A tart that’s the definition of refreshing and delicious! My Vanilla Citrus Tart is made with a buttery, flaky pastry shell; filled with a creamy, vanilla pastry cream; and topped with grapefruit, orange and blood oranges citrus gems. You’ll love the combination of sweet and tart flavors in this tart!
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The All-Butter Crust
You’ll love the all-butter crust for this citrus tart! It’s flavorful, flaky, buttery – everything you want a crust to be! Plus, it’s super easy to make using a food processor! I always use a food processor for my pie and tart crust dough. It makes the job of combining the flour and cold butter so much easier than using an old-fashioned pastry blender.
The Vanilla Filling
The vanilla pastry cream filling I use for this citrus tart is simply perfection. It’s not too sweet and it really brings together all the flavors of this recipe. It’s easy to make and you can use it for some many different dessert recipes, including using it as a cake or cream puff filling. For a more in-depth video tutorial, check out my ‘Back to Cake Basics’ episode!
The Citrus Topping
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Looking for more tart recipes? Try my ‘Classic Fruit Tart’ with cheesecake filling next!
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I absolutely love my classic CuisinArt food processor – it’s simple and gets the job done!
This set of nesting glass mixing bowls is perfect for food prep.
Here’s a similar stainless steel pot to the one I’m always using.
I love these Epicurean cutting boards – they’re also dishwasher safe!