The ricotta cheese in this tart—inspired by one in Rose Carrarini's book, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea—creates a deliciously creamy yet surprisingly light filling that highlights the orange and chocolate that flavor it. The crust, made partly with almond flour, has a sandy crispness that contrasts well with the filling. For do-ahead ease, the tart shell can be prepped, fitted in the pan, pricked all over, then frozen for up to two weeks; do not thaw before baking.
For the tart shell:
grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
01Heat the oven to 300°F with a rack in the middle position. Mist a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray and set on a baking sheet. In a food processor, combine both flours, the sugar and salt; process until combined, about 5 seconds. Scatter the butter over the dry ingredients and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand, 10 to 12 times. Add the yolk and vanilla, then process until the mixture is evenly moistened and cohesive, 20 to 30 seconds; the mixture may not form a single mass. Crumble the dough into the tart pan, evenly covering the surface. Using a dry measuring cup, press the dough into an even layer over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Use a fork to prick all over the bottom and sides, then freeze until firm, at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Bake on the baking sheet until deep golden brown, 1 to 1¼ hours. Let cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Increase the oven to 350°F.
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