The Best Lemon Tart Ever


Very lemony-flavored with a shortbread crust; to die for! You can make smaller slices and tart can yield 16. Very decadent!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 9-inch tart



  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, or to taste


  1. Combine butter, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer; mix ingredients thoroughly with a paddle attachment. Mix flour into butter mixture to make a smooth dough. Press dough into a 9-inch tart pan; refrigerate crust for 30 minutes.

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

  3. Bake crust until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Whisk sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup flour in a bowl until smooth. Pour lemon filling into crust. Cover edges of crust with strips of aluminum foil to prevent burning.

  5. Bake tart until filling is set, about 20 minutes. Cool completely and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

507 Calories
20g Fat
79g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 507
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* 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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