Tarte au Citron ~ Lemon Tart

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Tarte au Citron ~ Lemon Tart
I’m a lemon lover. No, I don’t eat lemons straight but I do like a splash of lemon juice over fresh fruit, in a vinaigrette and especially in this lemon tart. In many lemon tarts, you’ll find a lemon curd-type filling à la lemon meringue pie. Although I don’t mind lemon curd, I much prefer this filling with its creamy, lemony tartness. Et voilà: Tarte au Citron ~ Lemon Tart Pronounced: tahrt / oh / see trohn INGREDIENTS: 1 recipe of pâte sablée, pâte brisée or refrigerated pie crust 4 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice zest of 3 lemons-very finely grated PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 375° 1. Pat the pastry into a 9″ tart pan with removable bottom. Chill for 20 minutes. 2. Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and sugar together. 3. Add the cream and whisk together. Then whisk in the lemon juice and zest. 4. Line the pastry shell with waxed paper and fill it with dried beans or rice. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, remove the paper and beans and bake another 3-5 minutes. Pastry should be cooked but still pale. Remove from oven and reduce the temperature to 300°. 5. Place pan on a baking sheet. Slowly pour the filling into the shell. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the filling has set. 6. Allow the tart to cool completely before serving. Debra Fioritto contributes delicious French recipes to BonjourParis—follow her at: @DebraFioritto on Twitter,Fabulous French FoodJulia’s Paris & Provence and Tour de Forks Uncommon Epicurean Adventures. Subscribe & be first to receive 50 original France travel & French lifestyle stories every month: free subscription. Search the BonjourParis library of over 6000+ stories & find your most complete online France travel resource since 1995. RSS feed available. Check out our Amazon.com Boutique for the very latest stock in anything & everything for travelers & Francophiles. Books, fashion, electronics, accessories, home décor & more. New items added weekly. Same competitive prices & speedy delivery & your purchases support costs of keeping BonjourParis the most complete France travel resource. Search hint: start at the back pages for the most recent stock. Short-cut to our 100 TOP SELLING ITEMS (please wait for widget to load) We recommend hotels we know & which are rated highly by recent past guests: Be smart! Reserve your hotel at Booking.com…then keep shopping online & if you find a better rate for the same deal, contact Booking.com for your BEST PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE. Bookmark this link & use it everytime you shop so your preferences are stored & deals are updated when you return: Booking.com.
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