Easy Lemon Tart – A homemade buttery, flaky crust filled with a sweet and zesty lemon filling. The perfect Spring/Summer dessert!
Easy Lemon Tart
I have the most sweet and zesty dessert for you today.
This Easy Lemon Tart is made with my Perfect Tart Crust recipe, which is filled with a sweet, creamy, and zesty lemon filling. I’ve used sweetened condensed milk in the filling to make it super creamy, and so easy to make.
If you’re a big fan of lemon desserts, you are gonna fall in love with this tart!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this tart. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- My Perfect Tart Crust
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Large egg yolks: You’ll need 5 yolks.
- Fresh lemon juice
How to make this Easy Lemon Tart
To make this tart, start by preparing the tart crust recipe up to step 4.
Once the tart dough is chilled, roll it out into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Gently place it into a 9-inch fluted tart tin with a loose base, and press lightly into the tin, making sure not to stretch the dough.
Grab the rolling pin, and roll it over the top of the tin, trimming the excess dough off. Prick the base all over with a fork, then place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Once frozen, line the dough loosely with crinkled parchment paper, and fill almost to the top with uncooked rice. Place the tin on a baking tray, and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the paper and rice, and brush the base and sides of the crust with beaten egg. Bake for a further 5 minutes without the paper and rice.
Remove from the oven, and allow to cool on a wire rack whilst preparing the filling.
Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Add the lemon juice and mix until combined. Pour the filling into the crust, and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until no longer jiggly in the middle – just set.
TIP: When baking the filling, loosely cover the crust edges with foil to prevent them browning too much.
Allow the tart to cool completely at room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
This Easy Lemon Tart is:
- super quick and easy to throw together
- made with a homemade buttery, flaky crust
- filled with a thick, creamy, and zesty filling
- perfect to serve in Spring/Summer time!
How long will this lemon tart last? This tart and any leftovers will keep fresh stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze this lemon tart? Yes! This tart will freeze well for up to 2 months.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!