Thursday, October 8, 2009

Very Lemony Tart

This past week, a very good friend had back surgery. Not fun! To cheer him, I made his favorite dessert - lemon tart.

I've had this recipe for years. Do any of you remember Gail's Recipe Swap on the internet waaaay back in the 90's? That's where I found this recipe and sadly, it was before I was conscientious about also including the poster's name, so I have no idea who submitted this wonderful recipe. If you're still out there and care to identify yourself, please do! I will forever be indebted to you for this wonderful recipe!

This tart is as advertised - very lemony, which I love. It has the grated zest of 5 lemons!

Another wonderful thing about this recipe is the crust. It is baked first with chopped almonds sprinkled on top for a delightful crunch.

I hope it made my friend feel a little better :)

VERY LEMON-Y TART
Printable Recipe

CRUST:

1-1/8 cup flour
1/4 lb. butter
2 tablespoons water
2-1/4 teaspoons finely chopped almonds

FILLING

5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 5 lemons

Preheat oven to 375F. Using flour, butter and water, make crust in usual way. Roll out to fit tart pan with removable bottom. Prick all over with fork. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Line with foil and add pie weights (or dried beans). Bake 20 minutes or until crust is dry.

In medium bowl, beat sugar and eggs together for 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Add butter, cream, juice, and zest. Mix together and pour into crust. Bake 20-25 minutes or until set.

I'm happy to share this recipe at Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. Thank you for hosting the food feast again this week, Michael! Please pay a visit to see the rest of the wonderful Foodie posts.

You may also find a few more lemon desserts on my blog such as...from left to right Lemon Snow Balls, Lemon Sables, and Lemon-Cream Cake. :)

27 comments:

  1. Susan, first let me say that in addition to having a delicious recipe (I love lemons!), you have taken what are truly magazine-worthy photographs. These are amazing! All of your pictures are wonderful!

    Happy Foodie Friday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. Hi Susan, This sounds yummy...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  3. I like more savory than sweet, but lemon desserts always get my attention - Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. we love lemon desserts! thanks.

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  5. Oh, Susan, how yummy... the tart and the flashbacks! I love lemon. Bet your friend felt MUCH better after your lovely gesture.

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  6. I love lemons and this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and for sharing the recipe as well. I definitely will be trying this one. The crust sounds like you could eat it by itself...lol. Thanks for visiting and I hope you come by often.

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  7. I have everything to make this in the house. I might be doing it for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. This is the second one today that I might have to try.

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  8. It would sure make me feel better! Sounds and looks wonderful!
    I didn't think Suzy was doing FF this week..I better go look !

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  9. I love lemon tarts and this looks so yummy and so lemony! I love the almonds -- I'll have to try this recipe next time.

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  10. I had a lemon tart in a restaurant last year that took my breath away....they would not give me the recipe and I have been looking for a good recipe ever since...until now of course!!! I cannot wait to try this.The almonds are a wonderful surprise!!!

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  11. Lemon tart is my absolute, all time, bar none FAVORITE dessert. This recipe looks perfect. Thanks for posting it!

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  12. It's really beautiful Susan..I think I have it from GBs from you?

    Memories~

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  13. I think I am coming down with a bad back.....do you deliver out of your area?! I can almost taste that tart from here.....your photography is that good!

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  14. What a lovely tart. Your friend could not help but enjoy it. Your photos are stunning. Have a great day.

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  15. Oh I love tart lemon baked goods! This looks very special. I'm saving this one.
    Cass

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  16. And I meant to also say ... amazing pictures. The lighting is beautiful. what a gorgeous blog!
    Cass

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  17. Susan, what a gorgeous tart, and what a kind gesture; I hope your friend is doing well. I love the idea of the ground almonds on the crust.

    What really caught my eye was you sidebar. I love the pic of the apple of your eye. :)

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  18. That is one good lookin tart. I love lemon in anything. Thanks for sharing:)

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  19. Gorgeous lemon tart! Aren't tarts fun to make, I just love to make tarts, especially mini tarts!

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  20. Well I have this in the oven now. Unfortunately when I poured the filling into a pre-baked puff pastry crust the outside of the cheesecake pan was not shut tightly and most of the filling poured out all over my stove.
    Doh!!!
    It will be a very thin tart for sure.
    What a mess.
    I really do know better Lol.It smells great and I can't wait to taste it.

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  21. I love the idea of the almonds for crunch! That looks fabulous! Hope your friend is feeling better!

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  22. Looks divine - I like the tartness of the lemon also. I'm sure you cheered him up!

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  23. Your photos are AMAZING! The dessert sounds yummy.

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  24. That is an attractive tart. The colors radiate. I am not a lemon fan but that tart seems to speak for itself.

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  25. Susan, beautiful tart! I hope your friend is feeling better.

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  26. My girlfriend just made this lemon tart, after I found it on foodgawker. It's great. Thanks for sharing :).

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  27. Iagree with everything everbody else already said! I will definitely try this!

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