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Wild blueberry tart (tarte aux brimbelles)

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Wild blueberry tart (tarte aux brimbelles) - Gastronomy, holidays & weekends guide in Great East
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Highly prized by gourmets, the wild blueberry tart sold at many farmhouse inns in the Vosges massif has a shortcrust pastry topped with semolina or biscuit crumbs to absorb the fruit juice, and a generous layer of "brimbelles", a Vosges term referring to the wild blueberries that are picked in the summer. Once prepared, the tart is baked for around twenty minutes, then sprinkled with sugar before being put in the oven again for a few minutes.

This famous tart is enjoyed at teatime or for dessert, warm or cold, on its own or served with whipped cream. A real treat!

Every year on 15 August, the village of Metzeral holds a blueberry tart festival to celebrate this pastry. You can sample the speciality as well as watch folk concerts or try your hand at traditional Alsace dances.

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