Blood orange tart

This is dedicated to Hannah at Wayfaring Chocolate, whose aversion to orange means that she won’t have to add this recipe to her to-bake list! Maybe I need to change my PhD project to investigate aversion to orange, since people such as Hannah who tragically don’t enjoy orange clearly need some sort of intervention, and I want to help these poor souls whose lives are devoid of the sublime orangey beauty that we more fortunate people have received into our hearts as the orangey glow of orangetastic salvation. Orange be with you.

Like my yuzu tart, this tart is made using the lemon tart recipe from Exclusively Food, although substituting in blood orange juice and adding the zest of a blood orange to the filling after straining it and before putting it into the pastry casing. I also grated rather a lot of chocolate over the top (Scharffen Berger 62% Cacao Semisweet, courtesy of Tash who brought it back from the U.S. for me, amongst other fantastic cacao-related products, since you can’t get Scharffen Berger anywhere that I know of in Australia – thanks, Tash!).

Receive this orange tart into your pie-ous hearts, heathens!

  4 comments for “Blood orange tart

  1. August 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    This is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for me. (I almost wrote “sweetest”, then I decided that would just confuse matters.)

    If you do decide to switch your PhD topic, I hereby sacrifice myself to your research. I shall eat as many orange desserts as you can make during your three years of thesis-creating, and will do my best to be objective and serious about it.

    I bet I’d be converted by the end, but until I have something worthy like making you a Doctor as an incentive, I might have to stay in look-but-don’t-touch territory. :)

  2. Natasha
    August 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I’m so glad that the Scharffen Berger could be incorporated into a Jess orange-inal!! (also, pie-ous — haaha!)

  3. August 25, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Mmmm this looks so delicious. I love blood orange and with the chocolate shavings I can only imagine how good this would be. Delicious!!!!

  4. August 25, 2010 at 9:32 am

    This looks fabulous! Blood oranges give such a marvellous colour to any dish.

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