Lemon Tart

I’ve been trying out new recipes for Easter Dinner Desserts and I’m just loving this Lemon Tart. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and sour and everyone in my family loves it!

Plus it’s a make ahead and refrigerate overnight kind of recipe, which is perfect so it’s one less thing I have to worry about the day of my dinner.

This is one recipe I’m definitely making this Easter!

LemonTart

 

Crust:

12 Graham Crackers
2 TBSP sugar
5 Tablespoons butter – melted

  1. Crumble the graham crackers and sugar in a food processor until you have fine crumbs.
  2. Add the butter and pulse until well combined.
  3. Press onto bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 in springform pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
  5. Set aside to cool

Filling:

1 Cup Sugar
1 TBSP grated lemon zest
1/2 Cup lemon juice
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks (yes, you need eggs plus extra yolks)
4 TBSP butter

  1. Combine the sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and eggs in a sauce pan. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (very important), until the mixture is nice and thick. About 6 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter until fully combined.
  4. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into your graham cracker crust. Smooth. Place plastic wrap on top to prevent a skin forming and refrigerate overnight.

IMG_20170325_190204

Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 TBSP sugar

  1. Beat whipping cream and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer (you can do this by hand, but it will take forever) until the the whipped cream is nice and thick.
  2. Spoon dollops of whipped cream on your tart when serving.

(8) Comments

  • Jacqui Odell
    01 Apr 2017

    I love lemon tart. I have never thought about trying to make one for myself.

  • Emily
    01 Apr 2017

    Oh, this looks so good! I love dessert with fruit in it, it always is so refreshing. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Claudia Krusch
    01 Apr 2017

    I have never made my own lemon tart before. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for dessert this weekend.

  • Rebecca Bryant
    01 Apr 2017

    YUMMY!! I enjoy a good Lemon Tart. I am goign to have to try this recipe this weekend.

  • Lois Alter Mark
    31 Mar 2017

    That looks amazing, and I can almost taste it from here! My husband would love this!

  • Shirley Wood
    31 Mar 2017

    For some reason we always enjoy lemon desserts at Easter too. My hubby would love this pie. It looks delicious.

  • Melanie
    31 Mar 2017

    My dad always has had lemon trees in his backyard, so I have very happy memories of lemon-flavored treats. I need to make him a lemon tart when I visit next.

  • Heather Lawrence
    31 Mar 2017

    This recipe is quite similar to the meringue that my mother in law makes for us.
    So so good!!

Leave a Comment