A smooth and yummy tangerine custard tart made with fresh tangerine juice and zest, chocolate graham cracker crust for a refreshing and easy to make dessert.
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Tangerine Custard Tart

A smooth and yummy tangerine custard made with fresh tangerine juice and zest, with a chocolate graham cracker crust for a refreshing and easy to make dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Ellen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice
  • zest from 1 tangerine
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar - divided
  • 3/4 cup butter - divided
  • 1 sleeve (8 chocolate graham crackers)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • tangerine segments for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the chocolate graham crackers in a ziploc bag, seal, and smash to fine crumbs
  • Pour cracker crumbs into a medium bowl, add 1/4 cup sugar
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in microwave
  • Mix butter into the sugar/cracker crumbs until fully incorporated
  • Spread among 6 - 4 oz ramekins or 2 small tart dishes. Press firmly with a spoon or your fingers to form a crust
  • In a medium microwave bowl, whisk together the tangerine juice, zest, eggs, and 1 cup sugar
  • Cube 1/2 cup of butter into small pieces, add to the tangerine juice, sugar and eggs
  • Microwave on 50% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until butter is melted
  • Continue to microwave at 50% power between 5 to 8 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until thicken
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, seal tight with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour (or until completely cooled)
  • Using a kitchen aid or hand mixer, whip heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form (about 2 to 4 minutes)
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar and whip for 30 more seconds
  • Gently fold 1/2 the whipping cream into tangerine curd to make a custard
  • Spoon evenly among the ramekins or tart dishes
  • Top with fresh segments of tangerine, more whipping cream, and any leftover chocolate crumbs
  • Serve
  • Refrigerate any left overs