Meyer Lemon Tart Recipe

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Meyer Lemon Tart
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  • crust
  • 1 egg yolk , large
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup ap flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • filling
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup meyer lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp butter , cut into pieces
  • pinch salt


  1. To make tart crust: Whisk together egg yolk, cream, and vanilla.
  2. If you have a food processor, mix together flour, sugar, and salt, or mix by hand.
  3. Scatter the butter pieces over the flour mixture. If using a food processor, pulse using short pulses, about 15. If doing by hand, cut butter into flour using a pastry blender or your hands.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour/butter mixture, until the dough comes together (about 12 sec in processor).
  5. Turn the dough out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and press into a 6 disk. Wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream and/or berries.
  7. Let chilled dough warm slightly at room temp and roll out to fit 9 tart pan (or individual tart pans). Freeze the tart dough in its pan ~30 minutes.
  8. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375oF. Press a large sheet of foil into the bottom of the tart, and fill with beans or pie weights. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and weights, bake until the crust is golden, about an additional 5-10 minutes.
  9. While crust is baking, prepare filling.
  10. In a stainless steel sauce pan (large), whisk together eggs, egg yolks and sugar. Whisk in lemon juice, zest, and salt. Add the butter and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the curd thickens to a thin, sauce-like consistency, about 5 minutes.
  11. Strain the curd through a fine mesh strainer, immediately. Stir in heavy cream.
  12. Pour curd into still warm crust. Bake 10-15 minutes, the center should jiggle slightly.
  13. Transfer tart to cooking rack and let cool to room temperature.
  14. Serve, or chill. Best if eaten within several hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 715.08 Kcal (2994 kJ)
Calories from fat 371.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.25g 63%
Cholesterol 281.71mg 94%
Sodium 989.65mg 41%
Potassium 779.48mg 17%
Total Carbs 74.94g 25%
Sugars 37.29g 149%
Dietary Fiber 2.59g 10%
Protein 13.96g 28%
Vitamin C 8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 131.1mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 338.21 Kcal (1416 kJ)
Calories from fat 175.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.51g 63%
Cholesterol 133.24mg 94%
Sodium 468.07mg 41%
Potassium 368.67mg 17%
Total Carbs 35.44g 25%
Sugars 17.64g 149%
Dietary Fiber 1.22g 10%
Protein 6.6g 28%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 1.3mg 15%
Calcium 62mg 13%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.2
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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