Dark Chocolate Grapefruit Tart

Baking always gets me in a good mood and tarts are one of my ultimate go-to items.  Tarts seem a lot more difficult and time intensive than they actually are, but between you and me tarts can be one of the most simple desserts when you are short on time and want something that is sure to impress.  You must give this recipe a try if you are a fan of lemon tarts or bars as this is an elevated twist on a citrus tart that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.  


This recipe features my tried and true tart crust (with a little variation) and a homemade grapefruit curd that is then baked to perfection.  The grapefruit citrus notes are complimented by a luscious dark chocolate layer featuring Madecasse chocolate, that separates the crust from the grapefruit filling.  This is definitely a treat for special occasions or a cheat day, but uses all organic ingredients (the only exception being the vanilla extract and sea salt) to create a delightful dessert you can feel better about eating (no additives or artificial ingredients here!)

Get to baking and let me know what you think or if you have any questions!  XO SAV

Organic Dark Chocolate Grapefruit Tart
Serves 8
Pink grapefruit and dark chocolate combine in a delicious made from scratch tart that uses all organic ingredients.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
For crust
  1. 7.5 oz organic flour
  2. 2.5 oz organic sugar
  3. 5 oz organic butter
  4. 1 tsp Madecasse Vanilla extract
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1/2 organic Madecasse 92% dark chocolate bar
  7. 1/2 tsp organic coconut oil
For filling
  1. 4 organic, cage free large eggs
  2. 7 oz organic sugar
  3. 2 oz organic butter (cold and cut into cubes)
  4. 5 oz fresh squeezed and strained organic pink grapefruit juice
  5. 1/2 tsp Madecasse vanilla extract
  6. zest of one organic pink grapefruit
For crust
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Grease the bottom of a 9in tart pan (with removable bottom) with butter
  3. In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  4. Cut butter into cubes and place into a small microwave safe bowl. Melt slightly in the microwave in 15 second intervals until melted with some solid pieces remaining.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract with butter and fold into dry ingredients until a crumbly texture is achieved (do not over mix dough). Refrigerate for 10 min.
  6. Press dough evenly into the tart pan and up the sides to form the crust. Once finished forming the dough, poke the bottom several times with a fork.
  7. Place the tart pan on a large baking sheet and bake in oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Remove crust from oven and reduce heat to 325F.
  9. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Pour into tart crust after removed from oven and spread out gently with the back of a spoon.
For filling
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, grapefruit juice, zest, and vanilla until evenly combined and smooth.
  2. In a saucepan heat this mixture over medium, stirring consistently with a whisk to keep from scorching or curdling. You want to bring this up to a simmer to thicken to a lemon curd consistency.
  3. Once thickened whisk in butter over low heat until melted, then remove from heat immediately.
  4. Pour into tart shell and place in oven for 20-25 minutes at 325F until set.
  5. Let cool completely before removing from pan and serving.
  6. Optional serving suggestion: Dust with raw cacao powder (as pictured)
  1. ****IMPORTANT NOTE*** All dry ingredients and butter for this recipe are weighed and liquids are measured in fluid oz.
  2. You can prepare the filling while the tart crust is baking, just remember to reduce heat to 325F when you remove the crust from the oven after the first round of baking.
  3. Reheat the chocolate as necessary if it has cooled too much when you are ready to pour over the crust.
  4. Pour the filling into the center of the tart shell and let it spread out on its own for a smoother finish.
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 A big thanks to Madecasse for providing the chocolate for this recipe!  Check them out for more direct trade chocolate bars in different flavors.