Rhubarb & Blueberry Tarte Tatin

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So yesterday I found myself with some rhubarb I’d bought reduced and had a great idea to make sorbet, until I realised that my ice cream maker base wasn’t in the freezer so that idea went out the window. Then I thought about making a rhubarb cake but I have a couple of really good ones already so didn’t think I could better them. Then Tarte Tatin sprang to mind as I’ve never made a rhubarb variant so that’s how this Rhubarb & Blueberry Tarte Tatin came to be!

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The next dilemma was how to lay out the rhubarb because with apples which I’d done before it was pretty easy. I scanned the internet for images and wasn’t really happy with anything I saw and there were very few images on there, even my previous Apple & Blueberry Tarte Tatin image came up near the top! So then I had a flash of inspiration and decided to do a Union Jack pattern as I had been meaning to do something in celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday and just hadn’t got around to doing anything. I think my resulting pattern looks more like a Cartwheel but I was still pleased with my effort and enjoyed engineering and cutting the pieces to slot into each other. I had a few leftover blueberries in the freezer so decided to fill in the gaps with these.

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So I’d just like to say “Happy Birthday your majesty” and if you at home feel like celebrating with this patriotic Rhubarb & Blueberry Tarte Tatin I would be very happy if you share your creations with me on facebook or twitter, it’s always a thrill when readers share their creations with me:-)

Ooh, nearly forgot to say, the family loved this Tarte Tatin along with some vanilla ice cream, even hubby who doesn’t do blueberries! Here’s picture from instagram of the rhubarb engineering!

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Rhubarb & Blueberry Tarte Tatin
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Rhubarb & Blueberry Tarte Tatin is a delicious pudding that will impress and delight in equal measure!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4
  • 2 ½ rhubarb stalks (mine was 210g)
  • small handful blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 pack ready rolled puff pastry
  1. Start by washing and trimming the ends of the rhubarb.
  2. Then using a 15cm bottomed tarte tatin dish (or oven proof frying pan) as a template, cut lengths of rhubarb to fit the base and make your pattern in there. If you want the Union Jack/cartwheel affect I went for then you start with one piece the length of the dish and then further shorter lengths to form the stripes, cutting the corner wise lengths into a point so that they can slot in and the cut shorter lengths to fit in around the circumference.
  3. Once you have your rhubarb pattern mapped out in you dish then invert it quickly onto a board so that you can easily recreate it.
  4. Melt the butter over a gentle heat in the dish.
  5. Add the sugar and gently heat through for about five minutes until bubbling and starting to caramelise, tip and swirl occasionally, don't use a wooden spoon (don't panic that it looks lumpy or pale, you can't go wrong).
  6. Take the dish off the heat and reassemble your rhubarb pattern.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  8. Place back on a gentle heat and cook for another 10 minutes (during which time most or all of the sugar will dissolve).
  9. Then fill in the gaps with the blueberries and scatter over the vanilla sugar.
  10. Next unroll the pastry out and prick all over.
  11. Place the dish on a wooden board and drape the pastry over it.
  12. Use scissors to cut around the dish leaving a 2cm overhang.
  13. Tuck and fold the pastry under itself down into the dish.
  14. Place on the middle shelf of oven and bake for 25 minutes until risen and golden.
  15. Once baked, run a palette knife around the outside or the pastry and quickly invert onto a serving dish.
  16. Best served hot with ice cream.

Rhubarb & Blueberry Tarte Tatin - Fab Food 4 All


Here are a few more rhubarb recipes from other bloggers which you might like:

Rhubarb & Ginger Pie – Supper in the Suburbs
Rhubarb & Amaretti Cake –  Kitchen Sanctuary
Rhubarb & Orange Fool – Farmersgirl Kitchen

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  1. Amy Fidler

    What a beautiful dessert x love rhubarb

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it really is lush-)

  2. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I have made Appler and Pear Tarte Tatins but not Rhubarb and Blueberries, will give it a try sometime

    1. Camilla

      Fab Richard, I have made Apple and Blueberry before but not pear so must try that:-)

  3. Helen Moulden

    This looks incredible. This is going on the to try list!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, it is yummy-)

  4. A S,Edinburgh

    That’s a gorgeous pattern! This sounds like a delicious combination of flavours.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it really is lush:-)

  5. William Gould

    It does look and sound good! If only my rhubarb would grow as well as my blueberry bushes! I’d be able to pick the ingredients straight out of my garden!

    1. Camilla

      Well at least you have blueberries, very envious!

  6. glenn hutton

    I haven’t had rhubarb (crumble) since school days and I always loved it… I must say that yours looks amazing!

  7. Anita

    The Tarte Tatin looks fabulous!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Anita, it was lush:-)

  8. Heather Haigh

    What a gorgeous looking pud. My rhubarb is resting this year as I have split it – I may have to buy some now….

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, it didn’t last long on my family’s plates:-)

  9. kellie@foodtoglow

    I make sweet bakes with both blueberries and rhubarb, and I make sweet galettes, but I haven’t put them together. I wish I could have a slice right now. With creme fraiche – mmmm

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie, yes the blueberries and rhubarb worked really well together;-)

  10. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    Mmm I love rhubarb and I love a good tarte tatin – but have never thought to combine them. Love the Queen’s birthday theme going on here too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jeanne, the flavours worked really well together:-)

  11. Nicole Power

    This tart sounds absolutely lovely!! I’ve enjoyed watching the birthday celebrations on TV here in NZ. This looks like the perfect dessert to celebrate 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nicola it was lush! I too enjoyed the Queen’s birthday on TV over 3 days:-)

  12. Fiona jk42

    We always seem to grow lots of rhubarb, so good to have a new recipe to try out, will make a change from crumble.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Fiona:-)

  13. Ann Williams

    That looks so simple and yet quite a different way of presenting rhubabr. It grows like a weed in the garden and I am always looking for new ways to use it – pies, crumbles (with various toppings) even rhubarb and ginger jam but never thought of adding blueberries despite doing this regularly with apples.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ann, hope you get to make on soon:-) Wish I had rhubarb in the garden!

  14. Kavey

    I love love love the union jack layout, it’s such a cute presentation and with that vivid colour, looks really good!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Kavey:-)

  15. Margot

    This looks amazing Camilla. I like how you arranged rhubarb on the tart… very clever 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Margot:-)

  16. Sam McKean

    Oh my! This looks incredible! I can’t wait to try!!

  17. Anthea Holloway

    I love this recipe and grow a lot of rhubarb so it is very useful.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Anthea, do let me know what you think:-)

  18. styles5433

    what a lovely summery recipe and so pretty. Rhubarb is such a versatile fruit

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  19. Anca

    It looks amazing, I love the design that you made for the Queen’s birthday. I think the taste is great too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Anca:-)

  20. joanne casey

    looks delicious x

    1. Camilla

      It really is-)

  21. You Baby Me Mummy

    This looks delicious! Your pictures make it look even more yummy! x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)

  22. Rhian Westbury

    The union jack design looks so good on the pie. x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Rhian:-)

  23. Hananh

    This looks delicious, I would love to make something like this soon x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Hannah, it’s so quick and easy:-)

  24. Ickle Pickle

    This looks absolutely delicious – I love Rhubarb, I haven’t had it for years. Kaz x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kaz, gosh go and get some lovely rhubarb!

  25. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Ooh your tarte tatin looks so scrummy with the beautiful rhubarb. I would never have thought of using rhubarb and blueberries this way but it’s clearly made an absolutely gorgeous dessert.
    Angela x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, the flavours worked really well together:-)

  26. Angela Milnes

    oh yummy. this looks so good and the photos are amazing too. You must have put in a lot of effort for this post. Angela from Daysinbed

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Angela, I think it was the quickest post I’ve ever done as I made this the day before the Queen’s 3 day birthday celebrations so was in a rush to post the following day:-)

  27. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Very impressed with your Union Jack-inspired design! I do love tarte tatin, don’t think I’ve ever actually made one myself though!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Becca, oh you should make one, so easy (well this recipe is, some call for making caramel which I always burn)!

  28. Maya Russell

    I can just taste the sweetness and tangyness of it. Looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya, it was fab:-)

  29. Dom

    absolutely stunning. LOVE the union flag made with rhubarb, so funny and so clever and what a pretty tarte too!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you Dom, that is a huge compliment as you make such wonderful sweet creations:-)

  30. Emma walters

    perfect timing!! my rhubarb in the garden is huge & a punnet of frozen blueberries waiting to be eaten, def will be doing this next week. may not be as pretty as yours though, looks lovely!

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Emma, I’m sure your’s will look fab, it really is easy to do but looks so effective:-)

  31. Elizabeth

    Oh this sounds heavenly! I have some fresh rhubarb in my veg box this week – I’ll have to make this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, it really is so simple to make:-)

  32. Peter Block

    Camilla, rhubarb is in season here in the states. It obviously is in season across the pond too. Your tart looks so good. And that is such a good way to showcase the rhubarb.

    1. Camilla

      Fab and thanks Peter, glad you have rhubarb over there too right now!

  33. Kira

    Such a great way to celebrate the queens birthday! Looks and sounds absolutely lovely!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kira, didn’t last long here:-)

  34. Sheri Darby

    This looks so delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sheri it really was:-)

  35. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    Wow this looks fantastic Camilla! Such bright summery colours and flavours. Can I have a slice?

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Emma – it was lush:-)

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