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These beautifully dainty grapefruit tarts are the perfect afternoon tea treat. Full of zesty flavour and this beautiful orange/pink hue.

Whats Eating Manchester - Grapefruit

Whats Eating Manchester – Grapefruit

On a recent Pintrest binge I started to notice how much tarts have grown in popularity. Now I have always loved tarts, I love any fruit based dessert and tarts are so beautifully versatile that you can practically put anything in them and you have a winner.

These beautiful perfect pink tarts can be whipped up in a hurry and are guaranteed to impress your guests and your social media following.


If pink isn’t your think or you don’t like grapefruit you can use lemons or limes. Lemons would be amazing with a little meringue on top to make them into little lemon merrangue pies or use limes and add a little cream cheese frosting for mini key lime pies.

If you want a bright pink tart, make sure to use ruby grapefruits.



Full disclosure … I used pre made pastry cases, I’m not even going to lie. I didn’t have time to run to my mums and see if she had tart tins and I wasn’t about buying a set when I thought my mum had some. So I was in the supermarket frustrated that they didn’t have inexpensive tart tins and I decided to just buy the cases. And there’s no shame in that. If you want to make the cases yourself, feel free to make your own pastry if you want but, buying ready-made pastry is completely fine, we’re all busy, no judgement.

Whats Eating Manchester - Grapefruit

Whats Eating Manchester – Grapefruit


  1. 8 tart cases
  2. 350ml grapefruit juice
  3. 170ml honey
  4. 3tbsp cornflour
  5. 3 egg yolks
  6. 5tbsp butter
  7. 5tbsp grapefruit zest


  1. Pop a saucepan on a medium heat and in that pan whisk the grapefruit juice, honey, zest and cornflour. Whisk consistently until the mixture has thickened and bubbling.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks and gently pour half of the grapefruit mixture into the eggs. Whisk the egg mixture vigorously and add back to the pan with the remaining grapefruit. Keep whisking!
  3. Heat gently for another 2 minutes continuously stirring with your whisk, no need to dirty a spoon. If any lumps start to form whisk vigorously for a few seconds.
  4. When the mixture is thick, glossy and glorious remove it from the heat.
  5. Add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time and whisk this into the mixture well.
  6. Fill the tart cases with the curd and refrigerate until the curd sets.
  7. Decorate the tarts any way you want. Edible flowers are great here or you can leave them super plain and highlight the beautiful grapefruit flavour.
Whats Eating Manchester - Grapefruit

Whats Eating Manchester – Grapefruit

And there you have it. Beautiful tasting, crowd pleasing  and absolutely instagramable grapefruit tarts.

If you give this a try, let me know how it goes by tagging @whatseatingmanchester in your social media post.

Sarah x