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Lemon tart

American Pancake
8 mars 2021
30 mars 2021

Lemon meringue tart

A delicious lemon tart with a good crisp, the soft meringue and its zingy delicate cream.
Prep Time 45 min
Cooking Time 25 min
Resting time 30 min
Total Time 1 h 40 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Portions 8 people


  • Tart ring 24cm


Lemon curd

  • 180 g Lemon Juice
  • 180 g egg
  • 144 g sugar
  • 90 g butter
  • 5 g gelatin


  • 125 g flour
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 50 g egg
  • 2 g Vanilla


  • 90 g Egg whites
  • 18 g sugar to beat with the whites in the mixer
  • 162 g sugar for the pan with the water
  • 64 g water


Lemon curd

  • Mix the sugar and the lemon juice. Heat the mix until the sugar dissolves in a double boiler. And add the eggs.
  • Heat the preparation to 83 ° C, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  • let the cream cool at 35 ° C, and add the butter cut into pieces. Mix in a hand blender. And film to contact to prevent a crust from forming and keep cool until serving.


  • Mix the butter in the bowl of your food processor using the leaf until it becomes soft
  • Then add in order: the sifted icing sugar, the salt, Vanilla, the egg, then the sifted flour.
  • Knead until the dough forms a ball, then do not insist too much because the dough may shrink and be more brittle when cooked.
  • Let it rest for half an hour in the fridge in a plastic wrap
  • Then preheat the convection oven to 170 °, line the dough with baking paper and fill with dry beans to prevent the dough from swelling.
  • Bake 20 minutes then remove the paper and put the pie shell back to bake for about 10 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack.

Italian Meringue

  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil and cook until 121 ° C, place the egg whites in your mixer fitted
  • Start beating the egg whites (medium speed - they must not be too firm), then pour the syrup at 121 ° C without stopping whipping at medium speed until the meringue is cold.


  • Pour the cooled lemon cream over the pie shell. Smooth with a spatula. You can pipe the meringue on top the way you want. As on the photo alternate with a star and round shaped nozzle.
  • With a blowtorch, color the meringue and top it with lime zest. Enjoy
Keyword lemon pie, lemon tart