Lemon tart

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Lemon tart
Lemon tart (cropped).jpg
Type Tart
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Pastry shell, lemon paste
Cookbook: Lemon tart  Media: Lemon tart

A lemon tart is a dessert dish, a variety of tart. It has a pastry shell with a lemon flavored filling.

In the UK, lemon tart (also called tarte au citron) consists of a pastry case (often made in a fluted tart tin) containing a baked lemon custard (usually composed of eggs, sugar, lemon juice and cream). Usually recipes include blind-baking before adding the custard. Sometimes the tart is dusted with icing sugar prior to serving.[1][2][3][4]

Alternatively, the lemon filling can be cooked in a saucepan and then added to the baked pastry case.[5]

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  1. ^ "Lemon Tart". Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "BBC - Food - Recipes : Tarte au citron". Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/desserts/tart/deep-lemon-tart.html
  4. ^ "Mary Berry". Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Waitrose Limited. "Heston's Lemon tart". Retrieved 4 January 2015. 

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