The other night I was in the mood to bake. Since I graciously received my kitchen aid mixer I have only used it a couple of times. I needed to use it. I wanted to use it. Since it’s summer I wanted to bake something citrusy and fresh tasting. I found this lemon tart on Happyolks. Instantly I decided it was what I had been searching for. It was such a simple recipe and so easy to follow. The rosemary and lemon went together so well. This is a very sweet tart. A small slice is all I could handle. The recipe called for the zest of a lemon. I realized I did not have a zester. After moving into my apartment I am finding I do not have a lot of gadgets I need. Anyway, since I did not have a zester I decided to use my vegetable peeler and put chunks of zest into the filling of the tart. It was just as delicious in my opinion and it gave the tart some texture.
I would highly recommend this tart. It’s light, citrusy and oh so delicious.
This is how you do it:
Lemon Tart with Rosemary Crust
for the crust
- 1 1/3 cup spelt flour
- 3 tablespoons cane sugar (I used regular sugar)
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1-2 tablespoon ice water
for the filling
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cane sugar (I used regular sugar)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (I used lemon shavings)
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly butter a 9-inch tart pan and set aside.
Place the flour, sugar, rosemary, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times. Add the butter and pulse until little pea sized bits start to form. Add in the ice water, starting with just 1 tablespoon. Pulse a few more times, then check the dough to see if it holds together when pressed between your fingers. If not, add the 2nd tablespoon. The dough may still seem crumbly, but as long as it holds together when pressed it will be perfect.
Dump the dough out into the prepared tart pan. Starting from the center, work your way out to the sides by pressing the dough firmly into the pan. Make sure you press it up along the sides evenly. Pierce the bottom with a fork a few times and place in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes before filling.
Meanwhile prepare the filling. Place the yogurt and sugar in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, then add the lemon juice and zest. Whisk until smooth and everything is evenly combined.
Pour the filling into the crust and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set and only slightly jiggles when shaken lightly.
Allow to cool completely then place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Tart can be made the day before and kept covered and chilled in the fridge.