Lemon Tart

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
2 (10-inch) pies
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 pound, 2 ounces soft, unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound 6 ounces cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Curd:
  • 12 ounces butter
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 pound, 8 ounces sugar
Directions
  • Crust: In a standing mixer, combine butter, vanilla, confectioners' sugar, cake flour, salt. Wrap and chill dough until manageable. Roll out and transfer into tart pans. Pierce dough with fork and bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Curd: In a saucepan melt butter and add lemon juice. In a bowl combine eggs and sugar. Add some of the melted butter into egg mixture, then transfer all back to the butter. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Be careful not to overcook. Strain into bowl over an ice bath ? let cool. Pour into cooled baked tart shell. Chill for 5 to 6 hours.


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