Lemon tart

Lemon Tart – Tarte au Citron

Lemon Tart Recipe

French-Style Lemon Tart recipe. An easy and basic lemon tart recipe. 

Serves : 6

Storage : Up to 3 days in the refrigerator 

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Ingredients

  • Sweet Short Pastry  250 g

Lemon Cream

  •  Fresh lemon juice  150 ml (2/3 cup)
  • Whole eggs  150 g/5.25 oz (2/3 cup) (about 3 eggs)
  • Sugar  120 g/4.25 oz (2/3 cup)
  • Gelatin 1-1/2 sheet (3 g)
  • Butter softened 75 g/2.5 oz (5 tbsp)

Directions

  1. Prepare the tart shells with Sweet shortcrust pastry (Recipe Here)
  2. Put the lemon juice, eggs, sugar in a heat proof mixing bowl and stand the bowl over a pan of hot water.
  3. Whisk continuously until the mixture has thickened.
  4. Meanwhile, soak the gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water.
  5. When the lemon mixture reaches 140 F(60 C) remove the bowl from heat.
  6. Squeeze the water from the gelatin sheets and stir it in until dissolved.
  7. Stir in the softened butter and process with the hand blender until smooth.
  8. Fill the tart cases and keep in fridge for 2-3 hours.

Picture Directions:

Sweet shortcrust pastry Recipe

Sweet shortcrust pastry
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Prepare tart cases using Sweet shortcrust pastry recipe.

Lemon Cream

 

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Put the lemon juice, eggs, sugar in a heat proof mixing bowl and stand the bowl over a pan of hot water.
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Whisk continuously until the mixture has thickened.
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When the lemon mixture reaches 140 F(60 C) remove the bowl from heat.
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Squeeze the water from the gelatin sheets and stir it in until dissolved.
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Stir in the softened butter
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Process with stick blender until smooth.
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Fill the lemon cream with a piping bag and fill tart cases
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Tap the tarts to make sure no air bubbles in them. Flat the tops with a pallet knife.Leave them to set in fridge.
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