Corsican tarts

Corsican tarts
Two typically Corsican ingredients are brought together in this recipe: chestnuts and clementines.

Chestnut flour is used in the sweetcrust pastry and the tarts are filled with a mouth-watering clementine jelly.
82K 4.2/5 based on 13 reviews
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: February 23th 2014

Keywords for this recipe:
For 12 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 4 pieces 6 pieces 12 pieces 24 pieces 36 pieces
How long will it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
52 min.2 hours 10 min.20 min.3 hours 22 min.
At what time:
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at ... ?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at ... ?
  • Work this out...

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
Corsican tarts
Prepare 1 sheet gelatin.

Sieve 125 g chestnut flour and 125 g flour together into a food-mixer bowl.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Corsican tarts
Add 100 g butter, 100 g caster sugar and 1 Egg.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Corsican tarts
Knead until smoothly mixed.

Stage 4 - 2 hours
Corsican tarts
Gather the pastry into a flat cake, wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (it is easy to make this pastry the day before you want to use it).

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Corsican tarts
After this resting time, roll out the pastry and line the tart tins or moulds.

Stage 6 - 20 min.
Corsican tarts
Bake the tart cases "blind".

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Corsican tarts
Squeeze 4 clementines and collect 50 à 60 ml of juice.

Add 50 g caster sugar and melt the sugar over low heat.

Be careful not to let it boil; the clementine juice should be just hot, around 122°F (50°C). Use a thermometer to be sure.

Add the gelatin and mix in thoroughly.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
Corsican tarts
Put the pan to cool by standing it in cold water. Stir from time to time with a whisk.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Corsican tarts
Melt 75 g white chocolate in a bain-marie.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Corsican tarts
Use a brush to coat each pastry case with a thin layer of white chocolate.

Stage 11
Corsican tarts
This will keep the pastry crisp by stopping the clementine jelly soaking into it. The white chocolate will barely affect the flavour, if at all.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Corsican tarts
To finish, fill the tarts with the clementine jelly and leave to set in the fridge.
You can vary this recipe by using other citrus fruit; lemon, lime, orange, etc.
A few hours in the fridge.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,643 Kcal or 11,066 Kj30 gr373 gr115 gr
132 %12 %35 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
257 Kcal or 1,076 Kj3 gr36 gr11 gr
13 %1 %3 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
220 Kcal or 921 Kj3 gr31 gr10 gr
11 %1 %3 %1 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 pieces : 7.46 €
  • Per piece : 0.62 €

Change currency:

Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
This recipe uses (among others)
Chestnut flourChestnut flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Cookies of the Camisards, Clementines and chestnuts entremet, Chestnut cake, Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cramique, Foie gras fingers, Coconut sweetcrust pastry, Celeriac and sesame soup, Tomato tatin, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gnocchi alla romana, Caribbean upside-down cake, Crisp apricot and pistachio tart, Spinach Omelette, Red rice pannequets, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Clementine Creamy, Quick orange marmalade, Coffee custard, Quince compote, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, ... All
Other recipes you may also like
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
738K 313.7 36 min. January 27th 2017
Du Barry soup
Du Barry soup
Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup, including small whole pieces of cauliflower.
256K4.5 1 hour 1 min. October 17th 2018
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
The chanterelles are fried first briefly, then the scallops fried in the same pan. The pan is deglazed with Noilly to make a delicious cream sauce.
223K4.5 1 hour 6 min. May 10th 2023
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate
Here's something simple to cheer up cold days, or a delight to look forward to on coming home after a walk in the rain.
211K4 23 min. December 19th 2010
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
A layer of light avocado mousse on a bed of crab meat in a herb rémoulade dressing.
175K5 35 min. October 16th 2011
News list of

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2024-06-23)

Your first name or nickname
Your e-mail
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Post a comment or question
Posted by:
I am not a leaving thing
Follow this recipe (as 2 people already do)
If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page