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Tuesdays With Dorie: Pink Grapefruit Tart February 24, 2015

This weeks recipe for Tuesdays With Dorie is the Pink Grapefruit Tart which is located on page 138 of Baking Chez Moi. I am lucky that I looked at this recipe in advance and read everything over.  You would have to wake up REALLY early in the morning to make this all in one day because the different components have to rest in the refrigerator.  So I took Dorie’s advice and did the recipe over 2 days.  The first day, Saturday, I prepared the almond/lemon filling, grapefruit crèmeux, and tart crust.  On Sunday, I assembled the tart and let it chill in the fridge per instructions.

I only made a few modifications to the recipe.  We didn’t have any Campari, so I substituted Cointreau just for fun.  I am pretty sure we used Ruby Red Grapefruits since that was the only thing available.  Other than that I actually stuck to the recipe🙂

At first I thought that no one was really going to like the tart.  It isn’t too sweet but it has a nice bitterness and sweetness of the Grapefruit. Surprisingly, I had one grapefruit left and Mike ended up eating it and sharing it with Maureen.  He also said both girls liked the grapefruit on the top of the tart rather than the tart.  But he REALLY liked the tart.  In the end it was a good surprise.  I had also made a vegan Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Crunch topping, and when you eat the pies together the sweetness of the Sweet Potatoes is WAY too over powering and the Grapefruit Tart had a nice refreshing quality to it.

As I write this I am staring at my piece of pie and looking forward to finishing this entry so I can dive in.

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8 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Pink Grapefruit Tart”

  1. I know what you mean — you don’t expect the tart to taste so refreshing, given that it’s made with such a tart fruit. But it just works! And your tart looks fabulous!

  2. Heidie Says:

    Delicious!🙂 Love xoxo Heidie

  3. looks wonderful–beautiful grapefruit segments!

  4. Ryan Says:

    Your tart looks great! Those grapefruits look ridiculously good.

  5. Kayte Says:

    Yours looks so perfect. Yes, one had to get up really early to get this done in a day (I know as I had to do that!). That said, it was such a wonderful dessert, I do plan to make it again (and spread the process out over two days as suggested). Nice photo!

  6. Nana Says:

    A perfect tart. This did take a bit of time to assemble, but the end result was worth it.

  7. zosia Says:

    So pretty! And your fruit looks particularly juicy and delicious.

  8. Your segments looked like they turned out perfect. I thought this tart was pretty refreshing too. I really like the color of the ruby reds with this.


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