Out of Helen's Kitchen - Saskatoon tart


By Helen Drysdale

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My garden saskatoon bushes are producing and I am enjoying their sweet flavourful berries.

Wild saskatoon bushes can still be found across the prairies, however many people grow their own in backyard gardens or go to U-pick farms for their saskatoons. Mmmm—this tart is bursting with the fresh flavour of saskatoons!

Saskatoon tart

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup finely chopped almonds

1/2 cup white sugar

2/3 cup cold butter

1 egg

4 cup saskatoons, divided

1 Tbsp. corn starch

2 Tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Combine the flour, almonds and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until crumbly. Mix in egg. Press 1 1/2 cups of the dough mixture in an even layer in the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 10-in. tart pan with removable bottom or spring form pan. Take 2 cups of the saskatoons and crush them with the cornstarch, sugar and nutmeg. Spread mixture evenly onto the crust; scatter the remaining 2 cups of berries on top. Sprinkle the remaining topping over the berries. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned. Cool and remove from pan.