Lemon Tart / Tarte au citron

STEP 1: Tart Preparation
24 Ounces Flour
16 Ounces Butter
12 Ounces Caster Sugar
1 No Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence


  • To make the tart, mix the butter, sugar and vanilla essence and beat them until creamy.
  • Put the flour in the butter mixture.
  • Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until crumbly.
  • Mix in the egg.
  • If the pastry is still too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons water until it comes together. Roll into a ball and chill it for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 160 C.
  • Prepare the tart and fill it with rice or dried beans.
  • Bake the tart until biscuity.

STEP 2: Lemon Curd Preparation
5 Egg Yolks
4 Ounces Sugar
3 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Butter
3-4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
A pinch of yellow Food Color


  • Mix all the ingredients and cook them at double boiler.

STEP 3: Lemon Tart Baking

  • Pour the lemon mixture in tart and bake it for 30-35 minutes until just set.
  • Leave the tart/s to be cooled, and serve the tarts at room temperature or chilled.