Orange tart

 It appears I have a thing for tarts lately (and I mean this in the nicest way possible).
Daylight savings bring with it extra hours of sunshine = extra hours of joy. More time to wander, to read, to sit in the garden and just be. Warm weather also makes me a little bit less inclined to bake - it's too hot in the kitchen with the oven on  and I feel like I need to be out at play!

I did, however, manage to conjure up this little orange tart recently. It reminds me of the bright sun and how cheery my moods seem to coincide with the warming of the weather. Makes me happy just looking at it. And the taste? Light, citrusy and sweet. Like a little piece of sunshine.
This recipe has been adapted from Coles magazine. I cut down on the sugar and used storebought pastry to suit my lazy ways.  I've yet to make my own pastry from scratch and I know I should probably give it a go; everyone says homemade pastry tastes so much better. But I'm easily impressed and so far the ready made ones have worked a treat for me, so there.

Orange tart

Ingredients  

1 sheet store-bought shortcrust pastry
4 Eggs 
3/4 cup Cream 
1/2 cup strained orange juice 
2 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup caster sugar 
1 orange, thinly sliced

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line 20 cm-round, fluted tart tin with pastry. Trim excess pastry and lightly prick bases with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes or until pastry is cooked. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.

2. Whisk together eggs, cream, extra sugar, juice and zest. Pour into prepared tart shell. Bake for 30-35 mins, until just set but still wobbly.

3.  In the meantime, place sugar and ¹⁄3 cup of water in a small frying pan. Stir on low heat, until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium and boil 3 mins, without stirring, until syrupy. Add orange slices and simmer for 5 mins, until oranges are soft. Set aside to cool.

4. Drain the orange slices and then arrange over tart and cut into wedges to serve.

62 Responses to Orange tart

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

A slice of sunshine sounds absolutely delightful. This looks amazing as most of your dishes do :) Thanks for sharing the recipe Trishie!

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nancy said...

yum! sounds goooooood! very spring-y. :)

honey my heart said...

i like all kinds of fruit tarts but have not tried an orange one yet. this is on my must taste list!

oomph. said...

looks good!! i wish i had the skills to bake. i can follow recipes to the T and still fail!

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Mimi said...

ohmygosh, this looks delicious!!! and it's so beautiful too! :D

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Shoe Bell(i)e said...

That's like summer on a tin, eh? Makes me feel warm, thnx:)

EV said...

So yummy<3 a slice of sunshine~

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paisleysummer said...

Mmmmm.Citrus tart yum! x

Jamie lee said...

I wish I had the skill to make something so delicious! It would probably be gone within hours though I bet

Punctuation Mark said...

That sounds and looks so refreshing... YUM!!!

rooth said...

Your baked goods always look so delicious. I think I might even be able to manage these tarts. Maybe :)

Frances Davila said...

Oh wow! Would kill for a slice! Thanks for the recipe! You have a great blog! Now following! I hope you can check out mine and follow if you like!


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Ali W. said...

Oh my gosh...YUM. Please come be my family's chef! I have never even seen anything like this. I love oranges. I would love this!

Nat Wears Clothes said...

omg, that looks SO good!!
And your photos are always beautiful ♥

xx
Nat

We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

Wauw, that tart is so beautiful. Definitely gonna make it this weekend, so thanks for sharing the recipe! I really love your blog, so I follow you now! :)

tinajo said...

It looks so delishious that I´m starving right now!

Anouka said...

It looks so beautiful! As if it was smiling at you. Well done Trishie!

LUXESSED

Carrie said...

my mouth is so watery right now! this tart looks super duper duper delicious.

:)
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Bella Francisca said...

omg it looks so fresh! I want orangee! :D

xx,
Missing Bee

Passing fancy said...

Looks yummy :o

Lana S. said...

That look so yummy!

Lana, xo
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Paulina said...

Mm yummy !!<3

Sharlynn said...

This looks awesome! I just made just fresh wanton soup tonight, it was great too! I really want to be an orange upside down cake!

Bravoe Runway said...

This looks so delicious! I love tarts as well, and hope to make this!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

This sounds delish and oh so refreshing! Wish it were spring around my part of the world :) xoxo

Sofia Bergkvist said...

Looks soooo good! Will be making that shortly ;)

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Erica said...

How could you not have a thing for tarts?!! So yummy! I've never had an orange tart before though. Looks really good.

helen at thelovecatsINC said...

this looks gorgeous!

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Suprajen888 said...

Oh wow, am glad I stumbled across your blog...this recipe sounds yummy...defo worth a shot myself :)

Thanks for sharing

jenny xoxox

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Marie said...

Looks delicious! Actually, it is kind of funny you have a post that includes oranges today, I have too :)
xx Marie

pretty little things said...

looks yuum..mom cooks it in a differnt way bt will love to try this.thnx
xo sabbi

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

mmm all of your foods have just looked so yummy lately. i love orange!

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Sam said...

Looks and sounds so refreshingly yum for summer. I would also buy store made pastry ;) I'd like to try this out soon

helen said...

that's a beautiful tart! i've never tried to make one before, but now i really want to. love oranges, too :)

Jennifer said...

looks delicious!

xo Jennifer

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Fashion to Go said...

Wow such a beautiful dessert! Never would have thought of using oranges for a tart

becca said...

beautiful, beautiful food! citrus is so happy.

Kari said...

looks delicious!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Yuuuuum, that looks absoluely delicious. And also maybe healthy - one of your five a day?!

Stephanie G said...

I love tarts too and yours look amazingggg! Might give this a go soon, bought a lot of oranges from Coles this week on special, funnily enough ;)

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Nicole Sanders said...

Mmm yum looks delicious, love citrus tarts and cakes. Yes when it's hot I find hard to do too much baking, more time is spent outdoors or in the pool:)

Meream said...

I am drooling here just imagining how good that is!

Tata Mo said...

I love your blog ! It's so fresh ;)

Patricia González Fernández said...

mmmmmm!!!! it looks delicious!
YUMMY!!

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blondebenedicte said...

thanks! x

uh, so color-full! looks godd :9
bisous x

Jenee C. said...

Yum! I've had all sorts of tarts but never an orange. It sounds delightful! Again, gorgeous photography. I'm thinking of putting together a blog post about bloggers and their cameras. Do you mind if I include you?

xx Jenee C.
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Marsa said...

i loooove tart :)
I want to try this for halloween! i'll let you know how it goes if i actually get the courage to try it

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NATALiJA WANTS YOU! ♥ said...

yummy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Shop N' Chomp said...

Can't say I've seen orange tarts before but this looks delish!

Sandy a la Mode said...

this looks soo delish!! love!

xo,
Sandy
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Gillian said...

I love the sunshine-y look of this tart. You do make very pretty and tasty looking tarts, it has to be said!

I regularly use ready made pastry. I know everyone says it's easy to make but I am lazy/busy and much prefer just opening a packet!

Prisilia Felicia said...

the tart looks so cute I can't resist! :O just looking at them really brightens up my mood!!:D bet it's really yummy..

Saphira Thenalia said...

cute things to do!!Love orange ;)

saphira-t


Camila Carneiro said...

Daylight savings just started over here in Brazil, so I know what you mean with the extra bright hours:)
Oh, and that tart looks absolutely amazing and delicious!!

xo, camila.
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Saphira Thenalia said...

and also follow you back dear...thank you so much <3<3

Kristin said...

Oh wow! That looks and sounds amazing! So fresh and delicious :-). I'm with you: store bought pastry has always served me well. I have no desire to go back to trying to make my own!

Francesca Giusti said...

love this cake and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this looks amazing. What great food photos!
xo,
nancy

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Friday!

Debie Grace said...

I never tried orange tarts! Must taste very sweet!!

Jan said...

I love orange flavour, and not too much suga in this one, sounds delicious!

Kelly said...

I just finished dinner and am craving dessert. This is NOT helping!