Easy lemon tart tart

23 Jul


Looking at my list of recent baking endeavours to blog it is clear I have an obsession with lemon and chocolate. But not together.
This lemon tart is just that – tart. It has a lovely, bitey tang that citrus lovers will rejoice in. It was inspired by a lemon cake recipe on bestrecipes.com.au.



1 cup self-raising flour

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup caster sugar

60g butter, at room temperature, diced


60mL freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup caster sugar

60g butter, diced

1 egg



Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line an 18cm shallow slice tin.

In an electric mixer whizz the butter and sugar, then add in flour and egg.

When it forms a soft dough press into tin and bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the topping: Place all the topping ingredients into a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until it is all combined and thick like custard.

When base is cooked tip lemon topping all over.

Allow to cool then place in fridge for an a few hours to firm up. Serve at room temperature, cut into squares.


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24 Responses to “Easy lemon tart tart”

  1. Doggy's Style July 23, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Baking seems too easy, yet for me it’s one of the hardest things, however, I don’t give up.

    • thehungrymum July 25, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      I used to burn water – just keep on keeping on & you’ll master it!

  2. linguisticsandcake July 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    This looks delish – I recently used a similar recipe for lemon curd actually so I can imagine this was great!

    • thehungrymum August 18, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      Lemon curd should be classified as one of the essential food groups, don’t you think? It rocks!

  3. Jasline July 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    This looks delicious! I’m really into lemon baked goods right now… hope to try it soon! :)

    • thehungrymum July 25, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      me too! I love the mix of tart & sweet & buttery… swoon…

  4. Lilly Sue July 24, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Oh, yum!

    • thehungrymum July 24, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      Yum AND easy! What more could you want?

      • Lilly Sue July 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

        That is all I want :)

  5. Christine (@cookingcrusade) July 24, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    i love lemon tarts – great classic! problem is, i keep eating them until they’re all gone.. whoops!

    • thehungrymum July 24, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      Yes, this tart tends to, umm, vanish, when not watched closely.

  6. Sophie33 July 25, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    What an easy yet lighter lemon tart! Yours looks extremely tasty! :)
    Yum Yum Yum!

    • thehungrymum July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      And it is super easy – you should try it!

  7. FreeFlowFoodie July 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Lemon lemon lemon….ohh mama mia!! (drool)

    • thehungrymum July 26, 2012 at 2:54 am #

      I’ve never met a lemon dessert I didn’t adore :)

  8. Christina July 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    I love lemon recipes too! This looks great! :)

    • thehungrymum July 28, 2012 at 1:02 am #

      It is very tart, which I like. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. girlinafoodfrenzy July 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Reminds me of a yummy lemon slice, the kind of midday school treat I used to seek out and enjoy when I was younger. I rarely make lemon or lime curd (cause sadly) my sweetheart doesn’t enjoy it much) but your post just reminded me of how much I love those citrus flavours!

    • thehungrymum July 30, 2012 at 2:22 am #

      What a shame your love doesn’t enjoy these flavours :( I am getting into them more & more as I get older and am tiring of chocolate.

  10. eof737 August 14, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    I love lemon tart but even more so, crostata… yummy! ;-)

    • thehungrymum August 14, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      Mmm, crostata! Thanks for all the likes :)

  11. Zen and Genki August 29, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    I think “easy” and “lemon” and “tart” are three of the best words in the whole English language….all together? Heaven!

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