Citrus tart


Citrus tart
This is an unconventional tart, though the recipe is quite simple: no cream filling in the bottom, just slices of lightly poached fruit in a sweetcrust pastry case.
4,1573.8/5 for 4 ratings
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Last modified on: July 8th 2020

For 1 tart, you will need:

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41 min.1 hour50 min.2 hours 31 min.
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Keeping:

1 day in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #1
Wash 1 grapefruit and 1 orange, then slice thinly.

It's no secret, a mandolin is the ideal tool for this.

Lay in a large gratin dish and remove any pips.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #2
Put 750 ml Poaching syrup in a saucepan and add 1 vanilla pod (split down the middle and scraped) and 2 stars anise.

Bring to the boil.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
Citrus tart : Photo of step #3
Pour the boiling syrup over the citrus slices.

Leave to poach for 1 hour.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #4
After this time, drain the fruit thoroughly.

Keep the syrup, as this can be reused next time or in another recipe.

Stage 5 - 8 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #5
Cut the slices in half and spread out on absorbant paper to dry..

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #6
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Roll out 250 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and line an 8-inch (20 cm) tin or ring.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #7
Arrange the citrus slices in the pastry case.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #8
Dot the top with knobs of 20 g butter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons caster sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #9
After 15 minutes, take the tart out of the oven and top for a second time with 20 g butter and 2 tablespoons caster sugar.

Stage 10 - 25 min.
Citrus tart : Photo of step #10
Put back in the oven for a further 25 minutes (or thereabouts).

Stage 11
Citrus tart : Photo of step #11
Leave to cool completely before taking out of the ring or tin.

Remarks

In stage 5 you can cut the citrus slices into smaller pieces if you prefer, as this makes cutting the tart into potions easier.

Depending on the ripeness of your fruit, they may well produce more juice, even after poaching. To err on the safe side, use a tin or mould rather than a dessert ring in stage 6, to be sure any juice stays in the tart.

You can use any type of citrus fruit for this recipe, but it is important to choose organic, as the peel will be used.

The star anise can be replaced with cardamom, if you prefer.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,106 Kcal or 8,817 Kj23 gr449 gr114 gr
105 %9 %42 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
120 Kcal or 502 Kj1 gr26 gr6 gr
6 %1 %2 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,106 Kcal or 8,817 Kj23 gr449 gr114 gr
105 %9 %42 %17 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on a recipe by chef Hélène Darroze.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Poaching syrupPoaching syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach Melba, How to poach peaches, Poire Belle Hélène, Peach and green tea tart, Tarte Bourdaloue, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bounty-style tart for Alison, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, How to roll out pastry for a tart, Parisian-style chocolate custard tart, Tarte Jurassienne, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rum babas, Turnip top soup, Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Super-green, super-thrifty soup, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Toffee apple upside-down cake, Rum babas, Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , Almond macaroon cake, Fresh fruit in sabayon, ... All

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