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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.
Preservation:
1 or 2 days in the fridge.
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Stage 1 - 30 min.
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #1
Roll out the pastry and line the tart tin or mould, then "bake blind".

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

Stage 3 - 30 min.
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Prepare 500 g of lemon curd.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Pour the lemon curd into the tart case while it is still warm.

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

Stage 6 - 2 hours
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Your lemon tart is ready.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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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.
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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.

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Home made.

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This recipe use (among others)
Lime (or lemon) curdLime (or lemon) curd: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Little lime tarts, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Peach and green tea tart, Exotic fruit tart, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, ... All

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