Cookbook Review: French Bistro
Lemons are always in my kitchen at home - a favorite ingredient that I just can't so without. They have a certain wonderful, fresh sourness that lovely in a creamy tart that might otherwise be too heavy and sweet. Delightfully delicious, citrusy lemon tart that simply melts in your mouth. Mmm...
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6 - 8 Servings
  • Dough
  • 7 tbsp (100 g) butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups (350 g) wheat flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • Filling
  • 5 eggs, preferable organic
  • 4 organic lemons
  • ½ cup (100 ml) whipping cream
  • ½ cup (100 ml) granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar , for decorating
  • Whipped cream, for serving, optionally
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Start by making the dough.
  3. Mix the butter, flour, egg yolk, powdered sugar, and water.
  4. Knead together with a light touch to form a smooth dough.
  5. Press out the dough in a spring-form (or tart) pan, about 9 inches (24 cm) in diameter.
  6. Pre-bake the crust for about 10 minutes until it's lightly golden in color.
  7. Take it out and let it cool.
  8. Meanwhile make the filling:
  9. Whisk together the eggs in a bowl.
  10. Squeeze the juice from the lemons, and grate 1 tsbp of lemon zest into the bowl.
  11. Add the whipping cream and sugar, then whisk thoroughly.
  12. Fill the cooled crust with the lemon
Recipe by Create Amazing Meals at