Orange and Brown Butter Tart


Orange and Brown Butter Tart | From My Sweet Heart

Aside from the opportunity to bake my buns off, what I’ve enjoyed most about blogging are the many friendships I have made along the way.  Whether we are sharing information about food, computers, social media, or photography; food bloggers as a group are some of the most generous and giving people I have ever met.

MJ, of MJ’s Kitchen, is one of those people!  Visiting her site DOES feel like sitting with her in her kitchen; where she lovingly prepares her southern and southwestern inspired dishes.  My favorites are her Black Eyed Pea Chipotle Dip, Spicy Pumpkin and Red Chile Soup, and Caramel Apple Pie.  And you don’t want to miss her Kitchen Remodel! I was pretty envious of that!  MJ is warm and caring, and always has a kind, sincere and supportive comment that usually leaves me grinning big or laughing right out loud.

Today, I am sharing a recipe for an Orange and Brown Butter Tart with her.  A pistachio crust is filled with a sweet brown butter custard and dressed with Grand Marnier glazed oranges.  But this easy tart can be varied in so many ways.  (I’m thinking about spring and summer’s beautiful fruits and berries already!).  I chose to close out the month with a variety of oranges!


Orange and Brown Butter Tart | From My Sweet Heart


This recipe may be found at MJ’s Kitchen.  Go for the friendship and take a peek at her many unique and beautifully photographed dishes while you are there.  I guarantee that you will come away with far more than a good recipe for a great meal!


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  1. Anne, this has me drool! Bright and gorgeous colour…how could one ever resist such a beauty!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks so much Angie….and speaking of bright and gorgeous color….your bean sprout salad is truly a work of art! : )

  2. I just finished eye goggling this tart over at MJ’s Kitchen. Boy, does it look wonderful. All of those beautiful colors–yum!

  3. Love MJ’s blog! This is such a beautiful and colorful tart. :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Ramona…I love MJ’s blog as much as I love yours! Those apple cinnamon muffins you made are something I’d love to wake up to! : )

  4. Great looking tart! Love the color. Definitely I’ll check it out at MJ’s.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks John! It’s always great to visit with MJ, isn’t it? And I LOVE your recipe for that beautiful Hungarian Beef and Paprika Stew…’ve definitely got me thinking goulash again! : )

  5. Found you through MJ – great tart!

  6. I love brown butter tarts, this is beautiful!

  7. THIS is SPECTACULAR! Wow Anne, I can’t stop staring at the beautiful colors and the creamy texture. I love everything about this except the fact that I have to just look at it and not taste it! :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Chris and your Portuguese Clementine Olive Oil Cake looks just as spectacular, bright and sunshiney! : )

  8. Oh, Anne, WOW. This is just stunning, and I can only imagine how good it tastes. If only I could find such a beautiful variety of oranges in AK!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Oh Krista….thanks so much! I had a hard time waiting patiently for blood oranges to come around. So yeah….I’m afraid you’d have to get creative with the fruit! Hey what a great box you got from you foodie pen pal this month. Though the program didn’t work out for me….I can say I was glad I did it….because I met a good friend, Kris…From Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts (she was my first pen pal) and we keep in touch to this day! Great fun! : )

  9. Just checked out the recipe at MJ’s place and it sounds as incredible as it looks.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Sandra! And your blue and gold tablescape is so gorgeous! And that Strawberry Margarita Pound Cake……I am trying my best to be very patient for that recipe! Hurry! : )

  10. I think I have to echo the other posts: WOW! The pistachio crust sounds like it complements the orange flavor so well. Nicely done!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Claire…thanks so much. And may I say the same about your avocado chocolate mousse! That stuff looks luscious! And… you’ve got me wanting to buy a juicer, too! : )

  11. Oh dear me… This tart looks so delicious. What time is coffee?

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Coffee? As soon as you pick me up in the ‘pink paradise’! And bring some of your chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars, too! Thanks Eileen! : )

  12. Oh my gosh! This is so pretty! I love your pictures! Wish I could stop by for a slice :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Anna….and I wish you could stop by for a slice, too! But bring some of those amazing Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins….they look fabulous! : )

  13. So very pretty! Love the variety of colors in the different oranges. Nice touch!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Oh thanks so much you guys! And I was very envious reading your post today about your foodie pen pal package! What a great box of goodies from Alaska! : )

  14. Anne, thank you for introducing MJ to us, and this tart looks wonderful. The photo where it’s cut open and you can see the custard is just glorious!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Aww thanks Ms. G….MJ is a great friend with a fabulous blog and I hope you will take a peek. I just came from your blog where once again I am just in awe of how you take something so routine like oatmeal and turn it into something which looks like dessert at a high end restaurant! Mind blowing! : )

  15. I couldn’t agree more, I really enjoy the food blog community and the friendships that I develops with my fellow bloggers. ;) This is truly a beautiful and lovely tart. I adore the different colors of the oranges. Can’t wait to give this a try.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Amy! So glad to have recently been introduced to your very lovely blog! I am especially ooogling over your vanilla dream cake….such a simple but spectacular flavor! : )

  16. Great quote…and this tart is positively stunning!

  17. This tart is GORGEOUS! Love the vibrant colours and I love oranges so this is right up my alley. Love it!


    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Nazneen! And your blueberry flax muffins are just perfect for me….I love those muffin tops! : )

  18. My gosh Anne, those colors are fantastic! Going over to MJ´s to check it out.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Paula! And your tropical bundt cake is just magnificent! Caramelizing the mangoes just really put it over the top! : )

  19. Anne – Thank you SO much for sharing this with me! I love it! Thank you also for all of the VERY KIND words and I can tell that your quote was not picked at random. I have truly enjoyed our friendship and look forward to many more years of it! You are definitely a Sweet Heart in oh so many ways! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thanks again for everything!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      MJ…thank you so much for inviting me. Yes, that quote was not picked randomly. I have so enjoyed our friendship as well and look forward to many many more years of it. You really have inspired me in so many ways! Now…send me a bowl of those fabulous garlic mashed potatoes! Luscious! : )

  20. That is one beautiful tart. Can’t wait to check out the recipe!

  21. This is a gorgeous and colourful tart! Full of citrus goodness, good stuff.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Natalie! And your morning glory muffins are filled with some pretty delicious stuff, too! They really look great! : )

  22. This is my first time visiting your blog and I am admiring it. I love your guest post tart at MJ’s. Thank you for sharing your creation with us and it was nice meeting you.

    ~ ray ~

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thank you Ray, and it’s nice meeting you as well. I loved your video and recipe for Thai iced tea! : )

  23. Beautiful tart! I would love a slice of this- the oranges look so fresh ;) I will have to go check out your recipe!!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Patty, and I am putting your very pretty cinnamon graham cracker hearts on my bucket list this year! : )

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