Recipe For Tart Au Citron | Lemon Tart

I have wanted to make a tart au citron (lemon tart) for quite some time, as I love the way it sounds. And after making this lemon tart I love the way it tastes. It is packed full of lemon flavour and it you like a tart tart, then this one is for you. The lemon tart is easy to make and you can serve this for dessert after a heavy meal to end your dinner with something refreshing. Lemons are a staple ingredient in my fridge and I am hoping now that our garden is taking shape to plant a lemon tree very soon. I use mainly the zest of the lemons and then end up cutting what is left over into quarters or eighths and placing the pieces into the freezer to use instead of ice blocks.

Lemon Tart
Lemon Tart

Tart Au Citron | Lemon Tart
 
This is the perfect reminder for me of our barge trip through Burgundy
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Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g sugar - I used fructose
  • 75g butter, melted
  • Juice and zest of 5 lemons
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 240° Celsius
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until combined
  3. Pour into a prepared pastry shell
  4. Bake for 12 minutes
  5. Leave to cool completely before cutting
My Notes
It is easier to pour the liquid into the pastry shell when in the oven rather than try and carrying a filled pastry shell to the oven

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38 thoughts on “Recipe For Tart Au Citron | Lemon Tart

  1. I made your georgous tarte au citron yesterday & my friends & I all loved it so much! x

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    1. That is so good to hear Sophie 🙂

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  2. Citrus tarty goodness. I adore lemon desserts, something about them reminds me of afternoons in the kitchen with my Grams. You’ve inspired me to bake this tart on the weekend. Delish!

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    1. So glad I have inspired you Anna 🙂

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  3. I definitely like a tart tart – and lemon desserts more generally – so this looks and sounds lovely to me 🙂
    Kari @ bite-sized thoughts sharing the blog ♥ Vegan mocha almond fudge soft serveMy Profile

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    1. Thank you Kari 🙂

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  4. I love citrus tarts, they’re so perfectly sweet and refreshing. Great job!
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    1. Thank you Mary Frances 🙂

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  5. A classic Tandy. I discovered how easy they are to make this winter when I was in France, and they are a joy to make and eat. I know need to compare your recipe and mine to see the differences ! Happy days 🙂

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    1. I would love to see a post of your recipe Claire 🙂

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  6. What a lovely tart! Lemony sweet treats are my favorite.

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    1. And with the Meyer lemons you get, this must be awesome to try 🙂

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  7. That brown is perfection, what a delicious golden tart 😀
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Thank you Uru 🙂

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  8. Well now I’m just going to have to make lemon tart again. Thanks for making me crave it Tandy 😉 xx

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    1. my pleasure Tami xox

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  9. Isn’t it amazing how fast we can zip around the world using Social Media? Just here checking out your latest post all the way from Serendipity Farm… a nice leisurely stroll through a delicious lemon tart. I wonder if you could use date paste (or sugar) in place of the regular sugar? It might make for an interesting experiment. I don’t eat eggs (I am vegan) so it might also make for a most interesting experiment to replace those eggs with besan (chickpea) flour or flax/chia eggs and see if what I ended up with was even remotely like what I was supposed to end up with. I have invented some really interesting things that way (not always edible 😉 ). Cheers for the delicious share 🙂

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    1. I just love that I have ‘met’ so many people from all over the world, and thank you for the visit! I am sure you can use date sugar as a replacement as I use fructose with great success. I am going to start playing around with palm sugar soon. Not sure about the egg replacement as I have never tried any substitute. Have a super day 🙂

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  10. Wow – there aren’t many ingredients in that recipe are there? Good tip about pouring into the shell, already in the oven. Must remember that one.

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    1. I must also remember that tip as I keep forgetting 🙂

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  11. Your tart is good looking, Tandy! Excellent crust, with the right amount of brown. It looks soft and yummy and tasty. Thanks for sharing!

    Julie
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    1. Thank you for the wonderful compliment Julie 🙂

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  12. This looks delicious Tandy, love sweet and tart desserts!
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    1. Thank you Cheri, sweet and tart works for me as well 🙂

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  13. this looks so good

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    1. Thank you Usha 🙂

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  14. How easy, 4 ingredients! Looks amazing Tandy! I love lemons… use them in cooking, desserts, smoothies – just about anything. And the zest – so, so good!
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    1. I love lemon zest! If I had my own lemon tree I would use more of it, more often 🙂

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  15. It turned out perfectly – one of my very favourites!

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    1. Thank you Tanya 🙂

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  16. Ohhh, lemon tart is one of my very favorite desserts, especially in Spring. 🙂
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    1. It does have quite a spring feel to it!

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  17. I love lemon tart and make it often or when I have limes – lime tart. I don’t have a sweet tooth so this is a good dessert for a sweet end that’s not actually sweet:)

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    1. Oh Rachel, I must try this with limes, thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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  18. Ha! So nice and lemony. I’ve never made lemon tart. Thanks!
    🙂 ela

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    1. I hope you try this one Ela 🙂

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  19. Looks wonderful.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thank you Mandy xox

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