Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week 27: Tart - Lemon Tart

I do not own a traditional tart pan but I did not let that stop me.  I bought a wonderful box of meyers lemons from costco (I am my mother's daughter!) and a lemon tart was perfect for this challenge!  I also got to use my fabulous new (well, newish) food processor for the whole thing.  I took this gem over to my friend's house and we enjoyed it with a bottle of red wine and lots of fun play time with her wonderful daughter.

 I used the tart shell recipe from Smitten Kitchen.  It was a little laborious, but it turned out fine. 

After freezing the dough as the recipe called for, I rolled it out and baked it.  

The sides fell which was disappointing.  I was using a 10 cake pan rather than a tart pan (again, I do not own a real one) so that may have contributed to the problem.  I didn't worry too much about it and just proceeded. Needless to say I didn't take any pictures of it cause it was not pretty. 

I moved on to the filling while it cooled. The filling recipe is also a Smitten Kitchen recipe and calls for the use of entire meyer lemons, rind and all. 

A little butter and sugar for good measure.

Then lots of eggs and a good beating!

The quantity was perfect to fill the 10" pan. 

It almost ended up being more like lemon bars rather than a tart.  Maybe being in a proper tart shell would have tricked me into it feeling like a real tart. Or perhaps we just fool ourselves a lemon tart is actually lemon bars!

Oh, who cares!  It is delicious either way! Yum!

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