The simplicity of a lemon tart has an exotic appeal.
The stunning bright yellow delight, held by a deliciously crisp crust and served with light whipped cream is a delightful sight. The pleasing lemony scent hints at the bold tangy flavor in store.
A taste of the time-honored dessert reveals the strong lemony flavor, balanced perfectly with the sugar’s sweetness. Additionally, the crumbly crust compliments the smooth texture of the filling brilliantly.
The well-known lemon tart originated in the Mediterranean! Residents of the United Kingdom prefer calling it “tarte au citron,” and every French baker has it displayed on their shelf.
What goes into baking lemon tart?
This lemon tart is edible proof of how some simple ingredients can come together to create a wonderful dessert.
These simple ingredients include; unsalted butter, eggs, flour, white sugar, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Each of the 7 ingredients works proportionately to develop a classic, non-vegetarian baked dessert. The tart has crispy, creamy, and light melt-in-the-mouth textures, strong lemony scent, and assorted flavors.
Furthermore, certain ingredients used in the lemon tart can boost the body, mind, and spirit with vital proteins and vitamins.
Let’s look into the hero ingredient; lemon.
In this recipe, both lemon juice and zest are used in good portion. After all, it’s a lemon tart!
The benefitting aspects of lemons, both juice and zest, are many. They are packed with Vitamin C. Their antioxidant properties are superb to flaunt clear skin. Their calcium content helps maintain strong bones. Additionally, lemon aids in digestion, losing excess fat, safeguarding from kidney stone formation and fight against cancer.
Chopnotch baking tips:
- To make a commendable pastry, using chilled ingredients and utensils always works.
- A crust is perfectly baked if it has a golden color and a crisp texture with no soggy bottom, so aim for that.
- Some serving options besides cream or icing sugar include candied lemon, blueberry sauce, fresh strawberries, and crushed pistachios.
- To store the lemon tart, place it in an airtight container and keep in the fridge to last for 2 days.
Vibrant tart: simple, quick and effortless
This non-vegetarian lemon tart recipe is a surprisingly simple, quick and effortless way to bake a flavorful dessert.
Its simplicity lies in the use of limited, readily available ingredients cooked over 5 easy-to-follow steps.
It is a quick dessert. Preparation requires just 10-15 minutes, and baking needs about 30 minutes (10 minutes to bake the crust and 15-20 minutes to bake the filling along with the tart).
So, overall in less than an hour, the delicious lemon tart is ready to be enjoyed by a family of 6.
The effortless bit of this recipe owes to the technique followed to make the dessert. For example, there is mixing, dough pressing, a bit grating the lemon zest, squeezing the lemon juice, some stirring and baking.
All that is pretty easy and sweat-free, considering the result is an authentic lemon tart. Also, there is an alternative way of making this dessert without baking.
Bake your very own lemon tart at home and enjoy it with your dear ones on a relaxed weekend!
- 1 cup butter, unsalted
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 4 tsp lemon zest
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a small baking dish.
- Mix butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Add flour. Press dough into the baking dish to make the bottom of the tart.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let it cool.
- Mix eggs and white sugar in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon flour to the bowl, stir well. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, mix well until combined.
- Pour the lemon mixture into the baking dish over crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with powdered sugar or whipped cream on top.