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Orange Tart

Mimi Newman
A citrus tart made with orange curd - like a lemon tart, but with orange!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 45 mins
Course Pies and Tarts
Cuisine California, French, Pastry, Seasonal Desserts
Servings 8 slices
Calories 407 kcal


Tart Shell

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract optional

Citrus Curd

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2-3 oranges with both zest and juice)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  • Cut butter into flour and sugar mixture, either by hand or in a food processor. work in the egg and vanilla extract, and press with your fingers until butter is the size of peas mixed into the flour/sugar, and the whole mixture sticks together easily. Wrap in plastic wrap and form into a disc. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F. Blind bake the shell: crumple parchment paper and fill to the top with dry beans, dry rice or pie weights, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Let it cool completely.
  • Prepare a water bath. In a heat-proof bowl on top of boiling water, whisk the orange zest, orange juice, eggs, and sugars for about 10-20 minutes until the mixture thickens and if you dip a spoon into it, and swipe the back of the spoon, the mixture stays separated. Remove the bowl from the water, and add in the cubes of butter in thirds and whisk until it's combined. Let it cool slightly.
  • Pour the orange curd into the tart shell, and then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours so the curd sets - preferable overnight.


You can follow this recipe for the orange curd for any citrus you like! Lemon, lime, grapefruit, anything!


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 372mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1165IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword french orange tart, orange curd tart, orange tart
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