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Grapefruit Curd Phyllo Tarts

Adorable little tarts made with phyllo dough and homemade grapefruit curd make a refreshing dessert to brighten up any winter's day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword grapefruit dessert, phyllo dough dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 10 tarts
Calories 296 kcal


  • 8 phyllo pastry thawed, covered with damp kitchen towel
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Grapefruit Curd:

  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • juice and zest from 1 Florida grapefruit or 1/2 cup of juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice I used a Meyer lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest I used a Meyer lemon
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into squares


  1. Make the grapefruit curd: In a medium saucepan, combine the juices, zest, sugar, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly with a whisk or spatula. Cook until the sauce thickens, enough to coat the spatula or the back of a spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the butter one piece at a time, stirring until fully melted between each piece. Strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a large jar or bowl and cover with plastic wrap or the lid. Allow to cool fully before using in tarts or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  3. For the phyllo tarts: Make sure to keep unused phyllo dough covered with damp cloth. Stack 4 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with melted butter before and sprinkle with sugar between each layer. Cut stack into squares. Arrange 2-3 squares in a muffin cup so that it drapes nicely or shape into hearts. Repeat process with remaining sheets of dough.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375º oven for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Fill with cooled grapefruit curd. Top with grapefruit segment or any other fruit.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Good Life Eats

Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Curd Phyllo Tarts
Amount Per Serving (1 tart)
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 197mg8%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.