Orange and raspberry tart

This Dec. 4, 2017 photo shows an orange and raspberry tart in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Servings: 8

Start to finish: 1 hour, including baking and cooling time


1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pinch cinnamon

1 egg

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Zest of one orange, about 2 teaspoons

Juice of one orange, plus enough water to make 1/3 cup


About 2 cups fresh raspberries, or other berries or sliced fruit

2 tablespoons orange marmalade

2 tablespoons boiling water

Powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside. In another medium bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar vigorously until mixture is pale yellow, about 1 minute. Whisk in the oil, extract, zest and juice mixture and mix until well-blended. Scrape the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatual and stir gently until combined, but do not overmix.

Line the bottom of an 8-inch pie pan with raised center with parchment paper (cut round to fit), and spray liberally with nonstick spray. (If raised center pie pan is unavailable, use a regular 8-inch tart or pie pan.) Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake until the center springs back when gently pressed, about 25-30 minutes. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before gently unmolding and chilling in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool completely. (Or, allow cake to cool at room temperature for another 30 minutes.) Meanwhile, place the orange marmalade and boiling water into a medium bowl and whisk until jam is loosened. Add the berries and stir to coat. Add an extra tablespoon of water if mixture is dry. Flip the cake over so the concave side is up. Use a toothpick, skewer or fork to poke holes into the bottom of the cake. Spoon the raspberry mixture onto the cake and arrange the berries so they are pretty. Just before serving, garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 215 calories; 88 calories from fat; 10 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 27 mg cholesterol; 163 mg sodium; 29 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 3 g protein.

Melissa d’Arabian, Associated Press