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Bringing the classic flavor combination of chocolate and orange to a tart, this recipe for Orange Tart is sure to wow and please. Featuring a homemade pie crust that is flaky in texture, this Orange Tart features a layer of rich dark chocolate covered with a creamy orange curd and mandarin slices. Blind bake the tart crust to ensure that your tart does not end up with a soggy bottom. Prepare the tart the day before you plan on serving it as it should be refrigerated overnight.


  • 125 grams butter (cold and cubed)
  • 280 grams flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 100 milliliters cold water
  • 50 grams dark chocolate
  • 240 grams sugar
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 eggs
  • 180 grams orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin
  • 180 grams butter (cubed)
  • 3 tablespoons orange (plum, or peach marmalade)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
  • 3 cans mandarin oranges (in syrup)


  1. First, make the crust. Add the butter, flour, sugar, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until a sandy mixture forms and you can no longer see pieces of butter.
  2. Put the processor on medium high speed and stream in the cold water until a ball forms that pulls away from the sides.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and divide in 2 pieces. Wrap 1 piece in plastic wrap and freeze for later use. The other piece, roll out flat and transfer to a greased and floured 26 by 26 centimeter baking dish. Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  5. When the crust is firm, pierce the bottom repeatedly with the tines of a fork. Place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom and fill the bottom with dried beans so the dough does not rise during baking. Bake 15 minutes. Remove and cool.
  6. Chunk the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 1 minute increments until melted. Once the crust cools, baste the bottom and sides of the crust with a light layer of chocolate. Let the chocolate set at room temperature.
  7. While the crust cools, make the orange curd.
  8. In a food processor or coffee grinder, blend the sugar and orange zest together.
  9. Set up a double boiler and add into the top pot the sugar mixture, eggs, and strained orange juice. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens.
  10. Soak the gelatin in just enough water to rehydrate it. Add it to the orange curd mixing it in well.
  11. Remove from heat and when the curd has cooled to 40 degrees Celsius, add the butter cube by cube beating well after each addition.
  12. Pour the orange curd over the chocolate coated crust and tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove any bubbles. Refrigerate overnight.
  13. The next day, top the tart. Add the water and marmalade to a pot and bring to the boil. Stir to bring up the marmalade.
  14. Strain the marmalade and add the strained liquid to a clean pot and heat it up along with the gelatin previously rehydrated in a little water. Set aside to cool.
  15. Decorate the top of the tart with the mandarin pieces. Baste with the cooled marmalade mixture. Refrigerate until set and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories730Calories from Fat320
Total Fat36g55%
Saturated Fat21g105%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat320
Total Carbohydrate93g31%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Paula W. 26 May 2015
The tart has a strong orange flavor I really enjoyed. Be careful with the gelatin though as it can set up fast.