Broiled Grapefruit Tart

Fans of sweet-tart desserts will love this pretty tart. Pie pastry is topped with marmalade and grapefruit sections, sprinkled with sugar, and broiled briefly.

Broiled Grapefruit Tart
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 425°F 28 mins to 32 mins Broil 2 mins to 3 mins


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 ruby red grapefruits
  • 1/4 cup orange or citrus marmalade (homemade or jarred)
  • 1/3 cup tea biscuit cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Make It

1. Whisk flour and salt in a bowl.

2. Using pastry blender, or in food processor with pulsing action, cut shortening into flour mixture until consistency of peas. Cut in butter. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water, a little at a time. Toss with a fork or pulse in food processor until dough holds together.

3. Gather dough and transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap; gently flatten into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

4. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. On floured surface, roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Roll up onto rolling pin and transfer to a 12-inch pizza pan. Fold over edge to form a slight lip. Bake at 425 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven.


5. Cut peel and white pith from grapefruit. Slice fruit in thin slices; cut slices in half. Dry on paper towels.

6. Spread marmalade on baked crust. Top with cookie crumbs. Fan grapefruit slices over crust; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 to 22 minutes, until crust is browned. Remove tart from oven; turn on broiler. Sprinkle tart with remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Run under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, until shiny and browned.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 225, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 10, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 32, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 114, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.