Blood Orange Tart
Shaped like a heart
Like a special jewel
For your Valentine!
Blood oranges are like two fruits combined into one. They have an orange flavor, obviously. But they also have something else. I can’t decide what it is. Raspberry? Pomegranate?
Whatever it is, it’s definitely working. They are my current fruit crush.
If you haven’t tried them, you should. Right now.
They’re in season. Right now. And then they’ll be gone. Unlike the regular oranges which you can pretty much get year-round. So… right now, okay?! Just saying.
Besides, they’re gorgeous! Yellowish, orangish, with maroon blush. Every time I see them, I have to call out to them,” Hello, gorgeous!”
And I just have to cut one open. Just have to.
I do have a confession, though. I have the tendency to go for something unusual.
Something unique or uncommon. Something out of the norm.
You should see my garden.
Why grow green kale if you can grow purple kale? Why grow red tomatoes if you can grow black tomatoes? And why grow yellow sunflowers if you can grow chocolate sunflowers?
That’s what I say!
‘Coz obviously, sunflowers are chocolate! Lawl!
Anyway, that’s probably why I love blood oranges. They’re a bit different.
They usually cost a little more than their regular cousins. So, I don’t normally buy too many of them.
Except I went to this produce stall the other day and they were selling them for $2 a bag. And there are a dozen per bag! They’re small but I don’t mind runty fruits. In fact, even better. Cuter and they fit in your kids’ lunch boxes perfectly.
I went a little nuts and bought 5 bags. In my defense, this place only lets you use your credit card if your purchase is $10 or more. I had to do it. Just had to.
Thankfully, I already knew what I wanted to do with them. I’m going to turn them into marmalade. We LOVE marmalade with our toasts!
But first, I need to make these.
If you’re looking for something a little unusual (I prefer to think they’re special) to give to your Valentine, these would do it. I think you might even get compliments!
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, chilled
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 large egg
- 5 blood oranges (small)
- 1 tangerine (optional, just for contrast)
- 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
- Turbinado sugar
- In a food processor, mix flour, salt, and sugar. Pulse to combine.
- Cut butter into small cubes. Add to the flour, and pulse until mixture is crumbly.
- Add the egg and continue pulsing until mixture begins to clump together.
- Remove dough and place in a mound on a lightly floured surface. Gently shape the dough mixture into a ball, then flatten it into a disk. Try not to overwork the dough, to avoid tough crust. Cover dough with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll each portion into ¼ inch thickness and shape roughly into a triangle (see how-to photos below). Return to refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
- Peel oranges and tangerine, removing as much pith (the white membrane) as possible.
- Slice them into thin rounds, remove seeds.
- Spread about 1 tablespoon marmalade on the center of each crust, leaving about 1½ inch border. Arrange slices of oranges and tangerine, about 2 layers, on top of marmalade (see how-to photos below).
- Fold over the border, pleating some areas to create the heart shape.
- Brush beaten egg over the border. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Brush on more marmalade over the fruit.
- Bake in 375 F for 30 minutes.
How to make Blood Orange Tart
If you like this recipe, please give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating in the comments section below. Thanks!
That’s a beautiful tart/galette there Angie! Use of blood oranges is so unique. Love the heart shape!
Thanks! They’re really delicious, Sonal, the blood oranges. Go get them before they’re gone. I just can’t get enough of them! 🙂
Wow, such a pretty tart! I have read that black/red/purple fruits and veggies often have more phytonutrients. So, you are getting a great benefit from your colorful garden variety!
Thanks! Yah, I heard that, too! Double bonus for me, then, hehe…
Oh my I love it, I have a real soft spot for blood oranges and have never had them in a tart before, it’s not just beautiful but sounds fantastically delicious. Beautiful Valentines Day treat!!
I’ve been eating them like there’s no tomorrow, just so good! Very addicting. My thumbs are purple ? Thanks, Suzanne! XOXO
Absolutely beautiful! Happy to have just found your site!
Thanks! And I’m so glad you found me!! Since it seems that we both love meatloaf ?? I thank you for stopping by!
This looks awesome -I shall be making it next week
Let me know what you think, Linda! Now just remember, if you’re not a fan of the slightly bitter pith of the oranges, you might want to cut them into segments instead, cutting away the pith completely. Takes longer but worth it especially if you have picky eaters at home ?
I think I’m in love with your tart! So adorable, so festive and delicious blood oranges in all their glory!!
Thanks, Nancy! I’m happy to have received your approval! XOXO
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Wow, this is one beautiful tart. I just love all of the beautiful color that the oranges kept through baking, and I love love citrus in the winter!
Me, too, Julie! I’ve dedicated the whole bottom drawer of my fridge to citrus, all kinds! Out went the apples ? Thanks, Julie! XOXO
Thanks, Joyce! ?
Pretty tart, so appropriate for Valentine’s Day and a good use of these beautiful oranges. I just used some too but in a shrimp stir-fry – just delicious and such a yummy sauce – will post soon 🙂
Oh that sounds good, in a stir fry with shrimps! I might want to try that. Can’t wait to see the recipe! ?
Elaine @ foodbod says
That’s beautiful, you can make that for me for Valentine’s Day if you like?!
I would, too, if you live nearby! But you can make it yourself, too, very easily. I promise! Maybe you can tweak it and make a sugar free version. ??
Such a beautiful and cheery tart Angie, I absolutely love it, those blood oranges showcase beautifully. Great photo composition too. Clever gal 🙂 Happy V-Day! 🙂
Thanks, Loretta! This was easier to photograph probably. I didn’t have to sweat and struggle so much. Maybe I should make fruit tarts all the time, haha… ??
Natascha's Palace says
Thanks so much, Natascha! ??
Angie, My heart is beating faster looking at that gorgeous and scrumptious tart! You have outdone yourself! It is simply spectacular!
Aaw… You’re so nice! They’re pretty easy to make, Sandhya. Anybody can make it, really. Give it a try! If you can’t find blood oranges you can always use the regular kind. XOXO
Gorgeous! And I absolutely agree about this being the fruit of all fruits … 🙂
Thanks, Steffi! They’re up there definitely, those blood oranges. If only they were easier to peel, like tangerines. I would declare them the champion of all fruits! ??
If only my family would gove up their resistance to red grapefruit, I’d declare them a runner-up!
Johanne Lamarche says
I like that layer of marmalade on the bottom of the crust. Love love love blood oranges and marmalade too! Do you know the Montreal woman who makes marmalades at Preservation Society? She is such a fun writer too. I have her ship her creations to me. https://preservationsociety.ca/
No, haven’t heard of her, but I’ll check her out. I do love following fun writers. Especially one that makes marmalade, too. Thanks for the heads up! XOXO
What a beautiful and refreshing tart!
Thanks, Rena! So glad you like! XOXO
Wow, 5 bags?! There certainly won’t be any Vitamin C deficiencies in your household! This tart is seriously stunning. The colors alone are arresting, but you went the extra mile in shaping it into a heart. Gorgeous!
Oh, I didn’t think about the Vit C connection, but you’re absolutely right! No one should be getting sick from now on, haha… So glad you like the tart, Mara! XOXO
Kaila (GF Life 24/7) says
Angie! These look amazing. What a festive treat! I love blood oranges, but I can’t decide on a fruit combo that matches its flavor profile either! Happy Valentine’s Day. <3
I found out most people think blood oranges have a raspberry undertone. Had a little bit of computer problem this morning. Sorry FF106 was a little late. 🙂
What a delectable tart! My son has been pestering me to make a pie for him! I think I will make this one! I am sure he will love the heart shape!
Thanks, Su! This is a lot easier than pies, since it’s free-form. But make sure you remove all the white membrane from the oranges. That’s the only complaint I got from my family. 🙂
Dini @ The Flavor Bender says
This is one beautiful tart Angie!! Im not one for Valentine’s BUT I do love blood orange 🙂 And I completely agree with why do the norm when something extraordinary is available too!! I love the colours here, and I definitely want to try this 🙂 Pinned it too!
Thanks so much, Dini! I’m so glad you like the tart. A little out of the ordinary every now and then is very much needed, right, to spice things up ? Valentine’s Day used to be more important to me, too, before I had children. Now it’s just another day, but with chocolate and flowers, haha…
Debbie Spivey says
This tart is gorgeous, Angie! Love citrus!
Thanks so much, Debbie! Have you joined Fiesta Friday Link Party? Would love for you to join. It’s a lot of fun!
Debbie Spivey says
I have not… Would definitely like to be a part of it! Thanks for asking me!
beautiful it is 🙂
Thanks so much! ?
Zeba@Food For The Soul says
This looks amazing…..and the picture are mouthwatering. Such and fun recipe Angie.
Thanks, Zeba! The crust is particularly excellent. I highly recommend it! ?
Your Tart looks sublime, Angie and I love the color of blood orange. Definitely a great winter tart! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
So I haven’t tried blood oranges yet. But I guess I need to find some – the sooner, the better. And whether that additonal something is raspberry or pomegranate, I love them both. Anyway, the tart looks absolutely gorgeous, Angie! Indeed perfect for your valentine. 😉
Goodness, what a gorgeous tart Angie! Happy Valentine’s day <3 <3
Thanks, Naina! Have you been away on vacation? Not sure if I saw your Instagram post or I may be confusing posts, haha… Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️
Waw, Angie! I love blood oranges too! A fantastic easy tart to make too! Fun & tasty! xxx
Thanks, Sophie! I love easy recipes, don’t you? ?
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
This is so pretty and such a fantastic idea for Valentines or any romantic occassion!
Thanks, Kat! ?