Tart Lemon Triangles


This is a lovely conclusion to an elegant spring dinner! I garnish them with whipped cream, a strawberry fan and a sprig of mint.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • cup butter

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Process butter, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 cup flour in food processor 10 seconds, or blend with pastry blender. Pat dough evenly into 9 inch round pie plate.

  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

  4. Combine eggs, white sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and 3 tablespoons flour and mix until smooth; pour mixture over hot crust.

  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more, until firm. Let cool completely in baking dish. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12 triangles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
11g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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