Sweetheart No Sugar Added Blueberry Tart Recipe #LittleChanges

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I am being compensated by the US Highbush Blueberry Council for this post as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

I’ve always been a big fan of US Highbush blueberries. They’re the perfect snack food because they taste fantastic all on their own, but you can also use them to create so many delicious recipes! US Highbush blueberries are available to purchase almost everywhere that has a frozen foods aisle, so there’s no excuse for not having a bag or two in your freezer. You can add them to lemonade, throw a handful in your pancake, muffin and waffle mixes, or come up with really interesting recipes showcasing their flavor.

One of the biggest advantages of having US Highbush blueberries in the freezer is that you always have a low calorie, low fat option on hand. Did you know that blueberries only have about 80 calories per cup and are extremely low-fat? US Highbush blueberries are a powerhouse of nutrition in a tiny little blue package!

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One one-cup serving of US Highbush blueberries hast 14 mg of Vitamin C, which is almost 25 percent of your daily requirement! Blueberries are also high in fiber, which the average person does not get enough of on a regular basis. They are also an excellent source of Manganese, which helps in bone development converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy

The biggest nutritional advantage – in my opinion – is that blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s. As many members of my family have suffered from Alzheimer’s, this is one of the biggest reasons why I always have several bags of blueberries in my freezer! Even when I am feeling lazy and don’t want to make a recipe that includes blueberries, I throw a handful into a smoothie or into my lemonade – it makes them taste fantastic and I’m benefiting my health too!

As part of my participation in this campaign with the US Highbush Blueberry Council , I wanted to share a rather unique recipe with you in time for Valentine’s Day. You see, my dad has Diabetes and I am always trying to come up with sugar free or low sugar sweets that he will actually eat. I also try to eliminate sugar from my diet except for when it comes to baked goods (which are my weakness), so this is kind of a win-win for me! I found something that I really like that won’t give me a sugar headache later, and hopefully my dad will like it too!

frozen Highbush blueberries #LittleChanges Sugarfree Blueberry Tart Recipe for Valentine's Day

Sweetheart Sugarfree Blueberry Tart Recipe

Ingredients per mini tart pan:

1 cup frozen Highbush blueberries
1 tablespoon small couscous

Pie crust:
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup coconut oil, chilled to a solid
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 – ½ cup ice water

Directions:

Prepare a clean, dry and lightly floured surface.   Measure out all of the flour and salt; quickly mix together with a wire whisk.  Then add in small pieces of the cold-to-almost-frozen coconut oil.  As you knead the dough your hands will warm the oil and soften in so you’ll want to work quickly.  Add the ice cold water and carefully work the dough just enough to combine all of the so they will stick together when you squeeze a fist full.  If needed add a little more coconut oil or flour.  Dust the surface with flour again and starts to roll it out.  These rustic little tarts will have more personality with rough edges so do not worry about the exact shapes or edges.  You’ll want rolled out pieces just large enough to fit the mini tart pan and then fold back over the edges and a bit of the top of the frozen Highbush blueberries.

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When all of your tart pans are prepared fill with the frozen Highbush blueberries.  Right out of the bag is perfect and saves on cleanup.  Sprinkle each with a tablespoon of couscous, this will help absorb some of the blueberry juice as the tart bakes and gives it a fuller texture.

Frozen Highbush Blueberries #LittleChanges Sugarfree Blueberry Tart Recipe

Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until the crust has started to lightly brown.  Ovens tend to cook differently so keep an eye on it as you approach the 55 minute mark, more or less time might be needed.   Let rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

frozen highbush blueberries #LittleChanges sugar free blueberry tart recipe

You can find out more about blueberries, as well as find many fantastic recipes utilizing US Highbush blueberries on the US Highbush Blueberry Council Website.

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Comments

  1. Barbara A Ramirez says

    I love blueberries with cheesecake..nothing better. I also love fresh blueberry pie. Occasionallly I also will use blueberry jelly with toast and butter,

  2. Jessica M says

    I love blueberries, and it’s great to see some diabetes-friendly recipes with them! Both my father and my sister are diabetic, so working sweet things into desserts that won’t spike their sugar is great!

  3. kim says

    I live in NC and our Blueberry picking season is May so I pick a whole lot and freeze them then I use them in baking, pancakes, but my favorite way to use them is in my smoothies because they are frozen I don’t need to use I cubes I love blueberries

  4. says

    My favorite way to eat blueberries is to put a bowl of them in my freezer, and just grab a handful now and then for snacking. They taste like blueberry ice cream that way, except not fattening!

  5. Tammy S says

    We love blueberries. We eat them plain, in smoothies, homemade ice cream and my favorite is blueberry cobbler.

  6. Priscilla S. says

    I love blueberry smoothies in the mornings and I also use blueberries in my homemade granola recipe which is a delicious yogurt topper.

  7. jennifer aikens says

    oh goodness I like them in almost everything and I love eating them just by themselves. Blueberry pancakes, muffins, and bagels are my favorite way to incorporate them into food.

  8. Amy Adams says

    I love blueberries in my pancakes, in smoothies, with a little Cool Whip and just plain popping in my mouth; I love blueberries! :-)

  9. Autum says

    I love blueberries! Especially in my pancakes and muffins. When I was younger we were lucky to live in a place where we could pick the blueberries out in the wild and we would always make a day of it. My kids now love just munching on them by themselves.

  10. E. Diane Macauley says

    We just simply love blueberries. Fresh by the handful, pancakes, smoothies, jams, preserves, sorbet, you name it, we have probably had it. :-)

  11. kelli boydston says

    typically, i like to eat them fresh, or add them to whole wheat waffles, or add them to yogurt with a little local honey.

  12. Linda Szymoniak says

    My favorite way to eat blueberries is by themselves. Fresh blueberries are perfect as they are, although I do sometimes freeze some to snack on later.

  13. paula peterson says

    My two year old daughter Lily is the blueberry fan in this family. I like them, but not as much, as she does. Her favorite is blueberry pancakes.

  14. Melissa F says

    I actually just had a blueberry turnover this morning, it was absolutely delicious! I normally use them in my cereal.

  15. Sheryl says

    I love blueberries in yogurt, in a bowl with sugar and cream and in various baked goods like cobblers for example.

  16. Danielle says

    I love to put them in the freezer and it them practically frozen as is..
    but I also like to defrost them a bit so they get mushy and then put them in my yogurt..blueberry flavor, actually.

  17. SF says

    I like making a big fruit salad with all kinds of berries and of course including blue berries. I also like them in smoothies and in greek yogurt. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. Terri Moore says

    I like them in my smoothies and in desserts especially blueberry pie! My husband likes to eat them frozen right out of the freezer.

  19. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    We love serving/eating blueberries all kinds of different ways – IF we can stop ourselves from eating all of them right out of the box/basket! When they are in season/ available we buy them like there is no tomorrow

    (I always have to buy extras for my 91 year old Mom who will only eat FRESH blueberries with yogurt topped with several spoonfuls of healthy cereal for breakfast EVERYDAY! She has been known to save & splurge and buy blueberries even even they cost $7.99 for a half pint carton… She will count them out in groups of 8-10 to conserve and ration them!

    I kind of picked up the Blueberry-Yogurt-Cereal from her too – but it’s not an every day necessity!
    We love to make Blueberry French Toast for special breakfast – and my husband makes an awesome Blueberry Pie. They are also fabulous scattered on all kinds of salad AND whole grains!

    A quick delicious and HEALTHY dessert is a bowl of Berries topped with Vanilla Yogurt (I usually stir a little bit of Honey and a dash of Vanilla Extract to enhance the sweetness) and top sprinkled with Brown Sugar – divine!

  20. judy mitchell says

    we love them almost anyway from raw and plain or mixed with yogurt. Toppings for ice cream, in a pie. I’ve never had a blueberry that I didn’t enjoy

  21. Paula Petsel says

    We own a You Pick blueberry farm. I eat blueberries just about anyway you can present them to me! Right off the bush is the best!

  22. Jennifer Dawn says

    I LOVE blueberries!! In a bowl sprinkled with a teeny tiny bit of sugar! Of course I will always eat them in a tasty pie as well! So delicious!

  23. Carl White says


    Tell me how you like to eat your blueberries!

    I like to eat them with whipped cream off the naked body of my lady.

  24. Beverly Metcalf says

    My favorite way to eat blueberries is in blueberry muffins, but I love blueberry pie too. Thanks for having this contest.

  25. Sharon says

    I love my blueberries in a cobbler,muffins, pancakes and a bowl of oatmeal! I love blueberries and they are so good for us too!

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