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Lemon Tart Recipe

Lemon Tart Recipe

Here's a luscious way to end a meal! Smooth and creamy, with a refreshing lemon taste, this tart gets rave reviews. Every time I serve it to someone new, it results in a request for the recipe. -Erlene Cornelius, Spring City, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot liquid into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer (mixture will be very thick).
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and lemon peel. Gently stir in lemon juice. Cover and cool completely.
  • 3. Fold in sour cream. Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 386 calories, 21 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.