tart.

Ann said...

As always, I'm all about the blueberry. Thank you for that drooling tart.

Peter M said...

I still like showing off my blueberry smile...where's yours?

These pics are borderline soft porn.

Sylvie, Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener said...

Rustic? well since I meet all 3 of the definition does that make me and all my baking efforts more rustic than you? yes, it does!

But rustic or not, I bet that pie did not last...

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Helene said...

Great picture. I love rustic anything.

zara said...

The first picture make me want to bake that pie immediatelly.