Tuesday, July 2, 2013

TWD & BWJ: Baked Yogurt Tart

I almost didn't make the Baked Yogurt Tart (page 378 from Baking with Julia). But I have missed so many other recipes from the book and frankly, this looked very easy to make. As it turns out it was easy to make. So why the reluctance?  Well, the recipe looked kind of bland. Plain, non-fat yogurt is the basis of this tart with some vanilla and fruit thrown in for good measure.  The tart is also a contradiction of sorts; the basis of the filling is non-fat, but it's encased in the loveliest, flakiest, crust loaded with butter and shortening.  Hmm...but also, yum.

Baked Yogurt Tart
This tart comes out very creamy and tangy. The vanilla flavor comes through. The blackberries would have a been a wonderful addition, but they were too sour. I had even let them sit in some sugar before adding them to the tart, but apparently I didn't add enough or I didn't let them sit long enough. Certainly, most any soft fruit could be added. Some of my fellow Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers added lemon zest and other flavorings. Next time, maybe I'll try adding cinnamon. Any recipe that is great on its own, yet allows for variation is a keeper in my book.


  1. It really is a contradiction, huh! I thought, 'wow like a cheesecake but less fattening'. Then I remembered all the butter and shortening in the crust...hee hee. Still a good recipe and I would make it again for sure!
    Glad you liked it!

  2. This is an incredibly easy recipe and can be played upon. I thought my tart was rather bland, and no tangyness came through on my end. I would like to try this again adding some type of flavoring to the filling. Sorry to hear your blackberries were on the sour side. They sound like a great choice for this tart.

  3. Are those walnuts or pecans you used? Looks yummy, whatever they are. I agree with your assessment that this looked bland at first sight - I was also glad I tried it, since I ended up liking it a lot.

  4. I used walnuts. I had a bag on hand and I didn't have any almonds at home.