Friday, July 26, 2013

Simple and Easy Blueberry Tart with Pineapple

Hello friends.  I hope that you are all having a great week.  I am happy to say that the heat wave around these parts is finally over for now.  Yes, we finally get to enjoy a bit of the outdoors before winter makes it appearance again.  And boy isn't hard to believe that July is almost over.   I am hoping to spend this Saturday in New York if the weather allows.  I have been meaning to go to Manhattan for sometime so I have an entire day planned.  I am so excited.   I will definitely share photos of my day if I go.

But today sweet friends, I am sharing a super-easy summer tart.  It is my blueberry tart with lemon and crushed pineapple.  Yes friends, it is as delicious as it sounds and fairly simple to make because it is made with Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts. 

And what better way to enjoy such a delicious treat than a little afternoon tea time.  Not one to pass up an opportunity to use a favorite tea set, it is my lovely and delicate Royal Grafton Wild Rose tea/coffee set that caught my attention on this sweet summer afternoon.  I just love the soft tones and delicate pink flowers that decorate the pieces.  ( A brief history on the maker is at the bottom of this post.) 
 
I  hope you enjoy this yummy tart and also the few photos I share with you today.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet and kind words.
 































Here are the Ingredients:

1       box of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
1       pint of fresh blueberries (To top the tart)
1       teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
1       teaspoon of vanilla
1       teaspoon of lemon zest
1/4    cup of crushed pineapple (drained)
1       8 oz. package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)
1       cup of powdered sugar
1/2    cup of apricot jam (for glaze)
1       tbsp. of water (for glaze)


Directions:

Heat over to 425 degrees.  Make pie crust as directed on box.  I use a 9-inch tart pan but you can use a glass pie plate if you prefer.  (Be sure to let the pie crust cool before doing the next step.)

In a bowl, mix powdered sugar and softened cream cheese.  Now add lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla.  Gently fold in drained pineapple.  Spoon softened cream cheese mixture into pie crust and spread evenly.   Top with blueberries and glaze.  (see instructions for glaze below)

 
Glaze:

Create the glaze by heating 1/2 cup of apricot jam or preserves, along with 1 tbsp. of water, in a saucepan over medium heat until the mixture becomes a liquid. Substitute strawberry or red currant jam or preserves for the apricot if you desire.




Brief history and description of The Royal Grafton Company

The Royal Grafton company was founded in 1876 in Staffordshire, England by Alfred Jones, and continued to produce fine bone china items up until 1972.  Originally, A.B. Jones & Sons Ltd. used the trade name "Grafton" and "Royal Grafton" after producing a variety of fine china items, but started to use the company name "Royal Grafton Bone China" after Queen Mary awarded A.B. Jones & Sons with a royal warrant.
The company went on to produce a variety of high-quality china items including plates, teapots, creamers, teacups, saucers, mugs and much more.

Guide for collectors

Royal Grafton Bone China items that are sold as a complete matching set (such as a teapot with matching teacups) are considered to be the most rare.






30 comments:

  1. Your tart looks divine! I love that it's easy and it looks incredible - thank you for sharing! Your photos are just beautiful and your tea set had me ooohing and ahhhing :)

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs!

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  2. Your tart looks amazing...I'm copying it and probably making it, at the rate I'm going, lol! The setting is gorgeous, so romantic and elegant! The dishes, well, swooning! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit my friend. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  3. Looks yummy! Blueberries are a favorite of mine. Your photos are so pretty and your tea set is gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend!
    Gina

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  4. Your teaset is so pretty and I will have to give that blueberry tart a try for the family. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. Your tea set is gorgeous! That tart looks yummy. Blueberry is something we all love in our house. Thank you for the recipe!

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  6. What a beautiful tea! Your tea set is so lovely and your tart looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Our blueberry season will be very soon and will be making it then!
    Nancy

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  7. Your pictures are like a waft of cool air on a hot day - so pretty! The pie looks delicious!

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  8. Such beautiful china! I would love that on my table. I definitely need that pie crust too! It all looks so beautiful and yummy! Thanks so much for the nice comment you left! Makes my day!

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  9. I think I am already a follower but was not sure so I joined again, wanted to make sure not miss your beautiful blog, love the stunning dishes and love the dessert and cannot wait to try that beautiful blueberry dish wow it looks great..

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  10. I hope you will share this post at Tea In The Garden - your china is fabulous!

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  11. Just beautiful! That looks tart looks delicious!
    Jennelise

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  12. Got to try this out! Looks so delicious...! Pinning!
    Thank you so much,
    Ellya

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  13. So glad you shared your tart at Tea In The Garden - I did print out your recipe too!

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  14. Hi Janet,
    What a fabulous looking tart! Yum!! Thanks for the recipe. I adore your RG china; how beautiful! And your roses are the most gorgeous shade. A truly swoon-worthy tea post, my friend. Enjoy your trip to New York!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. What a beautiful tea set! And I'm going to pin that yummy recipe! :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

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  16. Have a wonderful trip. I look forward to seeing the pictures. Love your tea set and your tart looks so good. Have a great time! Blessings to you, Martha

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  17. The teaset and your tart are both so lovely and look soooooooo good. Thanks tons for the recipe and for linking to Inspire Me. Have a fabulous trip. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Oh how lovely! You have really set such a beautiful tea table! Your china is gorgeous, and the tart looks very good. I wish I was there to sit and sip and chat!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  19. What a beautiful and scrumptious looking post! I'll be there at four sharp.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe, it sounds divine!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  20. Hi Janet, I want to come be a guest at your pretty table and taste that glorious tart! You always make me think I've visited a beautiful tearoom.

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  21. Your post is just so beautiful, the photos, the dishes and of course the wonderful blueberry tart is amazing...the touch of silver with the pearls and the rose petals...thanks for sharing your beautiful tea

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  22. this wonderful tart is perfect for tea time. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  23. Janet, this looks so delish! I'm definitely bookmarking this one to make. Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. That tart is AMAZING!!! Sounds delicious. I love the beautiful table. Nicely done!!

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  25. I have all of these ingredients - Dearest will be pleased! Your photos are so lovely - I was just wondering what to do with some crushed pineapple I opened and with some blueberries he brought home from work! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  26. Such an elegant setting. You make me want to host a tea party with my girls! I'll have to put it on my calendar and make it happen. Your Tart sounds yummy. I'm featuring you this week at Thursday's Treasures, thanks for sharing!

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  27. It looks delicious Janet. Thank you for sharing this recipe at Shabbilicious Friday. I will be featuring this at tomorrow's party.

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