Lemon Chess Tart Recipe

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Lemon Chess Tart
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  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 eggs


  1. For the Tart Shell:.
  2. In Cuisinart, blend all ingredients while adding the butter in quarter-inch pieces.
  3. Drizzle in chilled water until dough is thick or holds together when pushing together with fingers.
  4. Move dough onto wax paper. Press into 1 thick disk and chill for at least one hour. Then press into 10 tart pan.
  5. Line pastry with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until light brown. While still warm, remove parchment paper.
  6. Let tart shell rest at room temperature until ready to fill.
  7. For the Filling:.
  8. Cream butter until fluffy. Mix sugar with cornstarch. Add to butter and cream together.
  9. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add lemon juice (it will curdle; this is okay) and grated peel.
  10. Pour into a semi-baked 10-inch tart shell and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, or until the filling no longer jiggles.
  11. Allow to cool, slice and top with berries if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 564 Kcal (2361 kJ)
Calories from fat 373.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.47g 64%
Cholesterol 173.6mg 58%
Sodium 639.4mg 27%
Potassium 123.8mg 3%
Total Carbs 43.64g 15%
Sugars 18.26g 73%
Dietary Fiber 2.75g 11%
Protein 6.54g 13%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 111.1mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 389.2 Kcal (1630 kJ)
Calories from fat 257.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.61g 64%
Cholesterol 119.8mg 58%
Sodium 441.23mg 27%
Potassium 85.43mg 3%
Total Carbs 30.12g 15%
Sugars 12.6g 73%
Dietary Fiber 1.89g 11%
Protein 4.51g 13%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 14%
Iron 1.4mg 11%
Calcium 76.7mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.2
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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