Citrus Tart Recipe

Pittman & Davis

Introducing our first annual Pittman & Davis Employee Citrus contest. The goal was to create the best citrus dish. Our grand prize winner was a Citrus Tart!

How to make a Citrus Tart



  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour



Candied Fruit:

  • 2 Cups Assorted Citrus
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar


  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. For the dough: combine the powdered sugar, butter, and flour. Use hands to mix well. Will be crumbly but will come together.
  3. Take the dough and press into a tart pan. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool.
  4. For the filling, combine the cream cheese, sugar, orange zest and vanilla. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix until smooth.
  5. Spread filling on top of tart crust evenly. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. To make the syrup, combine the cornstarch, juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thick. Set aside.
  7. To candy the fruit, mix sugar and water in a pan. Stir until dissolved. Bring to a simmer. Place fruit slices into the pan an simmer for 1 hour. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Arrange candied fruit on top of the tart. Pour syrup over fruit and serve.

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