Last week I found these gorgeous Blood Tangerines at Whole Foods – tangy and sweet. I decided to make a tart with them by incorporating them as a curd.
My favorite tart dough because it is unforgivable!! It won’t get tough from rolling and doesn’t shrink when you bake it. The texture is very similar to a cookie.
1 stick + 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Beat together the butter, sugar and salt with an electric beater or stand mixer until creamy. Add the vanilla and egg yolk and mix until combined. Add the flour until the dough comes together. Shape into a flat round disk and refrigerate until firm.
Roll the dough out between two pieces of flour dusted parchment paper big enough for your 10-inch tart pan – so about a 12-inch round. Don’t worry if the dough breaks when you are transferring it to the tart pan – like I said this dough is very forgiving and you can just gently press and piece it in.
Pre-bake the tart shell at 350* for about 25 minutes until slightly golden.
While the tart is baking start making the curd. I added the zest of a Meyer Lemon I had for a little extra flavor.
Grated zest of 3 Blood tangerines
6 tablespoons Blood tangerine juice
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
Place the zests, juice, water, sugar, salt and butter in a saucepan and heat slowly over low heat until the butter melts. Whisk all the eggs together in a bowl and slowly start to drizzle all of the warm mixture into the bowl. Pour back into the saucepan and constantly stir and scrape over low heat until thickens about 5 minutes. Strain through a sieve directly into the pre-baked tart shell and spread evenly.
Top with 3 pints of raspberries. Gently warm some apricot jam and use it to glaze the tart. Chill until the curd is firm about 3 hours.