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Bitter Orange Tart

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Introduction

Although I make the most of the Seville orange season (December to February), that bitter orange taste is too good to forsake during the long months that Seville oranges are not about. Then I simply try to recreate their floral sharpness by using regular orange and lime juices in something approximating a 2:1 ratio. If you want to do the same, then use 60ml / ¼ cup lime juice (from 2-3 limes) and 140ml / ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon orange juice (from 1 large or 2 medium oranges).

I have to say, that when Seville oranges are in season, this tart looks like a disc of winter sunshine on the plate – and tastes like it, too. I must also add that the curd is just as fabulous spread over toasted crumpets or proper white bread.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

Although I make the most of the Seville orange season (December to February), that bitter orange taste is too good to forsake during the long months that Seville oranges are not about. Then I simply try to recreate their floral sharpness by using regular orange and lime juices in something approximating a 2:1 ratio. If you want to do the same, then use 60ml / ¼ cup lime juice (from 2-3 limes) and 140ml / ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon orange juice (from 1 large or 2 medium oranges).

I have to say, that when Seville oranges are in season, this tart looks like a disc of winter sunshine on the plate – and tastes like it, too. I must also add that the curd is just as fabulous spread over toasted crumpets or proper white bread.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

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  • I turn to this recipe time and time again when I need a special dessert for dinner with friends. I particularly like to serve it after the Thai Seafood and Pumpkin Curry from "Bites" or the Massaman Curry from "Simply." It's refreshing tang makes it perfect after anything warmly spiced. A real winner!

    Posted by joshv41680 on 10th January 2020
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