Fresh Fruit Tart with Orange Curd

Fresh Fruit Tart with Orange Curd

Fresh Fruit Tart with Orange Curd

Serves 8
Meal type Dessert
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party, Formal Party
Use fresh summer fruits to create a seasonal fresh fruit tart with orange curd. This fresh fruit tart uses oranges, cherries, strawberries, grapes, and apricots.


  • 1 pre-made pie crust for 9
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 Large eggs (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (substitute with lemon)
  • 1 1/2 heaped teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 - 18 oz. jar Orange marmalade
  • 1 apricot (thinly sliced)
  • 1 bunch green grapes (cut in half)
  • 1 carton strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 bag cherries (pitted and sliced in half)
  • 2 Mandarin oranges


  • Lemons can be substituted to make the curd.
  • Fruits can be substituted for your favorites.


Step 1
pie crust
Line a 9" tart pan with the pie crust, trim the edge and prick bottom with a fork. Bake at 425°F for 10 - 13 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Step 2
In a small microwavable bowl, add 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade and heat for about 15 -25 seconds or until the marmalade heats up and is easy to stir. Take a pastry brush and brush the entire baked pie crust with the orange marmalade. Set aside.
Step 3
Orange curd sticking to the spatula
In a small bowl, stir together eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and orange juice. Set aside. Over a double boiler, using a metal bowl and metal whisk, melt butter. Add in the egg mixture and continuously whisk until it starts to thicken. Switch to a spatula and continue to mix for about 10 - 15 minutes or when the curd coats the spatula. It's the right consistency when you can run your finger through the curd and leave a streak. Remove from heat and cool. Place curd in a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Make sure the wrap is directly on the surface of the curd to prevent a 'skin' from forming on top and place in the refrigerator.
Step 4
While the curd is chilling, prep all the fruits. Wash, peel, and slice fruits. Place on paper towels and dry completely.
Step 5
Spread curd over the bottom of the pie crust. Decorate the top with prepared fruits in any arrangement you like. Microwave another 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange marmalade and gently brush over the top of the fruits. Chill until ready to serve.