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Low-Fat Orange Blossom Tart Recipe

 

Ingredients

Servings: 10, Serving Size: 1 slice 

 

Crust

9 low-fat graham crackers, crumbled (9 whole rectangles)

2 tbsp 67% vegetable oil butter-flavored spread, melted and cooled

1 egg white

 

Filling

2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice

1 large egg

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp fresh grated orange zest

 

Topping

2 large navel oranges

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

2 Carbohydrate

1 Fat

 

Calories 152

   Calories from Fat 31

Total Fat 3g

   Saturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 21mg

Sodium 132mg

Total Carbohydrate 29g

   Dietary Fiber 1g

   Sugars 17g

Protein 3g

Cooking Methods

 

Make Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 175C. Coat a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the crumbled graham crackers in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the spread and egg white. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan.

  3. Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned (small cracks might appear). Cool completely on a wire rack.

    Make Filling
  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine the orange juice, egg, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly for about 6 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the orange zest. Transfer to a medium bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Cool to room temperature.

  3. Spoon into the prepared crust, cover, and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

    Make Topping
  1. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of each of the oranges, exposing the fresh. Stand each orange upright, and using a sharp knife, thickly cut off the peel, following the contour of the fruit and removing all the white pith and membrane. Holding the orange over a bowl, carefully cut along both sides of each section to free it from the membrane. Discard any seeds and let the sections fall into the bowl.
  2. Place the orange sections in a single layer on several paper towels. Gently blot with additional paper towels. Before serving, arrange the orange sections on the tart.

 

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips, Kitchen Tips and Fun Facts

Lovely and refreshing chilled fruit tart recipe. Not difficult to make although the methods look long and wordy. And it is definitely worth the time and effort for such delicious and healthy low sugar, low fat desserts!

Tips: When pressing the graham crackers mixture onto the tart pan, you can coat your hands lightly with cooking spray to prevent them from sticking to your hands. Remember to press onto the bottom as well as the sides of the pan.

 

 

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