Tarte au Citron #SundaySupper

Tarte au Citron #SundaySupper

Besides chocolate, the hubby loves lemon desserts. I baked up some lemon squares for the Secret Recipe Club this month, and both Bill and Katie gave them rave reviews. Then a few days before we traveled to visit my in-laws, I saw my fruit bowl was still full of gorgeous lemons. I thought a simple lemon tart, or Tarte au Citron, would be perfect…a shortbread crust filled with a luscious, lemon sabayon would certainly fit the bill. And it would be a nice treat to bring along on our visit. Oh.my.gosh. This trumps any and every lemon dessert I’ve ever made or tasted. The buttery crust and creamy filling were an exquisite combination. My sweet mother-in-law enjoys all my cooking, but this one drew extra accolades. And though my father-in-law wasn’t feeling up to par, he ate a thin slice each night. Sweet things weren’t appealing, but the right balance of tart and sweet (and creamy, I must add) went down just fine.

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon ice water
  • Filling:
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 2 large egg yolks, cold
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) cold butter, cut into pieces
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake