The inspirations for my recipes often come from the most random places. For this refreshing citrus tart, I was browsing Pinterest one day and came across a recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes, which is one of my favorite breakfast dishes. I was given some new tart pans at Christmas and wanted to use them, and thought I would combine similar flavors from the pancake recipe into a dessert.
Instead of using lemons I chose to use oranges. Because I wanted to use my Christmas gift to make this dessert, I started thinking about those chocolate oranges that are so popular around the holidays.
I already had a chocolate shortbread tart crust in my arsenal that is completely fabulous and I knew it would be the perfect pairing for the light and citrusy filling.
The result ended up being one of my favorite tarts ever. The filling is fluffy and flavorful without being too heavy or rich. The combination of the orange with the bold chocolate crust is a killer pairing. As a bonus, I served this tart to our friends who said it reminded them of the chocolate oranges at Christmas before I mentioned where I got the idea for this tart!Print
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