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Lemon Curd Tart Recipe

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While lemon curd is a delicious addition to a number of recipes, rarely does it take center stage as the primary ingredient. In this recipe, it does just that, with a slight modification to the process of making the lemon curd. When cooking the lemon curd, be sure to cook it longer than usual to ensure it sets firm. If you are looking for a fresh lemon curd tart recipe, a lemon curd tart or even a lemon curd tart recipe, this baked lemon curd tart recipe will not disappoint.  We hope that you love our Lemon Curd Tart Recipe.

Try some our other favorite recipes that use lemon curd: Lemon Curd Trifle, lemon poppyseed scones or lemon tartlets.

Lemon Curd Tart Recipe

Tart shell ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon
  • 2 sticks butter, cut into small cubes
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Tart filling ingredients

  • 6 cups lemon curd, cooked long (see details in method)

Lemon Curd Tart RecipeDirections

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt, then cut the butter into the dry mixture.
  2. Add in the cold water and form the dough (more water may be necessary depending on a number of factors such as humidity, age of flour, etc.). Do not excessively handle the dough.
  3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator and unwrap. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Gently press the dough into the tart mold, then bake the dough in the mold at 350°F until golden brown (also known as blind baking, without any filling), about 15-22 minutes. Remove the baked tart shell in the mold from the oven.
  6. After the shell has cooled completely, begin to prepare the lemon curd as directed in the recipe. When cooking the lemon curd, leave it on the heat longer than directed to create a firmer curd that will not run when cold.
  7. After the lemon curd is prepared, allow it to cool briefly before pouring it into the shell. Refrigerate until cold and firm, then serve. Top with whipped cream if desired. Do lemon curd tarts need to be refrigerated? We say yes. I love it served cold. Soooo refreshing!

A few fun variations: make this a blueberry lemon curd tart by adding three cups of sugar macerated, fresh blueberries to the top of your tart; for jam and lemon curd tarts, add your favorite jam spread evenly across the top of the tart; make this a lemon curd and raspberry tart by adding 3 cups of sugar macerated raspberries to the top of your tart; instead make mini lemon curd tarts by separating the shell crust recipe above into four tartlet shells. Have fun with this recipe! We hope that you are inspired by this Lemon Curd Tart Recipe. Happy baking!

Lemon Curd Tart Recipe

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4 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. I have to admit I am getting into lemon desserts, I most definitely need to give this one a try, it sounds amazing.

  2. I’ve never had lemon curd, or even heard of it before haha, but I LOOOOVE lemon. This looks so wonderful…I’m curious how a gluten-free crust would turn out! Thanks for sharing! <3

  3. Rosie

    This looks so good, I’d love to try it! I like making pies, a lemon curd tart would be so delish!

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