Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lemon Tart

We just love a great lemon dessert. We were having some dear friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a special dessert for them, so I made this Lemon Tart. We have always enjoyed it and so did they.  I was so excited when there were two slices left, that we had for dessert the next day at lunch, it was sooo good! I am sharing it with you today and sure hope you enjoy it!

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 9 inch tart shell
1 egg beaten
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 pinch salt
5 large eggs
The Tart Shell
Prick the bottom of the tart shell and line it with a double thickness of foil
Fill the tart with dried beans or pie weights, this helps the tart shell hold it shape through the baking process
Bake the shell for 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven
Lift out the foil and brush the tart shell with 1 beaten egg
Place the tart shell back in the oven and bake for 4 minutes until dry, do not over bake at this point
Cool on a rack to room temperature
Lemon Filling
Beat the lemon juice, sugar, cream and salt until mixed well. 
Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition
Pour egg mixture into the baked and cooled tart shell
Bake 25 minutes or until set at 375 degrees
Cool on a rack for 1 hour
Chill for 3 hours before serving
Garnish with fresh fruit and Whipped Cream

Weight The Tart Shell With Dried Beans

Ready To Bake

Chilled and Ready to Serve


I hope that you enjoy this Lemon Tart as much as we did. I wish there was a slice left for you to take with you today, but we ate the whole thing! Your visits are always very special to us and I hope  you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. I love lemon!! Lemon tarts - this one is gorgeous!!

  2. Miz Helen-Your lemon tart is absolutely gorgeous. I love the filling recipe...so bright cheerful, and oh, so lemony delicious. The presentation is beautiful, as well!

  3. Very pretty! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors:@)

  4. Love this lemon dessert! I just posted a great strawberry one... great minds! :)

  5. Looks lovely and delicious! I love lemon tart! Thanks for sharing, Miz Helen!

  6. Looks fabulous!! Can't wait to try this one!

  7. This looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe.

  8. This looks so yummy. I would love you to link up at my 3rd blog hop The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful afternoon Miz Helen. Diane @ http://mamaldiane.com/?p=5779

  9. So colorful and beautiful, Miz Helen!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. This looks wonderful! I absolutely love lemon desserts.

  11. Oh, I love a lemon tart...and pairing it with berries makes it truly irresistible!!!

  12. This looks very beautiful and delicious. We love lemon, so this would be a total hit with my hubby! Now, I just need to buy a tart pan, LOL.

  13. What a pretty dessert. (There's food value, too!) Our boys would love this, especially with locally ripe berries.

  14. What a beautiful lemon tart, Miz Helen! I love the creamy filling you have used too. There is nothing like lemon tart to end a meal.

  15. Very colorful and beautiful tart!
    We love lemon cake and lemon tart, especially during summer time (which is almost here)

  16. Miz Helen, this tart is just beautiful!!! And, my mouth is absolutely watering as I read the recipe. I love lemon desserts as well. Thank you for faithfully linking up to TMTT, each week. I appreciate you and all the wonderful recipes you share!

  17. I love lemon anything! That looks so yummy!

  18. What a BEAUTIFUL looking tart!

  19. Miz Helen, that is FANCY! :-) It's so pretty I just had to come here from Hearth and Soul Blog Hop just to look at your pictures!!

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  20. Your lemon cake looks yummy Helen. I'd probably have liked it better if you have left me a piece, but since I know sweets never last long in my house, I can forgive you....this time. If it's chocolate, I may have more problems forgiving you if this happens again. Ha-ha! I always enjoy seeing the wonderful recipes you share Helen, so thank you for joining us at Your Cozy Home Party!

  21. This looks beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  22. Miz Helen, this is gorgeous! Love lemon tartes! Please link up to Foodie Friday

    1. Thank you for coming over!! You're featured at Not Your Ordinary Recipes as a Foodie Friday Fave

  23. This is so beautiful for a Spring/Summer dessert. I have a question. I bought some pie stones and they stuck to the crust. Did I do something wrong? They were cheap from the Christmas Tree Store.

  24. I love lemon desserts. This has to be the loveliest lemon tart I have ever seen! Strawberries and lemons go so well together.


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