A Beautiful Winter Citrus Tart with Maple Ricotta

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There is nothing better to brighten up the dull winter months with some refreshing citrus that is now in season. Having some beautiful colors and dose of Vitamin C on your breakfast plate is a great way to start your day especially when the growing season isn’t delivering many palatable colors otherwise. Try out this winter citrus and ricotta breakfast tart while the citrus supplies last. 

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What is Winter Citrus?

The cold season actually blesses us with some delicious types of citrus in some parts of the world. Grapefruit, tangelos, Cara-Cara oranges are just a few of the citrus varieties you should be eating all of January and February! 

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Tart Components

Tart Shell

You can make the tart dough ahead of time if you are planning on enjoying this as a breakfast food. 

Maple Ricotta

Pick a high quality ricotta to make this tart extra delicious!

Macerated Winter Citrus 

For this tart the recommended citrus included tangelo, grapefruit, Cara-Cara oranges, and blood oranges. You can mix up these citrus fruits if you choose. The recommended citrus creates a beautiful color contrast and unique flavor combinations. 

Tart Toppings

You can top this tart with any garnishes you desire. To let the citrus shine the only topping included in the recipe is toasted and chopped pistachios. Other potential toppings include fermented lemon peel, lemon zest, chia seeds, or shredded coconut. Feel free to get experimental with your toppings. 

Once you have gathered all your ingredients and read over the recipe you are ready to get started on this delicious and good looking dish that is celebrating winter citrus. This tart could be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack between meals, or as a passed hors d’oeuvres at a party!

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