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Lemon Tart

OK, so I'm a tart! I'm a tart from way back! Welcome to my lemon tart - sweet yet acidic and very, very more-ish. I find that people who don't even like lemon tart love this! A small slice is enough!


  • Shortcrust Pastry

  • 2/3 cup lemon juice

  • Rind of 1 lemon, finely grated

  • 1 cup caster sugar

  • 125g butter (room temperature)

  • 4 eggs


  • 1.

    Line flan tin with shortcrust pastry – blind bake in a pre-heated 180degree oven for 6-8 mins until cooked. Allow to cool.

  • 2.

    Combined eggs and sugar – combine.

  • 3.

    Add rind and juice – combine

  • 4.

    In a double-boiler, heat mixture until a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat and mix in butter

  • 5.

    Pour into the pastry shell and refrigerate overnight before serving.

  • 6.

    Sift icing sugar over the top and serve.


Replace part or all of the juice and rind with lime... hmmmm... lime!

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Posted by CrustieReport
Very simple receip but works really well! Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised
Posted by jackicamReport
Lemon Tart is my fave! You should try and get pics of all your food and upload them with the recipes, it's not hard - mind you, my hubby does it for me 'cause I'm clueless....
Posted by MegglesReport
Good to hear! I do get rave reviews about this one, and the filling is just a simple lemon curd. I've deliberatly included the use of a double boiler, but I do it on the stove top. Done it in the microwave too! Photos are coming - as soon as I find time to make it, take a pic, download it then upload it... or maybe I'll cheat a little! :)