Tuesdays With Dorie – Tartest Lemon Tart

by Jessica on May 12, 2009

I love it when friends show up on TWD Tuesdays. 🙂 Dinner is a breeze and dessert is always a no-brainer. Thumbs up for that.

Lemon Tart Crust

Dorie’s ‘Tartest Lemon Tart’ threw me for bit, though. After reading through the recipe, I was shocked to find out I’d be using the entire lemon… peel, pith and all (minus the seeds, of course). Maybe it’s because I’ve never had a lemon tart (blasphemy!), but it sounded a little weird. I forged ahead (with Dorie’s fabulous guidance) and quickly tired of slicing lemons. 😉 In the end, it was all good. The tart was beautiful, the guests were uber-satisfied and I ate every single leftover crumb of the sweet tart crust. If you’ve never tried it, I beg you to try it now. That sweet tart crust is made of awesome. Just sayin’.

Lemon Tart 2

Thanks to Babette of Babette Feasts for choosing Dorie’s Tartest Lemon Tart!

Berry Closeup

Tartest Lemon Tart (pg. 336)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Flowers May 12, 2009 at 3:16 am

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2 Amanda May 12, 2009 at 7:19 am

Mine bubbled over like a volcano, but it turned out fine after some doctoring 🙂 A little bitter, but I don’t think my lemons were of the best quality. DELICIOUS dough!

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3 isabelle May 12, 2009 at 7:51 am

c’est pas courant de faire une tarte au citron avec des citrons entiers, mais qu’est ce que c’est bon !
ta tarte est superbe 🙂

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4 Amy May 12, 2009 at 7:53 am

Your fluted edges look so pretty, and the blueberries seem like a perfect accompaniment.

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5 Joelen May 12, 2009 at 9:32 am

Beautiful job!

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6 Teanna May 12, 2009 at 9:52 am

This tart was absolutely amazing! I love the blueberries atop yours!

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7 Amy (Sing for your supper) May 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

Great looking tart, J! So glad your guests liked it!

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8 Kayte May 12, 2009 at 11:19 am

Oh, those blueberries just send that slice of tart over the top…why didn’t I think of that…and they look so pretty also. Your tart looks wonderful, and very elegant. Love the dish!

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9 pamela May 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

The blueberries look so wonderful with the tart and the whipped cream!! Fantastic.

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10 Tracey May 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Your tart looks fantastic! I was worried about using the whole lemon and apparently for good reason, as my tart ended up very bitter. Glad yours was more successful 🙂

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12 Mermaid Sweets May 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Your tart looks awesome, glad everyone loved it, I really LOVED it.

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13 teaandscones May 24, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Your tart is beautiful. Just the right crust, color, etc. It was really a great tart tart.

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