All Lemon, Lemon Tart

Serves 12 Prep Time 2 hours   Cook Time 1 hours   Rated:


It is no secret I love all things lemon…I even have a whole Pinterest board and an ebook devoted to Lemon. AND, this pic will end up on there naturally….

As I literally scramble for the last few days before heading north (USA north!!) for nearly a month, I was trying to feel the summer sun with this dessert. By the time you are reading this, I WILL be feeling the summer sun…(sorry, but just had to mention that again!) Even though we associate lemons with summery drinks and flavours, they are in fact a winter time boon, and my tree this year has finally produced enough to be of some value. I have been using them in the Thai Thai Again classes (last one tomorrow, all SOLD out!!) in the most fragrant Ginger and Lemongrass lemonade…make sure you give it a go. It is good for you too, may help fight the dreaded winter colds which seem to be taking people down without any warning at all.

I managed to find some early strawberries as well, so garnish or not…up to you. We only had sour cream to serve it with and I have to say, it wasn’t half bad, took the sweetness back a notch. So pucker up, its the all lemon, Lemon Tart.

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Prepare pastry as per recipe and form into a flat disc. Wrap well with baking paper and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.


Pre-heat oven to 200ºC.


Roll out pastry and line a 23cm flan tin with removable base. Dock the base of the pastry with a fork and blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights and cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden on base. Cool slightly and reduce oven temperature to 160ºC.


To make filling, place sugar, zest and lemon oil into mixing bowl and mill 15-20 sec/speed 9.


Scrape down and repeat. Add juice, eggs and cream and blend 20 sec/speed 6.


Pour filling into pastry base and bake for 40-45 minutes or until just set in centre.


Dust with icing sugar, top with sliced or whole berries and serve with mascarpone.

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