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Orange & Brown-Butter Tart

Orange & Brown-Butter Tart

Orange & Brown-Butter Tart

  • Orange & Brown-Butter Tart
  • Orange & Brown-Butter Tart

By Sheri, member

January 12th, 2009

I'm a sucker for tarts. It's one of my favorite desserts to make, and generally like them more than pies or cakes. This one caught my eye because of the oranges and the brown butter. Different. Everything was simple to put together, and the custard filling is delicious. The tart is nice to look at but the oranges were just too juicy and created a layer of juice between the oranges and the custard.

The recipe doesn't say to drain the oranges. I did as much as possible, but they were still too juicy. I think I'd like to make this tart again, using blueberries on top instead of oranges.

Read more on my blog, Pork Cracklins

Recipe Used: Orange & Brown-Butter Tart

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Comments (3)

Sheri writes: Jaclyne - nope, no problems with the crust at all. Outside of the way-too-juicy oranges, it was an easy tart to make. Posted: 12:32 am on February 16th

jaclyne writes: Others are saying they had problems with the crust breaking or sticking to the parchment. Did you have the same problem? (doesn't look like it...beautiful!) Posted: 1:05 am on January 29th

NDbaker writes: Wow- this is a delicious-looking tart. Your photos are beautiful. I'm going to try my hand at it tomorrow. I'm a little worried about the moisture in the oranges, but am not sure what to do about it other than blot them with paper towels. Posted: 7:18 pm on January 18th

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