Broiled grapefruit tart recipe

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There are many more interesting ways to enjoy grapefruit than the standard half with breakfast. Baking releases its natural juices, which form a flavorful glaze for the fruit. The tart is sprinkled with sugar and broiled briefly right before serving.

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes


  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • ¼cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 3 ruby red grapefruit
  • ¼ cup orange or citrus marmalade
  • ⅓ cup finely crushed tea biscuit or butter cookies
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
How to Make It
  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until flour mixture is moistened. Gather flour mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together. Gently flatten dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. On a lightly floured surface roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Wrap pastry circle around rolling pin. Ease pastry into a 12-inch pizza pan. Flute edge. Bake for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut a thin slice from both ends of 1 grapefruit. Place a cut end on a cutting board and cut away the peel and the white part of the rind. Cut sections from membranes. Place sections on paper towels; pat dry. Repeat with the remaining 2 grapefruits.
  4. Spread marmalade over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with crushed cookies. Arrange grapefruit on crust; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of the sugar.
  5. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until crust is browned. Remove tart from oven; turn on broiler. Sprinkle tart with the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until top is browned. Let cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
225 kcal
Calories from Fat:
90 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
10 mg
114 mg
32 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
3 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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