Lemon Tart

This is a delicious lemon tart that can be served cold with mascarpone cheese. This is one of my favorite desserts to serve when I have guests over. I like to put the tart into the refrigerator after it is done baking for 3 to 4 hours, to overnight, because it tastes better.

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


Pie Dough:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons ground almonds

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced

  • ½ cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 lemon, finely zested

  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten


  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups superfine sugar

  • cup heavy cream

  • 2 lemons, finely zested and juiced

  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese, or to taste


  1. Sift flour into a bowl. Mix in almonds, then rub in butter. Mix in confectioners' sugar, milk, lemon zest, and egg yolk. Knead briefly on a lightly floured work surface. Wrap up and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. While dough rests, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch tart pan with butter.

  3. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch and use to line the bottom and sides of the prepared pan. Prick all over with a fork.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  5. Crack eggs into a bowl. Whisk in superfine sugar, heavy cream, and lemon zest and juice. Spoon filling into the pastry shell.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 45 minutes. Serve topped with mascarpone cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

521 Calories
29g Fat
63g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 521
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* 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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