Simple Chocolate Drizzled Blood Orange Cream Tart - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Hey from San Diego and Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m actually writing this post from one of my flights because, #bloglife, but by the time you’re reading it I’m probably chilling at the beach. We have already taken so many pictures and we haven’t even gotten there yet.

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I talk about living in Chile quite a bit but as that’s where I started blogging it’s hard not to bring it up sometimes. For example, something that always impressed me during my time in South America, is how real and abundant their produce always was and I found many fruits and veggies that I’d never even heard of. Well, something I never actually did find were blood oranges.

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I feel like I had been looking for for the longest time and, while they may have had them somewhere, I naver managed to find them. That’s why I was very excited to pick some up recently, The color is just so incredible and they make the perfect star for a tart like this.

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So this tart is really simple because I kinda, sorta, cheated a little. I don’t typically use shortcuts but, wow it’s sometimes just so nice to use prepared things now and then.

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Yes, you can totally use pie crust also, but I’ve been wanting to play around with crescent dough (another item not easily found in Chile) and this seemed like a good recipe to try it out. I baked it in a heart pan similar to this one, but feel free to use a round one or similar size in whatever shape you have.

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As for the candied blood orange slices for the top, they’re honestly more for aesthetic purposes and not entirely necessary. I’m always surprised at how good citrus fruits can be when they’re candied like this but even still the peel can sometimes retain a hint of bitterness that I don’t mind but some people won’t like. That’s why of you’re making this for a group, especially kiddos, I’d suggest maybe replacing them with some berries or simply leaving them out.

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Have a great Valentine’s day!

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Simple Chocolate Drizzled Blood Orange Cream Tart

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Yield: 10 - 12 servings

Trying to decide how to use those blood oranges? Try this sweet and creamy citrus tart that's secretly easy but sure to impress the guests.



1 can refrigerated crescent dough
3 egg yolks
1 cup granular sugar
2 blood oranges, juice and zest
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Candied Oranges:

1/4 cup honey (or other liquid sweetener such as maple syrup)
1/4 cup granular sugar
1 blood orange, thinly sliced
1 cup water

Chocolate Drizzle:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil
chocolate hearts for the top (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(180C) and lightly grease a 12-inch tart pan, or heart pan, with oil. Unwrap and roll out the crescent dough on a lightly floured surface. ( You just want to roll it enough to flatten the creases together.)
Place the dough on pan and press down, then shape around edges and cut off excess dough. Place into oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned along the edges.
In a small saucepan over medium high heat, whisk together the sugar, orange juice, zest, half and half, cornstarch, salt, and egg yolks until smooth. Continue stirring over heat until it begins to boil and you see the first bubble pop. Remove from heat and continue gently stirring for about a minute to cool, then stir in vanilla and scrape the custard onto the crust.
Spread in an even layer and place in oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set. Remove to cooling rack and cool for at least 20 minutes. Cover gently with plastic wrap and place in fridge to chill while you fix the toppings.
For the candied oranges, heat the water, honey, and sugar in a small skillet or shallow pot. Bring just to a boil then add the orange slices and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes until the liquid has thickened and formed a syrup onto the oranges. Remove from heat and cool.
To assemble the tart simply place the slices on top of the chilled tart, then melt the chocolate and coconur oil in double boiler until smooth and drizzle over top. If desired, add some small chocolatea, truffles or even Hershey's kisses and serve.

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I love citrus and chocolate together! Yum.

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You sure know how to display your treats.. I'm just gonna say wow. That looks so amazing, and I'm pretty sure that it taste as good as it looks.. I love baking new things and look forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing. I bet it was yummy... I got a kick out of reading the part you were blogging n the plane. We gotta do what we gotta do to get it done!

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I hope your Valentine's Day has been very good! I have never tried blood orange, but I have heard this fruit very well. It gave a different and beautiful touch to the tart. It looks delicious! Have a sweet day :)

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Amazing photography! I would love to try your recipe. I got curious with putting candied blood oranges on a pie. Really interesting pie topping.

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First we thought 'Blood orange in a tart?' Then we realised marmalade is normally made from oranges and marmalade are often used in baked goods. Yet, it must have a sour taste to the tart or does the sweetness of the sugar cut it away?
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