Recipes and Cooking Desserts & Baking Pies Pomegranate-Orange Cream Tart 4.1 (7) 7 Reviews If you think this easy fall dessert is stunning now, wait until you slice into it. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 20, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kelsey Hansen Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 5 hrs 15 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 Tart Jump to Nutrition Facts A thin glassy-smooth gelée layer made with cranberry and pomegranate juices floats over an orange cream base (think Creamsicle). Once set, the gelée holds a clean-cut edge but melts in your mouth. For the brightest red gelée layer, choose cranberry juice cocktail. If you use natural cranberry juice or only pomegranate juice, the topper with be a deep burgundy, almost brown, color. Ingredients Pomegranate-Orange Filling 3/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail 1/4 cup pomegranate juice 6 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons gelatin 1 tablespoon orange liqueur 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 teaspoons orange zest 2/3 cup heavy cream Pomegranate arils Orange slices Fresh mint leaves Rich Tart Pastry 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup cold butter, cut up 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon ice water Directions Pomegranate-Orange Cream Filling Preheat oven to 425°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll Rich Tart Pastry into an 11- to 12-inch circle. Transfer to a 10- to 11-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom. Press pastry into fluted sides of tart pan; trim edge. Prick bottom and sides of pastry with a fork. Chill pastry 1 hour. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Meanwhile, for the cranberry gelée, in a saucepan combine cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and 3 Tbsp. of the sugar. Sprinkle gelatin over juice mixture and let stand 5 minutes. Cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until mixture is just steaming and gelatin has dissolved, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. If necessary, skim off foam. Stir in orange liqueur. Transfer to a small bowl and chill 40 minutes. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large bowl beat cream cheese, the remaining 3 Tbsp. sugar, and the orange zest with a mixer on medium until combined. Gradually beat in heavy cream until mixture is light and fluffy. Spread filling into cooled tart shell. Cover and chill until gelée is finished chilling. To achieve a perfectly smooth surface, the gelée mixture should be slightly thickened but still pourable so it flows evenly over the cream cheese layer. If the gelée is not pourable, microwave 5 seconds at a time until its pourable but still thickened. Gently pour gelée over chilled filling. Chill until set, 2 hours. Top with pomegranate arils, orange slices, and mint (if using). Rich Tart Pastry In a medium bowl stir together flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are pea-size. In a small bowl combine egg yolks and ice water. Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a fork just until moistened. Using your fingers, gently knead mixture just until a ball forms. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 282 Calories 19g Fat 24g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 281.7 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18.7g 24% Saturated Fat 11.2g 56% Cholesterol 96mg 32% Sodium 124mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 24.3g 9% Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1% Total Sugars 13.8g Protein 4.3g Vitamin D 0.5mcg 2% Vitamin C 5.2mg 26% Calcium 37.5mg 3% Iron 0.8mg 5% Potassium 84mg 2% Fatty acids, total trans 0.5g Vitamin D 18.3IU Alanine 0.2g Arginine 0.2g Ash 0.7g Aspartic acid 0.3g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0.7mcg Choline, total 46mg Copper, Cu 0mg Cystine 0.1g Energy 1178.4kJ Fluoride, F 1.6mcg Folate, total 36mcg Glutamic acid 0.9g Glycine 0.2g Histidine 0.1g Isoleucine 0.2g Leucine 0.3g Lysine 0.2g Methionine 0.1g Magnesium, Mg 7.6mg Manganese, Mn 0.1mg Niacin 0.8mg Phosphorus, P 63.3mg Pantothenic acid 0.4mg Phenylalanine 0.2g Phytosterols 0.1mg Proline 0.4g Retinol 178.8mcg Selenium, Se 9.7mcg Serine 0.2g Starch 0g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.2g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.6mg Tryptophan 0.1g Tyrosine 0.2g Valine 0.2g Vitamin A, IU 659.7IU Vitamin A, RAE 181.9mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2mcg Water 45.2g Zinc, Zn 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.