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Lemon Tart
Tarte au Citron
A Recipe From: Provence
This is the slightly tart (!) lemon tart that you routinely find in French patisseries.

Skill Level: Easy
Serves: 8

Preheat oven to 350º F. Brush with butter a 10" tart pan with removable bottom. Press the dough into the pan. Prick all over with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes. Wash and brush the lemons under warm water; grate the zest and juice the fruits. In a blender, mix the eggs, sugar, salt, softened butter lemon zest and juice. When the crust has baked 15 minutes, pour the lemon mixture into the pan; bake for 20 minutes until the top takes a golden yellow color. Let cool completely before serving.

Sylvaine's tips
For a real French lemon tart, use Eureka lemons (not Meyer; they will be too sweet). Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Recipe Contributed By
Joie de Vivre

Recipe Category: Desserts

Butter for the tart pan
1 sheet pie dough, home-made or store bought
4 lemons
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
7 tbsp butter, softened

Wine Pairings

wine Vouvray moelleux

wine A sweet white wine