Thursday, 15 December 2011

Lemon Tart....

I am sure everyone will be eating far too much chocolate and heavy cakes over the festive period, so today I am posting a recipe for a classic lemon tart. Ouick and easy to prepare and light enough to eat as a dessert after a huge meal, this is sure to be a winner on the Christmas menu list!


For the base
225g plain flour
125g butter
30z caster sugar
1 egg


4 large eggs
125g caster sugar
rind of 2 lemons
juice of 1 lemon
175ml carton of cream


Beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the egg, then stir in flour and mix to form a soft dough. Chill for 30 mins in the fridge. When ready roll out pastry and fill a 9 inch flan tin. Prick all over with a fork. Cover with greaseproof paper and place baking beans on top. Bake for 20 mins in 190c oven. Take out and remove paper. Reduce the oven heat to 140c.

To make the filling, beat the eggs, sugar and cream together. Stir in the juice and lemon rinds. Pour into the prepared pastry case. Return to the oven and bake for 40 mins until golden and firm. Dust with icing sugar when cool.

If you wish you could dress it up with a raspberry coulis drizzled on the plate, or add some chocolate shavings to the top! I think it tastes just perfect left as it is...I am finding it hard not to demolish the whole lot here by myself this morning!!

Happy Baking!


  1. I love lemon tarts, looks so deli :) never made one, this recipe will be handy :))

  2. the cakes and tarts with lemons are my favorite and I never get tired of them! You are such a great cook, my dear Anne! Your family is lucky!


  3. Anne, you always impress me! It looks really good and what a refreshing change. :)

  4. This is actually one of my favourite desserts. This could make a "refreshing" change to all the heavy stodge at Christmas! :D xx

  5. Mmmm, I love lemon desserts! This one looks delicious.

  6. Wow, this lemon tart looks super delicious and refreshing! A great spin on the average holiday dessert! :)

  7. Oh my, that looks good. I LOVE ANYTHING LEMONS!! I will tell Jess about this, as she loves to bake.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  8. Yum, this is definitely one of my favorite desserts! Yours looks fantastic!

    xx Ivana

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  9. This lemon tarte looks so delicious. I really love it.
    It's my favorite dessert.

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