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Streusel-Topped Lemon Tart Recipe

Streusel-Topped Lemon Tart Recipe

A sweet streusel topping pairs well with citrusy slices of this tart. It's a spectacular spin on basic lemon bars and appears on my menus for both family and company. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°, In a small bowl, combine flour, confectioners' sugar and lemon peel; cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake 10-15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat eggs, sugar and lemon juice until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in flour, baking powder and lemon peel until blended. Pour into crust. Bake 20-25 minutes or until set.
  • 3. For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over filling. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 350 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Really rich! Will serve way more then 12 becasue you just need a little peice (I cut into squares not slices). Used 2 small lemons to get the needed zest and juice (had to add a little lemon juice from a jar to get the full amount)."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"YUMMY! Everyone enjoyed at our Thanksgiving dinner.

~ Theresa"

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