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Lemon Tarte – Tarte au Citron Recipe, a classic Preparation with a lot of Love for Detail

By 10. June 2019 June 14th, 2019 No Comments
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Violà my recipe Lemon Tarte for sweet treats. I will show you step by step how to successfully bake lemons with many pictures.

The Tarte au Citron is a classic French variant of a tart. You can serve it as a dessert or in the afternoon to your guests.

Lemons are rarely used as a whole in Germany. In this original version they are blanched in slices and placed on top of the cake.

Now quickly tie the baking apron around you and I wish you good luck!

Lemon tart with shortcrust pastry

The Tarte au Citron attractively photographed. The tarte is covered with lemon slices cooked in sugar.

1. Tarte au Citron, an Evergreen with surprising Details

Besides the expected ingredients you also need dried peas. I can also warmly recommend dried beans, which have a little more weight.

The shortcrust pastry is first baked with dried peas for weighting down

For this you also need a tarte or flan form.

Tarte au citron with whole lemon slices

You can also put the lemon slices cooked in sugar whole on the tart.

2. Bake with French Ease

The preparation of three different ingredients I show you below in the recipe in detail:

  1. shortcrust pastry
  2. cream as filling
  3. blanching lemons

This sounds complex, but you can make baking for this wonderfully easy.

You can prepare a shortcrust pastry first. This can also be done the day before!

You can bake the shortcrust pastry one day in advance. This can be done even earlier, but then you should freeze it in the mould.

You can prepare the lemon top at your leisure while baking the shortcrust pastry plus the filling. The dough and filling take a good 50 minutes. The cooking for the lemon top takes about 15 minutes.

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Small cakes from the French bakery. Tart with apricots, caramelized strawberries, lemon tart and cherry tart.

3. Recipe Lemon Tarte

Now follows my recipe for a fine pastry. Have fun with it!

If you have any questions regarding the preparation of the Tarte au Citron, please do not hesitate to contact me via the comment function.

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Lemon Tarte Recipe
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Lemon tart, tarte au citron. Baking a French classic for a fine dessert or café. Exact description of the preparation for a successful result.
Servings Prep Time
6 Persons 60 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 Minutes 60 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Persons 60 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 Minutes 60 Minutes
zitronentarte-tarte-au-citron
Lemon Tarte Recipe
Votes: 22
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Rezept drucken
Lemon tart, tarte au citron. Baking a French classic for a fine dessert or café. Exact description of the preparation for a successful result.
Servings Prep Time
6 Persons 60 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 Minutes 60 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Persons 60 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 Minutes 60 Minutes
Ingredients
Shortcrust Pastry
  • 125 g flour finely sieved
  • 2 tbs icing sugar finely sieved
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 75 g Butter lukewarm
  • 1 pc egg yolk
  • 1-2 tbs Lemon abrasion from an organic lemon
  • 200 g dried peas or dried beans to weigh down the shortcrust pastry during baking
Filling for the Tarte
  • 3 pc eggs
  • 2 pc egg yolk
  • 160 g fine brown sugar
  • 125 ml cream
  • 120 ml lemon juice from 3 lemons
  • 2 tbs Lemon abrasion from an organic lemon
Glazed Lemons for the Topping
  • 3 pc small lemons organic and thoroughly washed
  • 130 g sugar
  • 200 ml water
Servings: Persons
Units:
Instructions
Shortcrust Pastry
  1. Sieve the flour and icing sugar into a bowl. Form a hollow in the middle.
    mehl sieben
  2. Add butter, egg yolk and a pinch of salt to the bowl. Mix the ingredients with your hands. Start in the bowl and gradually work through to the outside. Knead well and form a ball.
    teig zutaten in einer rührschüssel
  3. Wrap the dough ball for the shortcrust pastry in a plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
    teigkugel
  4. Preheat the oven to 200° C. Grease a 2 cm deep and approx. 21 cm wide baking tin for tart or flan. It is also possible to use small tart moulds in portions.
    förmchen buttern
  5. Roll out the shortcrust pastry between two layers of cling film or baking paper to a thickness of approx. 3 mm.
    teig ausrollen
  6. Cut out the dough round.
    teig ausstechen
  7. Line the prepared mould with it and remove the dough residues at the edge. Cover the dough with baking paper and weigh down with dry peas or beans and bake for 10-12 minutes.
    teig mit Erbsen blind backen
  8. Let the baked short pastry tartes cool in the tin. Remove the peas as soon as possible.
    gebacken Tartes mit Erbsen
Filling
  1. Reduce the oven temperature to 150° C. Put the eggs, egg yolk and sugar in a bowl.
    Zitronenfüllung für die Tartes
  2. Stir with cream, lemon juice and lemon dust.
    Tarte Füllung verrührt
  3. Pour the filling into the cooled shortcrust pastry tin. Bake for 50 minutes until the filling has set. Take out of the oven and let cool.
    Teig in Tarte füllen
Glaze Lemons
  1. Wash and dry the lemons. Then cut the lemons into 2mm thick slices.
    Zitronenscheiben
  2. Dissolve sugar in 200 ml hot water in a small pot or saucepan. Briefly blanch the lemons in boiling water for 3 minutes. This is recommended in many books, I left it out! Cook the lemon slices in water with plenty of icing sugar at low heat for 15 minutes until soft.
    Zitronenscheiben beim Kochen in Zuckerwasser
  3. The lemon slices are now glassy and the peel soft. Now remove the lemon slices with the skimmer and drain.
    gekochte zitronenscheiben
  4. Cut the lemon slices in half and arrange them in a star shape on a board.
    Zitronen zu Stern gelegt
  5. Carefully place the lemon topping with a dough card in the middle of the tartes.
    Tarte mit Zitronen belegen
  6. Bon Appetit!
    Zitronentarte mit Mürbteig
Recipe Notes

4. Calories (kcal) Lemon Tarte, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Tarte Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 971 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 268mg 89%
Sodium 864mg 36%
Potassium 576mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 109g 36%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 36g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 33%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. Further Recipe Ideas...

Lemon muffins
Apricot tart with puff pastry
Apricot cake with shortcrust pastry - Apricot tart french style
cherry cake
Cherry pie with puff pastry
Remember for Christmas: Tarte recipe from cookie dough

OTHER LANGUAGES: German

Thomas Sixt

Thomas Sixt

Servus! I am Thomas and show you on this website great cooking recipes to cook yourself. As cook professional I would like to accompany you in the kitchen and as food photographer I would like to make you feel like good food. Good success & good appetite!

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