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A sweet lemon tart baked in a pastry crust

Lemon Tart

A lemon tart packed with citrus flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Gerry Speirs


  • 1 sheet pre-made shortcrust pie pastry
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • The juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lay the pastry into a 9 inch tart or skillet.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg and the sugar together until light, about 5 minutes of fast hand whisking.
  • Add the lemon juice, melted butter and zest to the bowl and gently combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the par-baked crust and bake for a further 25-30 minutes or until the center is no longer jiggling and is a golden brown color.
  • Let the tart rest until cool and then place in the refrigerator before slicing.


Recipe from Mimi Thorisson