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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pink Grapefruit Tart

Dorie Greenspan Pink Grapefruit Tart for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis 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.

Dorie Greenspan Pink Grapefruit Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.comI 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!

Dorie Greenspan Pink Grapefruit Tart from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe 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.

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie Greenspan Pink Grapefruit Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com“The tart was spectacular” said one of the neighbours. Echoed by the rest of them.

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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28 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pink Grapefruit Tart

  1. Patty February 24, 2015 at 10:04 #

    Love your tartlets…they are so sweet with the grapefruit segments arranged so artfully on top 😉

    • Mardi Michels February 26, 2015 at 05:43 #

      Thanks – I am not sure how artful I was 😉

  2. Cher February 24, 2015 at 12:38 #

    Awww, I love your mini’s 🙂 #minifyallthethings

    This was really delicious, wasn’t it? (And I am glad that it kept well, despite the warning that it wouldn’t – I made a full scale one, since I had a feeling that I would enjoy this one and we have been nibbling away at it.)

  3. Cakelaw February 24, 2015 at 14:56 #

    Isn’t this tart amazing! Your 4 little ones are so cute.

  4. Lovie Bernardi February 24, 2015 at 15:15 #

    Love the idea of tartlets for ease of gifting.

    • Mardi Michels February 26, 2015 at 05:42 #

      Actually I just like mini-sized things generally, not just for giving to others!

  5. Margaret @approachingfood February 24, 2015 at 15:33 #

    Ooh, tartlets, I did the same! Great minds! And I love that you email/text your neighbours to come over for treats — you must be super-popular!

    • Mardi Michels February 26, 2015 at 05:42 #

      I am very popular, yes! Sometimes they are wandering by when I am taking the pics and then I don’t even need to text!

  6. zosia February 24, 2015 at 18:05 #

    Very cute little tarts. This recipe did take a bit a time to put together but was definitely a “winner”.

  7. Nana February 24, 2015 at 20:38 #

    I love the little tarts, and happy your neighbors enjoyed them as well as the caneles.

  8. Kayte February 24, 2015 at 20:47 #

    Tartlets a great choice, and the lucky recipients are probably hoping that the next recipe comes very soon indeed. Nice job.

  9. Amy February 24, 2015 at 21:18 #

    I love that you made them into tartlets. They are so cute!

    • Mardi Michels February 26, 2015 at 05:41 #

      Thanks – we didn’t need a full sized tart!

  10. Margrét Jóhanna February 25, 2015 at 04:50 #

    Tartlets what a great idea, lucky neighbors.

  11. steph (whisk/spoon) February 25, 2015 at 09:47 #

    These look so sunny and cute. I love your segment décor!

  12. Carlene February 26, 2015 at 00:18 #

    Very cute tartlets!

  13. Diane Zwang February 26, 2015 at 18:53 #

    I should learn to mini-fy like Cher says. I think your rustic looking tarts look great. We loved this one too especially my grapefruit loving husband.

    • Mardi Michels February 26, 2015 at 19:32 #

      Actually *I* coined the term #minifyallthethings 😉

  14. Mr. Neil February 27, 2015 at 08:30 #

    This was just stunning. Worthy of being sold in the (sorely missed) Queen of Tarts.

    Didn’t have a dessert wine pairing…

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