This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is an elegant, multi-faceted tart. Featuring a sweet crust, it’s topped with a lemon-almond cream (similar to a frangipane as featured in a galette des rois) that’s baked on the crust, then topped with a grapefruit crémeux (a decadent, gorgeously silky custard-type confection!) and finally garnished with pink grapefruit segments.
I made the full recipe of the short crust but just baked up three smaller tarts in my 4″ springform pans, making for “rustic” looking tartelettes. But I’m ok with rustic. I made 1/2 quantities of the lemon-almond cream and the crémeux (I used red Lillet instead of the called-for Campari and it worked a treat!) and used one larger grapefruit for my segments but because the tartelettes were so small, I had to be a little creative in my segmenting of the citrus. Resulting in even an even more rustic-looking dessert!
The neighbours who received the “come and pick up your dessert emails/ texts – this happens often chez moi – were thrilled and a little intrigued (they also received canelés that I have been experimenting with!) but what they were eating and emailed to inquire.
So, Dorie, this is a winner. Yes, it’s a lot of steps (4 different components) but none of them overly complicated. And the taste is amazing. Especially in the dead of winter – it was like a ray of sunshine cutting through the dark and grey.
Get Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Pink Grapefruit tart here or on page 138 of Baking Chez Moi.
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