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Easy Citrus Tart

This pretty tart is enriched with creme fraiche and glazed with orange marmalade.

  • Yield: Makes one 9-inch tart

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2001

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • Pate Sucree for Citrus Tart
  • Zest of 1 orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Zest of 2 lemons (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade (with long strips)

Directions

  1. Lightly flour a clean work surface. Roll out pate sucree to 1/8-inch thickness. Place in bottom of 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom; chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove pan from refrigerator; place on a baking sheet. Using a fork, prick pastry all over. Carefully line pastry with parchment, pressing it into corners and edges; weigh down with uncooked beans. Bake about 20 minutes. Remove paper and beans; bake until crust is light golden, about 10 minutes more. Transfer to a rack to cool for 15 minutes.

  3. Whisk zests, juices, and sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in creme fraiche until well combined. Whisk in eggs until well blended. Pour into shell. Carefully return to oven; bake until filling is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Do not brown. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool to room temperature.

  4. Place marmalade in a small saucepan; stir over low heat until melted. Let cool a few minutes; spread evenly over cooled tart. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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