How does one pick a favorite pie or tart when one loves them all?
Given a choice—facing a restaurant dessert menu or a bakery display case, for example—we almost always pick the lemon tart. A buttery crust filled with a creamy, refreshing lemon filling, it’s hard to come across one that isn’t a delight. (Note: It won’t be a delight if bottled lemon juice, or anything other than fresh juice and zest, is used.)
Lemon tart is popular with those who love their sweets, as well as others who don’t like sugary desserts. The video below walks you through the process of making a lemon tart. While the speaker doesn’t sound too animated, the results are exciting.
The video doesn’t address garnishing, but a bit of whipped cream works just fine.
As a dessert or for afternoon tea, consider serving tea with lemon or espresso with lemon peel.
If you’d like to serve a wine with your lemon tart, a sweet muscat is the best choice. It’s easy to find a Beaumes de Venise or a California Muscat like Bonny Doon at your wine store. Check out our dessert and wine pairing chart whenever you need a pairing idea.
Pie versus tart. Do you know the difference between a pie and a tart? There are quite a few!
Discover a world of delicious tarts, pies and pastries. Take a look at our beautiful Pastry Glossary.
Love lemon? Check out the different types of lemon.