Easy Lemon Tart

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Easy Lemon tart

Easy Lemon Tart

 

This very easy lemon tart is simple to make and has a lovely lemony tang. The recipe comes from my cousin Ann from Ffestiniog in North Wales and I tasted it first at her house. I try to make my own pastry but if I’m in a rush or someone is coming over unexpectedly it’s so easy to buy a pastry case from the supermarket and simply weigh out and mix the ingredients then whack it in the oven.

Ingredients

1 shop bought pastry base

(Or: 1 x 24cm tart tin, ideally with removable base & fluted edge

Plus a 170g portion sweet shortcrust pastry – see recipe below)

For the filling:

2 eggs beaten

140 grams sugar

2 large lemons (or 3 small)  – zest and juice of all

150 ml double cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 130 degrees.
  2. Whisk eggs and sugar for about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the lemon zest and juice, then mix in the cream.
  4. Pour into the shop bought pastry case (or the pastry case you have made yourself and baked blind for 15 mins)
  5. Place on a flat baking sheet (easier when you have a removable bottom) in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes.
  6. Take out of oven and leave to cool.
  7. Serve with crème fraîche and or fresh berries.

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

  • 170g plain flour
  • 115g cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 20g icing sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 – tbsp water
  1. Whizz the flour, butter and icing sugar in a processor  – or blend together in a bowl using your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the beaten egg and bring it all together to form a dough, adding a drop of water if necessary.
  3. Roll out the pastry then carefully line the tin. Prick the base with a fork. (If you have any extra pastry left over you can use later to make jam tarts or turnovers).
  4. Bake the pastry case “blind” (with a layer of greaseproof paper on the base filled with ceramic baking beans or dried pulses) for 15 minutes at 180 degrees.

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Other recipes which may interest you:

Lemon Polenta Cake

Chocolate Fondant Dessert

Crema Catalana

Unexpected Raspberry Meringues

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