Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie


Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon tart is one of the great classics of French patisserie. The are lots of versions with different kinds of pastry and filling.

This one uses sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and lemon curd as the filling. Just top with meringue for that other classic: lemon meringue pie.
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Last modified on: March 23th 2016

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51 min.2 hours30 min.3 hours 21 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 30 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Roll out the pastry and line the tart tin or mould, then "bake blind".

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Once it has cooled, take the pastry case out of the tin or mould and transfer to a serving plate.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Prepare 500 g of lemon curd.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Pour the lemon curd into the tart case while it is still warm.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Smooth the top of the filling with a palette-knife and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Stage 6 - 2 hours
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Your lemon tart is ready.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
To turn this into a lemon meringue pie, follow the same method as for pear and lime meringue pie. Cover the filling with rosettes of meringue piped with a forcing bag.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Finish by browning the meringue with a gas torch or under a very hot grill for a few seconds.
Remarks
If you don't feel confident about making Italian meringue, normal meringue works well, too.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
19,475 Kcal or 81,538 Kj372 gr2,891 gr1,618 gr
974 %143 %273 %245 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,434 Kcal or 10,191 Kj47 gr361 gr202 gr
122 %18 %34 %31 %
Per
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
19,475 Kcal or 81,538 Kj372 gr2,891 gr1,618 gr
974 %143 %273 %245 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Nuts
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This recipe uses (among others)
Lime (or lemon) curdLime (or lemon) curd: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little lime tarts, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Citrus tart, How to bake blind , Rhubarb tart, Lemon tart, Strawberry Verveine Tart , ... All
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