Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Tartest Lemon Tart


amongst my Mother's Day rose plant

This week Babette of Babette Feasts picked Dorie's Tartest Lemon Tart for her choice at TWD. This lemon tart is perfect to go along with the warmer days of Spring.

What's fun about this recipe, is you puree the entire lemon, yes everything but the seeds! Dorie called for 1 1/2 lemons, but I used 2. I tasted the batter after mixing with the sugar and didn't think it was too tart, more sweet than tart. You need to prebake a tart crust half way, and for this recipe, I forgot to add the nuts! That's what happens when your 2 little ones are at the counter watching what you're pulverizing in the processor. Then since I ran out of foil to weigh down the crust, I looked up some info, and came across this by Smitten Kitchen & Dorie. I just pricked the dough with a fork, and stuck it in the freezer for an hour to firm up. It baked perfectly, no puffy crust at all. I had to bake my lemon tart about 15-20 mins longer because it didn't seem to want to set up. By that time it was really bubbling up and coating the crust! I finally took it out, and as it cooled to room temp. it was already setting. I popped it in the fridge over night to really firm up. Well, of course my crust stuck to the dish, so getting a decent looking piece out was difficult (that's why I have a sliver of a piece for the photo) ooooh I need that tart pan! My Tart didn't seem to set up after all, once sliced either.



And guess what! This lemon tart is tart!! Oh boy did the flavors come out after baking. This is more tart than a lemon bar which reminds me of the ones I've blogged about here and here. Lemon lovers will love this tart. If you're a big lemon fan, check out Babette Feasts for the recipe on her blog.
I made a quick little video of my bubbly tart, check it out here! =) For another flavor packed recipe with an entire orange, check out my orange muffin bread here!
enjoy,

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13 Lovely Comments:

Colleen said...

I love the name of your blog! It is something I hear at least 100 times a day! That Tart looks so sophisticated, I don't know if I'd dare try to make it! I looks good, though!

Pamela said...

Mine is ready and waiting to be eaten tonight. I'm looking forward to it! And I totally understand how tough it is baking with the little ones around! Always fun, but usually a challenge. Nice job!

Kara said...

Love the video, but it makes me think of an Aliens movie! :)

I definitely loved this tart and will make it again.

Cristine said...

Your tart looks wonderful, especially against those beautiful roses!

Tracey said...

I had trouble getting a slice out to photograph too and like you, I thought the lemon mixture tasted ok before baking, but afterward, oh man was it bitter!! I think your tart looks fantastic despite the fact that it wasn't your favorite.

Mimi said...

Ooh, my oldest son loves lemon, I'm going to try this one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog & helping to make my SITS day special!

My Famous Recipe said...

I woke up my 1 1/2-year-old from his nap while blending all those lemon chunks for this tart. Baking with precision isn't always possible when you've got little ones running around!

Helene said...

I would have used those 2 lemons also, no waste. I like to serve this with a dollop of whipped cream.

HoneyB said...

I'm betting my son would LOVE this since he loves my lemon curd. He has been eating it by the spoonful! ....and so have I

The Food Librarian said...

This is really pretty! I used two Meyer lemons too. It is very elegant with the whipped cream on top!

Fit Chick said...

Yummy tart!!! If you have a Home Goods near by they usually have tart pans and a great price; so good you might pick up two, LOL. I loved this recipe and would make again.

TeaLady said...

It was a tart tart, wasn't it. I loved it. So sorry yours stuck. That is usually my luck, but I got lucky this time.

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