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This Marshmallow Lemon Tart Recipe not only packs great lemon flavor, but it’s extremely easy as well!

Marshmallow Lemon Tart Recipe on tasteandtellblog.com


Do you want to know one thing I love about spring? All of the lemon recipes that you start seeing.

I love lemon.

Seriously. Love. I can’t get enough of it. Savory or sweet. (Although I tend to be more drawn to the sweet – but I do have a bit of a sweet tooth!)

Last week, I was thinking about different ways I could change up a few lemon desserts. Out of the blue, I had this crazy idea – lemon curd plus marshmallow creme. Honestly, I had no idea how it would turn out, or if it would even turn out at all. All I could do is try, right?

Marshmallow Lemon Tart Recipe on tasteandtellblog.com

I started with a simple graham cracker crust. Graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter, bake it up, and let it cool. Then stir together some lemon curd and marshmallow creme. When I first started stirring these together, I thought to myself – this is never going to work. But you have to really whisk them together. Get in there, and use some of that muscle. I whisked for a couple of minutes, and tada! It all smoothed out and mixed together!! Pour that into your graham cracker crust, refrigerate for a few hours, and that’s all! A seriously simple dessert.

I went an extra step and made my own lemon curd. Not only is it cheaper than the store-bought stuff, but I think it tastes a heck of a lot better. And I have discovered that the higher your elevation, the longer it will take you to make it. Lucky people at sea level, I’ve heard that you can make a lemon curd in about 10 minutes. For me, here in Utah, it takes a good 30-40 minutes. The trick to a perfect lemon curd, in my opinion, is the double boiler and constant whisking. I’ll admit that I don’t whisk it constantly at the beginning, when it’s not warm yet, but the second it starts warming up, I whisk. And whisk. And whisk. I know, all of this whisking, right? I figure it’s my workout to earn a big slice of this tart when I’m done!!

If you are a lemon lover, you will go crazy for this tart. Hey, even if you aren’t a lemon lover, I’m guessing you’ll go crazy over it, too!!

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Marshmallow Lemon Tart Recipe
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This marshmallow lemon tart recipe not only packs great lemon flavor, but it's extremely easy as well!
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs (9 whole graham crackers, or 1 sleeve)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups lemon curd
  • 1 (7-oz) jar marshmallow creme
  1. Prepare the crust: Preheat the oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into an 11-inch tart pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and cool completely.
  2. When the crust is cool, combine the lemon curd and the marshmallow creme in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour into the cooled crust, and refrigerate until set up, at least a couple of hours. Serve with diced strawberries or with raspberries.

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23 Responses to Marshmallow Lemon Tart Recipe

  1. Ashley says:

    This is lovely and looks refreshing and light. Perfect spring dessert!

  2. Katrina says:

    What a fabulous dessert! Yum!

  3. Kim says:

    I think you had a fabulous idea to mix lemon curd with marshmallow fluff. And, I’m totally with you….I just love lemon desserts!

  4. I love how unique this tart is! I love lemony tarts and combined with marshmallow puff just sounds so lovely!

  5. Becky says:

    Hi Deborah,
    This looks so delicious – but I do have a question. Does the lemon curd recipe you provided make the 2 cups of curd required for the tart recipe, or should that recipe be doubled? Thank you so much – keep the wonderful recipes coming!

  6. Cassie says:

    This is stunning! I love lemon desserts and I keep telling myself that I need to try lemon curd but haven’t done it yet. Now I know that I need to so that I can try this. My husband will love the marshmallow in the tart!

  7. I love all things lemon, and I especially love a good graham cracker crust!

  8. Oh my gosh I have to make this!! I love marshmallow flavor but I can’t actually eat marshmallows because of the gelatin. BUT! Marshmallow creme does not contain gelatin so I will definitely be making this delicacy 🙂

  9. I saw this on Fresh Living today. It looks SO yummy! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Joanne says:

    I’m not just a lemon lover, I’m a lemon FIEND. This is so happening.

  11. what a unique dessert! yum!

  12. Kristy says:

    Lemon lover…absolutely! I’ll be making this soon. 🙂 Sounds like a perfect one to hide from everyone and keep to myself too. I have a tendency to do that with lemon desserts. 😉

  13. Asmita says:

    Gorgeous tart! Would love a piece of that!

  14. Chels R. says:

    I love Lemon too, and I would love to try my hand at making this as soon as the weather warms up! Looks really good!

  15. carol george says:

    I made the lemon marshmallow tart but it didn’t set up. 4 hrs later it was still the consistency of pudding. What did I do wrong?

    • Deborah says:

      @carol george, I’m not sure what happened. I’ve made this 3 times, and it has set up every time. Did you make the curd from scratch? I almost wonder if it had something to do with the curd, but I’m not sure.

  16. Jessica says:

    I made this yesterday and mine also was not set by 6:00pm today. My thought was that I covered it with foil while in the fridge, to prevent any kind of film from forming. Maybe covering it prevented it from setting?

    • Deborah says:

      @Jessica, did you use the lemon curd recipe I posted, or did you use store bought? I’m wondering if store-bought won’t set up like the homemade wil…

  17. Elyse says:

    Such a great idea to combine two already amazing ingredients. I would have never thought…but it sounds so simple and wonderful. Anyway, I find making lemon curd in the microwave works just as well (unless you’re a stickler for the old fashioned way) and you’re done in under five minutes which you really can’t beat.

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