Hey everyone, it’s Sierra here! Today I have a fantastically refreshing recipe for a fresh fruit tart filled with pineapple-lemon curd!
We love tarts here at The Mini Chef, so much so that we’ve joked about opening our own tart bakery. If we were to open a bakery, this fruit tart would definitely be one of our bestsellers! I started with the idea to make a refreshing filling for a tart, using pineapples or mangoes, but after many iterations, I ended up with this pineapple-lemon curd.
The curd tastes great just by itself in the tart, but adding some fresh berries on top gives it the wow factor, both in terms of taste and aesthetics. The tanginess from the curd helps cut through some of the richness from the buttery crust and pairs perfectly with the sugar-coated berries. This is definitely a dessert we will be making for years to come.
To learn how to make the PERFECT tart crust, check out our extremely detailed recipe from The Original Blueberry Ganache Tart.
Pineapple-Lemon Curd Tips
Here are some helpful tips I learned along the way for getting the pineapple-lemon curd perfect!
- Cook the curd over low-medium heat until the liquid thickens. Pay close attention as the curd will thicken in an instant. Stir gently to make sure the bottom doesn’t get burned.
- The curd will not be glossy smooth as this recipe doesn’t use gelatin. It should be less thick than mashed potatoes, but noticeably thicker than what you started with.
- Let it cool completely to room temperature before filling in the tart and before decorating the tart with fruits.
While technically optional, the berry topping is what makes this a fruit tart and raises this tart to the next level! The pineapple-lemon curd is quite tangy, so finishing the tart with some fresh, ripe berries will bring some additional sweetness to balance it out.
Feel free to choose any berries that you like, or even other fruit, but ideally they should be ripe and sweet. Adding unripe fruit will make this a very sour tart.
In addition, the berries will be coated with sugar and tossed to give them a beautiful sheen and a touch of additional sweetness. This will ensure that even if your berries aren’t perfectly ripe, the tart will still taste amazing. However, if desired, feel free to skip on this sugar coating.
Dying to try out this amazing fresh fruit tart with a sweet and tangy pineapple-lemon curd filling? Let’s get started!
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I love desserts that bring in various bright colors! These look awesome!