Delicious Lemon Tart


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I found this recipe in The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas. He calls it "Nellie's Lemon Tart" and credits a friend of his from Toulouse, France for gifting him this recipe as his favorite. It sounds absolutely scrumtious to me - but then I love lemon desserts to cap off a meal!! I estimated on the prep times, which include chill times, some cooks may be faster than I am in the kitchen!!

Recipe From

Provided by Mommy Diva

Categories     Tarts

Time 1h35m

Yield 8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 lemons, juice and zest of, grated
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 lemon
granulated sugar, to sprinkle


  • To start the dough, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar using a mixer.
  • Add the flour and mix until consistency becomes course/grainy.
  • Place dough in a ziplock bag and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Press and form dough into 10-inch tart pan covering bottom and sides.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and cool.
  • Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and hold to wait for tart.
  • Next, blend together the granulated sugar and the eggs.
  • Mix in the lemon juice, grated lemon peel, and butter, combine well.
  • Put tart pan on a cookie sheet for stability and pour the filling mix into the tart shell.
  • Using a potato peeler, peel the outer rind off another lemon so that only the white "pith" (thin layer) remains.
  • Make 8 thin slices from that lemon and place them carefully on the tart.
  • Place tart on tray in oven and bake for 35 minutes ( at 350 degrees).
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle granulated sugar on the lemon slices.
  • Increase oven to high broil and place tart back in oven on the top rack allowing to brown lightly on top.
  • **WATCH THIS CLOSELY as you can easily burn the crust or the tart.***.
  • Cool tart completely before serving.
  • Enjoy! ;).
  • ***Hint- a culinary torch/ creme brylee torch could be used to brown the top of the tart if desired**.


The Best Lemon Tart Ever image

Very lemony-flavored with a shortbread crust; to die for! You can make smaller slices and tart can yield 16. Very decadent!

Recipe From

Provided by ChefChristi1221

Categories     Desserts     Pies     Tarts     Fruit Tart Recipes

Time 1h20m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 11

¾ cup butter, at room temperature
½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon zest
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, or to taste
Calories507 calories
Carbohydrate78.8 g
Cholesterol115.5 mg
Fat19.5 g
Fiber1.1 g
Protein6.2 g
SaturatedFat11.6 g
Sodium149.8 mg
Sugar50.9 g


  • Combine butter, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer; mix ingredients thoroughly with a paddle attachment. Mix flour into butter mixture to make a smooth dough. Press dough into a 9-inch tart pan; refrigerate crust for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Bake crust until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Whisk sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup flour in a bowl until smooth. Pour lemon filling into crust. Cover edges of crust with strips of aluminum foil to prevent burning.
  • Bake tart until filling is set, about 20 minutes. Cool completely and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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