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Pomegranate Meringue Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Tart and fruity pomegranate curd is cradled in a crumbly brown butter shortbread crust, and topped with fluffy meringue! A lovely addition to your winter holiday dessert table.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pomegranate merinegue tart, pomegranate meringue tart with brown butter shortbread crust, pomegranate tart
Servings: 10
Calories: 335 kcal
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, allowing it to sizzle and foam. Continue to cook until it becomes a nutty brown color, then immediately transfer to a heat-safe vessel and chill until solidified.

  2. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl, and cut in the cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a rectangular tart pan. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and bake the tart shell for 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Fill with pomegranate curd.
  6. Whip the egg whites to the soft peak stage.
  7. Slowly add the sugar while whipping.
  8. Continue to whip, on high speed, until the meringue is stiff and glossy.
  9. Top the tart with meringue, and brown under the broiler or with a brulee torch.

  10. Garnish with pomegranate arils.
Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate Meringue Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 284IU6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.