Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (2024)

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Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (1)

My Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares with a hint of lemon are a delicious variation on traditional Bakewell Tarts.

I have a serious weakness for Bakewell Tarts, a classic British teatime treat. In fact, I love themso much, I developed an easier version of this classic treat,myRaspberry Bakewell Tart Squares.

The recipe did so well on the blog – friends even posted photographs of their delicious versions on Facebook –I was keen to develop a variationor two. I love blueberries, so I decided to start there. Then I got to thinking about how well lemon goes with blueberries and before long, my Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares recipe was underway.

Lemon and Blueberries – A Winning Flavour Combination

Lemon isa natural partner to blueberries, a bit of tart to their sweet goodness. I decided to useatraditional British ingredient, lemon curd.First mentioned in British cookery book in 1844 as a sort of savoury curd cheese made from lemon juice and cream, lemon curd now refers to a thick, sweet lemon conserve. You can buy lemon curd in the grocery store (it’s usually with the jams). Of course you can always make homemade lemon curdbut you will lose the quick and easy element of this recipe! I also used lemon extract and lemon rind for a tasty trifecta of lemon flavour.

Is This Recipe Gluten-Free?

This recipe is not gluten-free. However, friend Sandi of Fearless Dining developed a gluten-free version of this recipe Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Lemon Bakewell Tart Squares when we got together at her house a few years ago.

Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares – An Easy Teatime Treat

I dream of being the sort of person who has homemade pastry chilled and ready to rollin the fridge but so far, that just hasn’t happened. I use ready-made pastry in my Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tartfor this very reason – the recipe is supposed to be low effort after all! However if you want to use your own homemade pastry, please do!

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (2)

Prefer Raspberries? Check out my Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares!

How To Serve

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares are perfect on their own with a cup of tea or dress them up with some good vanilla ice cream and take them out for dessert. They also make a delicious addition to an Afternoon Tea menu.

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares – Printable Recipe

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (3)

Created by: April J Harris

Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares

Course Dessert

Cuisine British

Servings 12

My Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe are a delicious variation on traditional Bakewell Tarts.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet shortcrust pastry to fill a 9 x 13 inch tart pan You can use homemade pastry if you prefer
  • cup ground almonds
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour All purpose flour is also known as plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease the pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • grated rind of one lemon
  • teaspoons lemon extract
  • 6 tablespoons lemon curd
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries Frozen blueberries should be slightly thawed and drained or patted dry.
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (180°C or 170°C for a fan oven).

  • Lightly butter a 9 x 13 inch rectangular tart pan with a loose bottom.

  • Line the pan with the pastry, making sure it goes up the sides. Prick the pastry with a fork several times and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until it is just beginning to cook without taking on any colour.

  • Remove the pastry from the oven and set aside to cool.

  • Mix the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer.

  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition and scraping down the bowl as necessary.

  • Beat in the lemon rind and lemon extract.

  • With the electric mixer on low, add the ground almond and flour mixture spoonful by spoonful. Beat the mixture for a minute or two until smooth.

  • To assemble the tart, spread the lemon curd over the bottom of the pastry using a pastry brush and top with the blueberries.

  • Dollop the cake mixture in medium size spoonfuls over top of the blueberries and gently spread it to cover them, right up to the edges of the pastry.

  • Scatter with the flaked almonds and bake for 25 to 30 minutes (watching carefully so that it doesn’t go too brown). The tart is cooked when the filling bounces back when lightly pressed with your finger.

  • Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting in squares to serve.

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  1. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (4)Wendy Vanderwerff says

    Can’t wait to try this! Your recipes are ALWAYS a hit in my house!

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (5)April Harris says

      Thank you so much, Wendy 🙂 That is a wonderful compliment!!

      Reply

  2. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (6)Hadia says

    April. let me tell you that I have been introduced to bakewell through your lovely blog. A couple of days back, I threw a party at home and made your delicious bakewell tart(the one with raspberry and jam). The cake received rave reviews. And here is something new on my do list ; your Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares look so good.Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with the world. I so much love and trust your recipes. Have a lovely weekend. Hadia

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (7)April Harris says

      Oh Hadia, what a lovely compliment! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you and your guests enjoyed the Raspberry Bakewell Tart. If you have any photographs please do share them on my Facebook page. I love it when people make and enjoy my recipes! I hope you enjoy the Lemon and Bakewell Tart Squares just as much 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

      Reply

  3. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (8)swathi says

    April, this lemon blueberry bakewell tart looks delicious love to try it

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (9)April Harris says

      Thank you, Swathi!

      Reply

  4. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (10)Peter says

    I am not familiar with Bakewell. I really like a tart and lemon and blueberry are such a natural together. I am sure these are delicious.

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (11)April Harris says

      Thank you, Peter 🙂 They really are!

      Reply

  5. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (12)Debra @ Bowl Me Over says

    The lemon & blueberry are perfect together! These sound so lovely and look fresh and delicious – pinning!

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (13)April Harris says

      Thank you so much, Debra – and thank you for pinning too!

      Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (15)April Harris says

      Thank you, Florian 🙂

      Reply

  6. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (16)Patty Haxton Anderson says

    I have to tell you I so enjoyed reading this post! I love to learn the history behind food and you did that for me. The recipes sounds so so good.

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (17)April Harris says

      I’m really glad you enjoyed it, Patty 🙂 I love learning the history behind food as well. Thank you so much!

      Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (19)April Harris says

      Thank you, Debi 🙂

      Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (21)April Harris says

      It really is lovely with a cup of tea 🙂

      Reply

  7. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (22)fashion-mommy says

    These look so beautiful, I would love to try this with a dollop of clotted cream.

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (23)April Harris says

      Thank you! And clotted cream is a wonderful idea 🙂

      Reply

  8. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (24)Richard says

    This sounds great April! Do you know if it would be freezable?

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (25)April Harris says

      Thank you, Richard. I have never frozen it so can’t say for sure, but there is no reason why it shouldn’t freeze well if you cool it completely first. If you aren’t planning on using it all at once, I suggest cutting it in squares before freezing so you can just thaw them individually 🙂

      Reply

  9. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (26)Miz Helen says

    Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (27)
    I pinned your awesome Lemon Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (28)April Harris says

      Thank you so much, Miz Helen, and thank you for pinning 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend too!

      Reply

  10. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (29)The Ninja Baker says

    Can’t believe this Anglophile didn’t know about Bakewell Tarts…Lemon curd and blueberries are truly a perfect coupling of flavor. Thank you for the shortcut recipe…I admire those who make everything from scratch…BUT it is rare that I follow suit. So, thank you, April for a do-able British classic =)

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (30)April Harris says

      I’m so glad you like the recipe, Kim. I’ve departed a little from the original which is almost always raspberry flavoured, but I do love my blueberries 😉 Please let me know what you think if you give the recipe a try! Have a lovely week ahead 🙂

      Reply

  11. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (31)Claire justine says

    Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (32)
    This looks yummy April, I love blueberries and bakewell tart but never had them together before, yummy! Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (33)April Harris says

      Thank you, Claire! It’s just a little twist I tried that I really like – although I appreciate it’s very non-traditional 😉

      Reply

  12. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (34)Karren Haller says

    Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (35)
    This looks amazing April, I have pinned to share this yummy dessert.
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgff!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (36)April Harris says

      Thank you so much, Karren, and thank you for pinning and sharing too! I hope you had a lovely weekend as well!

      Reply

      • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (37)Karren Haller says

        Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (38)
        Hi April, now your recipe is being featured on #omhgff and featured on Instagram.
        Hope you’ll stop by and share again!!
        Have a lovely weekend!

        Reply

        • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (39)April Harris says

          Thank you so much, Karren! I’ve popped by the party and shared. I hope you are having a lovely weekend too!

          Reply

  13. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (40)judee says

    Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (41)
    what an interesting tart and just went back and read the Bakewell background. Love the flavors

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    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (42)April Harris says

      Thank you so much, Judee!

      Reply

  14. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (43)Marilyn Lesniak says

    Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (44)
    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (45)April Harris says

      Thank you for pinning and sharing, Marilyn!

      Reply

  15. Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (46)Joanne says

    These look delicious! They remind me of a breakfast we just had at the B&B we recently stayed in.

    Reply

    • Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares Recipe (47)April Harris says

      Thank you, Joanne!

      Reply

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