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Perfectly sweet and perfectly tart, this Shortbread Lemon Tart Recipe tastes like the best lemon bars in pie form.

Shortbread Lemon Tart Recipe


  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Perfectly sweet and perfectly tart, this Shortbread Lemon Tart Recipe tastes like the best lemon bars in pie form.


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Ingredients

Lemon Filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • powdered sugar, for topping

Shortbread Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a blender, combine the eggs, lemon juice, granulated sugar, lemon zest and orange zest.  Process on high until smooth.  Add the butter, replace the cover, and blend again on high until smooth.  Set aside.

In a food processor, combine the flour and powdered sugar.  Pulse a few times to combine.  Add the butter and continue to pulse until the mixture looks sandy and the butter is fully incorporated into the flour and sugar.

Place an 11-inch tart pan on a baking sheet.  Pour the crust mixture into the pan.  Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Pour the filing into the crust, then transfer the tart into the oven.  Bake until the center is almost set, 30-35 minutes. 

Cool the tart completely.  When ready to serve, sprinkle powdered sugar over the top and cut into slices.