Recipe by Chany F

Lemon Tart

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
10 Servings
2 Hours

No Diets specified

Curd is adapted from preppykichen.com.


For the Tart Shell

  • 4 sticks margarine

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 8 cups flour

For the Lemon Curd

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup corn starch

  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of lemon zest (approximately zest of 2 lemons)

  • 1 stick margarine, cold

For Variations

  • custard

  • fruit

  • meringue recipe


For the Tart Shell


Beat margarine until creamy. Add eggs and beat together until smooth. Add flour and sugars and beat until fully incorporated.


Roll out the dough into a rectangle three millimeters thick, and let it sit in the fridge for one to three hours.


Place the dough in a pie tin and press gently but firmly so that the dough is even and shaped. Prick the surface of the tart with a fork or toothpick and let it sit in the fridge for another two to six hours.


Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, until the crust becomes a light golden.


Let it cool completely before filling.

For the Curd


Strain egg yolks into a bowl and beat lightly with a whisk. Add the sugar and zest and beat until the mixture is thickened and a light yellow color. Add lemon juice and sift in the corn starch and whisk well. Transfer to pot.


Heat on medium-low, while stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture is thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Do not let the mixture boil. Keep stirring so as not to let the eggs curdle.


Remove the pot from the heat and add the margarine in cubes, whisking until fully incorporated.


Strain into a bowl, cover in plastic, and allow to sit in fridge for four to 24 hours.


When the tart shell and the curd are ready, gently spoon the curd into the tart shell, spreading evenly.


You can choose to leave it with just curd, or top with fruit. For a more decadent take, you could pipe custard over the curd. For a classic French tart, you can top with Swiss meringue.


Serve chilled.


These work wonderfully in mini bite-sized tartlets as well! Simply reduce the bake time to 10-15 minutes.
Lemon Tart

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chotam 72
chotam 72
4 months ago

Is the 8 cups of flour in the dough a mistake?

Chany W
Chany W
Reply to  chotam 72
1 month ago

Yes. It’s supposed to be 800 grams, which is approx 6½ cups of flour. One cup of regular white flour is 120 grams.

chotam 72
chotam 72
4 months ago

8 cups of flour in the dough?

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