Easy Lemon Tart
This lemon tart is perfectly sweet and lemony, and with its tender and buttery shortbread crust, each bite just melts in your mouth. Not only is the tart delicious, but it’s also easy to make!
A lemon tart is a type of dessert made with a pastry shell filled with lemon curd. The shell can be made with a traditional pie crust or shortbread crust. The process usually includes blind baking the tart crust and cooking the lemon curd on the stovetop or in the oven.
Why this recipe is so great:
Easy peasy – With the ease of a shortbread crust there is no fussing with having to chill and roll out a pie crust. And even with the filling, you don’t have to stand over a stovetop. You simply whisk everything together and pop it in the oven to cook.
A perfect balance of flavors – The taste is bright and vibrant with just the right amount of kick from the lemon zest. The richness from the buttery shortbread crust lends a great balance to the sweet yet tart lemon filling.
Can be made in advance – This lemon tart recipe can be made a day in advance and decorated as desired before serving.
- 1 & 1/4 cups (155g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup (114g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- lemon slices