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!😊

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

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

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About Jia Ann

Passionate about cooking. Love experimenting with recipes in my kitchen...learning in progress! My interest in cooking is greatly influenced by my Mom and my foodie hubby.