With slightly sharp & juicy bilberries, creamy custard, and crumbly crumble all housed in a sweet pastry case, this fabulously delicious bake not only combines two popular desserts but also contains all of the seasonal flavours and textures you might want in one bite!
Pie or crumble? It can be a quite a decision wondering what to make with fruits which have been lovingly foraged. That was the predicament which Mr E & I faced the other day after coming home with a box full of bilberries. Clearly, it's not an earth shaking predicament, but none the less a relatively important one when you want to do justice to a beautiful fruit which is difficult to harvest.
The 'eureka' moment hit when I was on the cusp of falling asleep that evening. Why not make both. In one bake. A crumble tart. Or if you prefer, a crumble pie. With a sweet pastry base, delicious slightly tart bilberries and crumble topping the dessert sounded like the perfect combination. But deciding to make the tart a 'complete' dessert I included a layer of creamy custard, to make a Bilberry & Custard Crumble Tart, which sat snugly between the bilberries and the crumble topping. It's perfect for packaging up for a day out and about, a picnic or for when sat at home with a pot of tea.