Monday, May 11, 2009

TWD: Tartest Lemon Tart

I am LOVING all these lemon desserts!!! Now, I think I am a chocolate girl at heart, but there is something so refreshing about a delicious lemon dessert. Dorie didn't let me down with this delicious lemon tart.

I decided to scale the recipe down and make two mini tarts because there was no way I could eat an entire lemon tart AND a lemon icebox cake. It's a good thing I cut the recipe, too, because this is so good and I would've eaten way too much!

This recipe starts with Dorie's sweet tart dough with ground almonds mixed in. This crust is truly delicious. The filling is made with the entire lemon. Yes, you read that correctly. The WHOLE lemon. I don't like super tart or sour things, so I did zest the lemon first and then cut off some of the pith before pulverizing the lemon. It still was a tart filling without being bitter.

I prefered this tart about 30-45 minutes out of the oven. I tried it refrigerated, too, and while I didn't dislike it, I really prefered it at room temperature. One thing about this tart is that it really reminded me of the Toasted Almond Lemon Bars that I made last month for Cookie Carnival. But those were awesome, too, so it the similarity didn't bother me a bit!

Thanks to Babette of Babette Feasts for choosing the Tartest Lemon Tart. Head to her blog for the recipe and check out the blogroll to see all the delicious tarts!

31 comments:

Megan said...

You were one of the smart ones - pithing the lemon first. I wish I'd known to do that!

Bunny said...

I love this, lemon is my favorite flavor on the face of the earth. It looks fantastic!!

Kara said...

Oh your little tart looks so cute. I couldn't resist making a full recipe of this just because I knew it would go over so well. I think this might be one of my favorite things we've made so far!

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks wonderful! I'm glad you liked it.

Justin said...

that looks crazy good...

Jules Someone said...

Those are so adorable! I loved how these were tart without being inedible.

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful! Can't wait to eat mine!

SUGAR B said...

I loved this recipe! I made mine on Sunday and we are trying not to inhale the whole thing. I am not sharing this!

Your tart is tart-tastically good!

Michele said...

Your tart is gorgeous! I love the powdered sugar.

Katy ~ said...

Cristine, lemon is one of my favorite flavors in baked goods, and your tart looks irresistible!

vibi said...

Very pretty Christine! A nice way to wake up to... with all this snowy white sugar visions! Lovely!
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

April said...

Your little tart looks fantastic!

Spryte said...

Beautiful!

Cathy said...

I am so glad you liked this! Your tart looks so pretty with the powdered sugar on top!

Em said...

The powdered sugar looks so nice on top - I just love lemon desserts :)

Andrea said...

Cristine, your tart looks so deep and delicious! Love all the powdered sugar. I am looking forward to trying those Toasted Almond Lemon Bars with SMS. They sound so yummy.

I was reading your front page posts and left you a comment on your little girl's birthday post, didn't want you to miss it :)

Fit Chick said...

We really got lucky this week double dose of lemons, LOL. Beautiful looking tart, glad you enjoyed it.

Clivia said...

Perfect little tartlets. Well done!

Kaitlin said...

Mmm, your tart looks fantastic! I love the way the tiny slice looks with all of that icing on top.

Maria said...

Love your photos! Looks so tasty!

Priscilla said...

I love anything lemon too. It looks so good!

Emily Rose said...

your tart is so pretty! Mine turned out delicious, but not quite as nice looking!!

margot said...

It looks beautiful with all the yummy powdered sugar on top! I didn't try it at room temperature; there is still some left, so maybe I will and see if I like it better.

wildthayn said...

Beautiful photos!!! Happy baking!

AmyRuth said...

Christine,
I love the thicker filling than the rest of us out here. I'll have to acquire some mini-tart pans and do the same thing. Your tarts looks so delicious. Hmmm, coffee and lemon tart, sound good?
AmyRuth

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I love your deep minis; such a high ratio of filling to thin crust. Next time I'm going for that effect. And the powedered sugar - yum!
Nancy

Tracey said...

Your mini version looks perfect dusted with the powdered sugar! I should have removed the pith from my lemons - my tart was really bitter!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, your tart is beautiful, looks soo good. I loved this tart so much.

The Food Librarian said...

This looks just lovely. I love the heavy coating of powdered sugar.

Ingrid said...

Mmm, I love lemony desserts, too, but I like the ones that make me pucker up and my jaw tingle.

Yours looks delish!

I'm off to check out your icebox cake!
~ingrid

TeaLady said...

Girl!! You have been using a lot of lemons lately. And I am glad you did. All the recipes (following this one) look great. But your tarts look perfect.

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