A Lazy Lemon Tart

Dear Foodies & Friends,

A lot of my recipes involve a little trip down memory lane and this one is no different. During the holidays when I was younger, we would head over to Washington D.C to visit my cousin. These were sight-seeing trips, so every day we’d have an itinerary planned, to visit The Smithsonian, Washington Memorial, the aquarium and so on. My aunt would  pack us little snacks and goodies for the journey, and off we we’d go. Of these, my favorite were her little lemon bars. They were gooey, crumbly, lemony perfection and I’d asked for them all the time. It’s been years since I’ve had one, but the memory of them is so vivid I can almost taste it. Since then, I’ve moved on to lemon tarts, cakes and macaroons!

I love all things lemon (read my Lemon Cake recipe here for more!) and this recipe was something I made when I had a real craving for some yummy lemony goodness, but no patience to muck around making an actual tart shell. It’s fun, less time consuming, and easy on the pocket too; perfect for a student lifestyle (or any other for that matter! :D)

Here’s how you make it.

LEMON TART

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Lemon Tart
Now if I could just transfigure it into a lemon bar ๐Ÿ˜›

Ingredients

FOR THE CUSTARD:

  1. 4 Lemons or limes
  2. A teaspoon of lemon zest
  3. 1-2 Kaffir lime leaves (optional)
  4. 175-200gms of sugar
  5. 100gms of butter
  6. 4 small eggs or 3 large ones

FOR THE TART CRUST:

  1. 1 Pack of plain biscuits (such as marie)
  2. A generous piece of cinnamon
  3. A few drops of vanilla
  4. A teaspoon of sugar
  5. Melted Butter (50-75gms)

The whole tart!

Directions

When life gives you lemons!

STEP 1: To make the lemon curd, mix together the lemon juice, zest, butter and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Place over a water bath so that the curd can cook in indirect heat. Whisk together the eggs and combine with the mixture. Stir often so that the eggs don’t scramble, and the curd forms a thick, glossy consistency. Remove from heat and place in a refrigerator to cool.

Lemon Tart

STEP 2:  To make the faux-tart, roughly grind the biscuits (I used a rolling pin and a ziplock bag) and combine them with the cinnamon, sugar, butter and vanilla. Line the sides of your dish and blind bake. Set in the fridge to cool.

Just a yellow blob
Looks like a giant scotch egg!

STEP 3: When both elements have cooled down, spoon the lemon curd into the tart shell and place it back in the fridge to set and become more firm. Take it out when you’re ready to serve, Et voilร ! Bon Appรฉtite! ๐Ÿ™‚

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Megala says:

    Love your crunchy crust & creamy custard!

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    1. Little Chef says:

      You make it sound so wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the kind words.

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  3. chef mimi says:

    This looks fantastic!!

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. ambikabhardwaj says:

    Looks great! I am sure tastes even better ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Little Chef says:

      It really did! Thanks for stopping by my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. ambikabhardwaj says:

        Should visit soon. Inviting you to my blog space, whenever you find few moments to read. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Harlon says:

    A lazy lemon tart…yum, the perfect recipe for summer. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. kmuccigrosso says:

    Looks amazingโ€ฆ Lemon is one of my favorites, so gonna try this! Thank you for sharingโค๏ธ

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Thank you so much! Really loved going through your blog, you’ve got some great recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. kmuccigrosso says:

        Thank you so much Chefโค๏ธ I’m still learning!!

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  7. jyo says:

    Very appealing ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  8. I make this lime curd which is also delicious.
    Tracey

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Do you have a recipe for it? If so, I’d love to try! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Just substitute lime juice for the lemon juice. Lemons are difficult to find in rural Mexico so I usually have to substitute lime for lemon.

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  9. My Real Dish says:

    I love lemon too!

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  10. Ilze says:

    Time: 2 hrs of cooking and you call it lazy!!??? Oh… you have to wait !? Not cook ๐Ÿ™‚ That is why it’s called lazy :). I should try!

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Waiting time for sure! I love these kinds of recipes because you just put it all together and relax with a book, some music and maybe a cup of tea. At least that’s what I do. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Do let me know if you give it a try and thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. maristravels says:

    Well now! That certainly looks doable even to a lazy cook like myself. I seldom eat dessert or sweet things (never was part of our family’s food choices) but I like tart and piquant stuff and the lemon curd – should make this very enjoyable.

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    1. Little Chef says:

      I know what you mean. I’m not that fond of chocolate, and growing up, mum never added much sugar in anything. I love pies, and tarts and so on though! It’s great to indulge once in a while ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope you like this recipe, do let me know how it is if you try!

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  12. Wonderful! I share your love of lemons!

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  13. A_Boleyn says:

    Given a choice between a chocolate and a lemon dessert, I’ll pick the lemon ever time. Lemon curd, lemon poppyseed cake, lemon tiramisu, lemon meringue pie, lemon bars. Ok, I’ll probably eat the chocolate afterwards too but I’ll START with the lemon one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Little Chef says:

      I SO get what you’re saying! I’m actually not all that fond of chocolate, which limits my choices, although I do love the occasional brownie or two. ๐Ÿ˜› But lemon desserts anytime! They’re scrumptious!

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