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Yuzu Curd Tart Recipe

May 16, 2018 by Jodi MacKinnon (QFG) Leave a Comment
knife cutting a slice of yuzu curd tart
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hrs 45 mins

A cross between a lemon and tangerine, this citrusy Japanese fruit gives an Asian twist to a classic French lemon tart. A bright, delicious dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8-10
Author: Nicole MacVicar


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , cubed
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup yuzu juice
  • 2 tsp lemon peel , grated
  • 2 tsp tangerine peel , grated
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , cubed
  • Whipped cream , 35%
  • Berries
  • Fresh mint


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  2. Add water and pulse until dough comes together.
  3. Press into 9" tart shell with removable bottom and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Line shell with foil and fill with pie weights and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until edges turn golden. Remove the weights and foil and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  6. In a double boiler, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, remaining sugar, yuzu juice, and grated citrus peel. Cook, whisking, until curd is thick enough to coat back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter until melted. Let cool.
  8. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  9. Pour cooled filling into the tart shell and bake just until filling is set, about 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate until cold about 4 hours.
  11. Serve garnished with whipped cream, berries, and mint.

a slice of yuzu curd tart

About Jodi MacKinnon (QFG)

Qualifirst's COO, Jodi loves cooking and baking. Taking raw ingredients and turning them into something that is absolutely delicious, with just the right flavor balance, is one of her favorite pastimes.

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