The perfect lemon tart!

Last week I posted a picture of the treat I had made for a colleagues birthday and it was met with requests for the recipe – so here it is my go to tangy lemon tart!

I made it a few months ago to take to dinner in Manchester but the snow on snakes pass ruined those plans so I ended up taking it to work for the guys there because as much as I’d like to eat the whole thing, alone, with a spoon, it really wouldn’t be a sensible idea! Unfortunately the guys at work loved it and I subsequently ended up getting requests to make another one last week for a birthday – but laced with glitter…….and it so many compliments that here’s the recipe for you too! 

What you’ll need;

  • 1 pre bought pastry case – I like this one

For the lemon filling;

  • The juice of 4 lemons
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 130 grams granulated sugar
  • 80grams butter
  • 3 large eggs and 3 large egg yolks

To decorate

  • Icing sugar/glitter/lemon rind

What you’ll need to do;

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  • Place your pre-bought pastry case on a oven sheet covered in parchment paper. Yes – I use a pre bought pastry case. I have no time for making pastry……but if you do you probably have a recipe – if you’re lazy like me. Buy one. 
  • Grate the peel of one lemon and juice all four of the lemons. 
  • Add the sugar and the whole eggs and the egg yolks to a saucepan. Whisk them together. 
  • Add the lemon juice to the pan and stir them over a low heat until they are all combined. keep stirring until until the mixture thickens. 
  • Once it’s thickened, add the butter and mix until melted.
  • Pour the lemon mix into the pastry case and cook in the over for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Just before you serve dust with a little icing sugar – or if you’re feeling fancy, glitter. And eat! 

Start to finish it takes about 25 minutes to make it all and depending on the size of your pastry case you might even have a bit of the delicious lemon surd mixture left for enjoying on your toast! Or you could just make the lemon stuff and eat it from the pan. Its so tasty no-one would judge you! I promise.

P.s. Sorry about the pictures – I hadn’t planned to blog it until I was asked for the recipe so these are just some I took trying out my new camera agggggges ago or phone pics! 

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