Lemon Tart from scratch

Decadent European dessert pastry with lemon flavored custard filling. You can either use ready made pie crust or follow the recipe below to make pie crust from scratch.



Course: Dessert

Yield: 14-15 servings

Cooking time: 12-15 mins

  1. All purpose flour- 11/2 cup
  2. Confectionary Sugar- 1/2 cup
  3. Cold water- 1/4 cup
  4. Butter- 8 tbsp
  5. Beans/ Pie weight- 1 cup
  6. Lemon juice and zest- 2
  7. Salt- 1 pinch
  8. Sugar-3/4 cup
  9. Eggs- 5
  10. Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
  11. Heavy cream-1/2 cup


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add the vanilla, salt and flour and combine well.
  • Slowly add little water and combine with hands to get a perfect soft dough.
  • Combine the dough with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  • On a marble surface, sprinkle some flour and roll the dough between 2 plastic wraps into a circle to cover the tart pan. (I have used a medium sized tart pan)
  • Roll out the dough sheet over the tart pan and trim the edges if needed.
  • Now prick small holes on the crust and chill for another 10 mins.
  • Blind Baking– Cover the crust with a parchment paper and put the beans on top and bake for 15 mins to get a light golden crust.
  • Once done, remove the beans and keep the pie crust to cool.
  • Lemon Custard filling- Cream together the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the heavy cream into the mixture and combine well.
  • In another bowl, mix the lemon juice and zest of 2 lemons, keep for 2 mins and strain the juice into the the custard filling and combine gently with a spatula or whisk.
  • Pour the lemon custard filling into the prepared pie pan.
  • Bake for 30 mins until the custard is set and cooked through.10 mins before 30 mins, cover the edge of the crust with a foil to prevent browning/ burning.
  • Cool the tart and dust some powdered sugar on top.
  • Serve the slice with a dollop of whipped cream or just like that.
  • Enjoy cold!😊

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfect for the upcoming warm months! Thanks for sharing! I recently tried a cooked cheesecake and loved it. I highly recommend it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. cookwithjiya says:

      Thank you somuch…will save the recipe and try soon😊👍

      Liked by 1 person

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