If you have a sweet tooth, Lemon Tart is your Angel!
A gorgeous French Lemon Tart is a perfect desserts for your Guest !
R Lemon Tart, Origin France.
A lemon tart (tarte au citron) is a desserts dish, a variety of tart, It has a pastry shell with a lemon flavored filling.
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, which a antioxidants.
Lemon had a growing success, especially in the 17th / 18th centuries on the ships of the great expeditions, as it was a medicine to prevent from scurvy (a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, lemon was then the ideal remedy). It’s on these boats that lemon juice based deserts might have been made for the first time. The first version would be, according to historians, kind of a cheesecake with a biscuit base and a mix of eggs, sugar and lemon juice.
Another possible origin of the lemon tart could be a French adaptation of the American key lime pie – a pie originally made from biscuits chips and a filling with lime and condensed milk covered with meringue.
In the early 19th century,France the lemon tart was so revered that it was served to the king as a symbol of wealth and goodness. It is relatively simple to make and so worth it for the zesty lemon tang and creamy custard - a delicious sweet and sour experience that cannot fail to delight your guests.
They are refreshing and zingy and always go down well with a crowd. This lime basil pie is no exception.This super simple dessert has it all: silky custard with a hint of lemon tang, all baked into a buttery pastry crust. It’s an irresistible combination.
Jacques Genin’s tarte au citron has a crust so tender that it crumbles at the mere touch of a fork, and its crème citron center is a masterful balance of tanginess and sweetness, perfumed with the faint scent of basil as the perfect finishing touch.
The best Lemon Tart, I found at Jacques Genin, one of Paris’ most reputable pâtisseries and chocolate shops, located in the 3rd arrondissement.
The Parisian, we named it “ The Peals Of Paris”
Jacques Genin was dethroned from the top of my list when I tested the as beautiful as it is tasty this is a tart of luxury indeed. Garnished with gold, lemon sugar lace and basil leaves it is a true work of art. it melts in my mouth like a stray summer cloud in a blue sky.
I am a lemon tart lovers and a Tarte au citron SuperFan.
It ust might be the best average price in Paris, 4 euro to spent on my sweet tooth.
To my fellow Airbnb host, make a Lemon Tart to your guest with its tangy, golden center, the lemon tart is the perfect way to celebrate of the arrival of Spring.
Enjoy with your guest!
This lemon basil pie has a lovely creamy texture and beautifully balances the flavours of the lemon and basil.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Quantities for a 22cm (8.5 inches) pie or 8x10cm (4 inches) min pies
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Assemble the tart,
I love the idea that the lemon tart may have been inspired by Key Lime Pie. Key limes are different from all other limes and impart a wonderful taste. My first visit to the Keys in the 70s was the first time I tasted them.
Great timing, as my lemon (and lime) trees are covered in a profusion of fantastic fruit.
With a long weekend coming for Easter, I can do a little special cooking.
So mouth watering.
Here's a trick to make Lemon ice blocks for drinks
Use the Egg Storage compartment tray in the fridge to make Egg shaped Ice blocks for in drinks.
They pop out very easily, store in a container in the freezer and use as required either on it's own in a glass of sparkling water, or one's favourite drink or with a piece of fresh mint.
@Stephen1156 Sigh. I mean the US Postal Service has a long list of things you can send through the mail - like rocks and baby chicks - but I'm not sure sending lemon tarts to other continents is within their capabilities, either. 🤣
Oh my goodness. I'm going to get into real trouble now as I need to have a roll with a tart....!! (Little joke I made up : "Why did the man get his face slapped when he went into the bakery ....because he asked for a roll with a tart!!")
Dale these recipes are divine. So tempting and so delicious looking. And I love your phrase "a stray summer cloud in a blue sky." Am going to use that! Thank you so much for these. Magic.
When I lived in France I cooked following a book and I'm trying to remember the Author's name but my fav was 'Filet de Porc en croute". Any clues as to who was in vogue in the 70's???? 72-73 to be precise x