8/17/13

Southern Summer Nights - Double Citrus Tart

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Dessert anyone?

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I'll be serving up Double Citrus Tart for our Southern Summer Nights #VirtualDinnerParty to top off the evening and the abundance graciously provided by the other hostesses, Gina, Debbie, Lyndi, Bethany, Christie, and Julie. This tart has a lemon and orange flavored filling with a cheesecake consistency and a crisp gingersnap cookie crust.

This Double Citrus Tart is the perfect dessert recipe for entertaining because it can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve with no last minute fuss. And did I mention the taste? Delectable.





Recipe source: Southern Living

Double Citrus Tart

Crust
1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Filling
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 large eggs, separated

Topping
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Optional garnishes: fresh mint leaves, lemon or orange zest or slices

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together the crushed cookies, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Press the mixture evenly into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom; set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together condensed milk, orange juice, lemon juice, and egg yolks until blended. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold into condensed milk mixture. Pour into prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or just until filling is set. Remove to a wire rack; cool completely. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Remove tart from pan and place on a serving dish.
Beat whipping cream and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Dollop around edges of tart. Garnish, if desired.

My Microplane zester came in handy to garnish the tart with lemon zest. Fresh mint leaves were also added to individual servings of the tart.




Virtual hugs to all my friends who were able to come to the Southern Summer Nights #VirtualDinnerParty. Hope you enjoyed the food and hospitality. Y'all come back soon!


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9 comments:

  1. Betty White! She is amazing and such an inspiration.

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  2. You had me at citrus! I love anything tart. Thanks for hosting. See you soon:)

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  3. I need this tonight. :) Looks delicious!

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  4. I would invite Diana Gabaldon, my favorite author. The pie looks delicious!

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  5. See, this is something sweet that I would eat! It looks so pretty and citrusy. Yes, please!

    Thanks for serving us dessert, you're such a good hostess. :)

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  6. I would invite my favorite actor - Patrick Stewart!

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  7. sjdkfh/–Sorry, I was wiping drool off of the keyboard! This looks amazing!

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  8. oh my so yummy would love for you to come see what I shared at weekend potluck
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  9. I would love a slice of this as a late night snack :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends last week - I hope you'll join us again tomorrow. I look forward to seeing what you've been working on this week! :)

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