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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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How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
51 min.2 hours30 min.3 hours 21 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe

1 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #1Roll out the pastry and line the tart tin or mould, then "bake blind". 30 min.
2 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #2Once it has cooled, take the pastry case out of the tin or mould and transfer to a serving plate. 2 min.
3 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #3Prepare 500 g of lemon curd. 30 min.
4 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #4Pour the lemon curd into the tart case while it is still warm. 2 min.
5 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #5Smooth the top of the filling with a palette-knife and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 2 min.
6 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #6Your lemon tart is ready. 2 hours
7 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #7To 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. 10 min.
8 Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie : Photo of step #8Finish by browning the meringue with a gas torch or under a very hot grill for a few seconds. 5 min.

Remarks

If you don't feel confident about making Italian meringue, normal meringue works well, too.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
9939129 gr1044 gr583 gr
497 %50 %98 %88 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
82811 gr87 gr49 gr
41 %4 %8 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 1 : 3.42 €

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Source: Home made.
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Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Simple maple-syrup tart, Rhubarb tart, Key Lime Pie for Jeremy, Exotic fruit tart, How to bake blind a pastry cake , ... [All]

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