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Recipe for classic French lemon tart

This simple peasy lemon squeasy recipe for traditional French lemon tart – tarte au citron in French – is simple to make however packs an enormous wow issue. It's scrumptious by itself or with ice cream or cream. And should you purchase pastry as an alternative of constructing it, is able to eat from scratch in lower than an hour! This is how my neighbor Claudette, the perfect cook dinner within the village makes it, and I wish to mud it with icing sugar for additional sweetness however should you like your tarts tart – go away it out!

Ingredients for a lemon tart for 4

1 amount candy pastry (recipe right here however store purchased pastry saves time!)
4 eggs
2 egg yolks
250 g (1 cup) caster (superfine) sugar
185 ml (¾ cup) double (thick/heavy) cream
250 ml (1 cup) lemon juice
Finely grated zest of three lemons
Icing (confectioners) sugar to mud

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/Gas 5).

Roll out the pastry to line a 23 cm (9 inch) spherical tart tin (the free backside ones make this simple to take away). Chill the tin within the fridge for about 20 minutes.

Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and sugar collectively and add the cream, whisking on a regular basis, then stir within the lemon juice and zest.

Line the pastry shell with greaseproof paper (scrunch it up), and baking beads (or dried beans or rice). Blind bake the pastry for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beads and bake for one more 3-5 minutes, or till the pastry appears simply cooked however nonetheless very pale.

Remove from the oven and scale back the temperature to 150°C (300°F/Gas 2).

Put the tin on a baking tray and punctiliously pour the lemon filling into the pastry case.

Bake within the oven for 35-40 minutes, or till the filling has set.

Leave to chill utterly earlier than dusting with icing sugar (non-compulsory) and serving.

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Recipe for classic French lemon tart