The Sun Tart (with mango and kumquat)

My journey with decorated tarts continues.

For this one, the filling is similar to the previous one I made, Mango-kiwi tart but the decoration is with the little orange fruits called kumquat.



  • 500g frozen mango
  • 100g sugar 
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 220g eggs ( about 4 big eggs)
  • 125g butter (cold, diced)
  • 3 gelatin sheets
  • kumquat, sliced and halved (from 300g)

  1. Bake fully the crust and have it ready before passing to the filling preparation.
  2. Blend the defrosted mango with sugar until it became pure.
  3. Put this into a small pan and bring it to a boil. Let the fruit pulp on low heat for 5 minutes while mixing with a spoon.
  4. Strain the pulp to extract a fine juice and discard (or simply eat it) the remaining thick part. (my children usually eat this part with a spoon)
  5. Put the juice back in the pan and add the lemon juice, eggs and salt.
  6. On low heat, mix continuously with a whisk. It takes a few minutes until is getting thick, then remove it from the heating.
  7. Put the 3 gelatin sheets in cold water for few minutes. When moist, put them into the pan with the above composition while still hot and mix with the whisk to well combine it.
  8. You'll need to let it cool until it reaches 45ºC. Put a lid on top and, while cooling, stir from time to time to avoid creating a crust.
  9. When it reached the right temperature, add the cold butter and whisk until is completely incorporated and melted.
  10. Pour the filling on the baked crust while it is still warm. Level it nicely with a knife if needed and put it in the fridge.
  11. Meanwhile, prepare for the decoration. Cut the kumquat with a knife. It takes a bit of patience but the resulting tart is outstanding.


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