Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tarte au Citron

Okay, so if you are looking for a light and creamy lemon filling
with a lovely topping of meringue
than... this is not for you.

But then again,
if you are looking for easy, delicious and a sure hit at a dinner party
then this  just might be  what you are looking for.

Simply put, the lemon filling is:

4 eggs
juice of three lemons
zest of 1 lemon
three quarter cup of sugar
one quarter cup of butter

I basically stir together the eggs and the lemon juice,
melt the butter and the sugar on low heat,
add in the egg mixture
and cook on low to medium heat until it starts to thicken.
I do whisk it often as it is cooking.

The great thing about this receipe,
other than being extremely easy,
is that it is very lemon-y and not too sweet.

The crust helps to add in the sweet factor
provides you with a nice combination of sweet and slightly sour.

The crust is easy too,
a half cup of butter
one third cup of sugar.
one quarter teaspoon of vanilla
and one cup of flour.

I lightly brown the crust in the oven at about 350
for approximately 5 minutes.

And then I add the curd,
pop it back in the oven for about 15 minutes
until it appears to be firming up.

Very hard to go wrong with this one.
I like to think of this as one of those recipes you make when you have very little in the cupboard
and possibly some lemons that need using.

A party of 4 took care of this tarte au citron last night,
and as you can see,
some nibbling was going on....

I like to call this one....
a Rustic Tarte au Citron.


  1. so Donna, remember when I wanted you and Jack to come visit me? Well I changed my mind now, seems you are the better cook so I am coming your way

  2. I love lemon pie and I love easy! I'll try it next time my parents are visiting.

  3. Love lemon and must give this a try. Nice photos!

  4. Donna this looks soooooo good, but any time I have to make crust it's not easy. I'd rather just come over and eat yours. :)

  5. That sounds very yummy! I will pin it.

  6. What a lovely blog! I just discovered you through our friend Gwen Moss. This looks delicious...lovely and delicious. I'm reducing all sugar (just for the time being) so this is lovely peek at dessert.
    Cheers, Heather

  7. Donna,

    I read your comment at Gwen Moss and was just sort of intrigued to come by your blog...not disappointed! I love to cook and bake and this is going to be one of my next adventures...I love anything lemon!!

    Beautiful pictures in your last few posts! I think I will be by again!

    Jane xx

  8. I have to try this cake, it looks delicious

    Thanks for sharing and hugs fromJerez

  9. I've never made tarte au citron but this looks like a great and easy recipe, I really need to give it a try !


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