Orange Tart with an Anise Crust

March 8, 2011
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Orange Tart with an Anise Crust

Author Notes: Orange and Anise is my favorite citrus/spice combination. I love the tart orange and lemon curd with the rich licorice buttery crust. NWB

Serves: 4-6

  • 1/2 cup Fresh squeezed orange juice (1 big orange)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • zest of one orange and one lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar
  • pinches salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground anise
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Using a cuisinart, knives, a pastry cutter, or your hands grind 3/4 cup flour, powdered sugar, salt, anise, and butter until the butter has been broken down into small pieces. Press the mixture into a 8" tart pan. Bake until lightly toasted, 20-30 minutes.
  2. Let crust cool. Mix eggs and sugar until well combined. Add juice and zest and mix well. Add flour. Pour into tart dish and bake until set, 30-40 minutes.
  3. Let cool and dust top with powdered sugar.

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