Classic French Lemon Tart

Classic French Lemon Tart

Classic French Lemon Tart

Classic French Lemon Tart is always a hit!

You will need one recipe of Gluten Free Tart Dough using our own Peetz S.M.A.R.T (Sorghum, Millet, Arrowroot, brown Rice, Tapioca) Blend. Then, roll it into a 9-inch tart shell. It will need to be only partially baked (as the lemon filling will be added and then the tart will be baked again). But, remember to allow the crust to cool completely, before adding the lemon filling.

A  Classic French Lemon Tart needs to be baked carefully. Read about how to prevent your lemon tart from cracking. This simple guide is located in our Pastry Chef Tips and Tricks below the recipe

Classic French Lemon Tart

Classic French Lemon Tart

Servings 1 9 inch Tart


  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 large lemons juiced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter optional
  • 1 9-inch tart made from Gluten Free Tart Dough partially baked, and cooled


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Fill one-third of a medium sized pot with water.
  • Bring the water to a simmer.
  • In a medium bowl add in lemon zest, juice, and eggs. Whisk.
  • Add the sugar and butter.
  • Place the bowl on top of the simmering water.
  • Whisk until the sugar and butter are melted.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Place the lemon filling into the Gluten Free Tart.
  • Bake in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool and serve!
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Pastry Chef Tips and Tricks


Why did my Classic French Lemon Tart crack in the middle?

There are several reasons why this can occur.

The oven temperature was too high.

This tart is set to bake at 325 F. If your oven is not calibrated properly, it can really mess up this dessert. Invest in an oven thermometer to ensure a proper read.

The tart was over cooked

Keep a watchful eye on your tart. Do not overcook it. Otherwise, it will split. Bake it just until it still jiggles a bit in the centre. It will set once it is removed from the oven and has time to cool.

The tart was too warm when you removed it from the tart round.

Treat this tart with slow and gentle care. Let it cool down first.

How long does lemon tart last in the fridge?

You can place this lemon tart in the fridge over night if you need too, but sadly… it will crack! You can still eat it and hide the cracks with whipped cream or fruit. But it is really at its best the day it is baked.





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