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.
28,5834.8/5 for 24 ratings
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Last modified on: March 23th 2016

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Step by step recipe


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.

Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,916 Kcal or 8,022 Kj44 gr454 gr171 gr
96 %17 %43 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
160 Kcal or 670 Kj4 gr38 gr14 gr
8 %1 %4 %2 %
Per
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,916 Kcal or 8,022 Kj44 gr454 gr171 gr
96 %17 %43 %26 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

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: Rhubarb tart, Lemon and grated apple tart, Citrus tart, Pear tart with almond cream, Apricot and almond cream tart, ... All

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