Citrus POM Tart

by POM Wonderful

Total Prep Time

Over an hour

Servings

8

Degree of Difficulty

Medium

Nutritional Overview

Nutrients Per Serving (1/8 slice of tart): 533 calories, 5g protein, 56g carbohydrate, 33g total fat (18g saturated), 227mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 0g dietary fiber, 267mcg vitamin A RE, 16mg vitamin C

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups arils from 2-3 POM Wonderful Pomegranates or POM fresh pomegranate arils
1/2 cup pomegranate jelly* or currant jelly, melted
1 9-inch tart pan, lined with pastry and baked
3 large whole eggs
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons lemon juice (1-2 large lemons)
6 tablespoons orange juice (1 large orange)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon orange zest
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Garnish:
1/4 cup arils from 1 POM Wonderful Pomegranate or POM fresh pomegranate arils
1 cup whipped cream
1 medium orange

Preparation

Prepare Crimson POM Jelly in advance of making cake (click here for recipe). Score 2-3 fresh pomegranates and place in a bowl of water. Break open the pomegranates underwater to free the arils (seed sacs). The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the arils in a separate bowl. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the arils from fruit and set aside. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.) In a non-reactive saucepan, over medium heat, combine the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, lemon zest, orange zest and butter. Cook slowly, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until butter melts and mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and strain through a coarse mesh strainer placed over a bowl. Spread the mixture evenly in the fully baked pastry shell and refrigerate until chilled, 2 to 4 hours. Peel and slice orange. Over low heat, warm jelly until melted; carefully fold arils into melted jelly. Spread glazed pomegranate arils over tart. Garnish each plate with an orange slice, some whipped cream and sprinkle with arils. Serve this pomegranate recipe.