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Lemon Shortbread Tart Recipe

Lemon Shortbread Tart Recipe

This easier-than-pie do-ahead dessert makes a refreshingly light and cooling finish for any picnic or barbecue.

Delightfully sweet-tart and filled with vitamin C, this is one sunny, heart-lifting gem of a tart.

1 cup flour
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into bits

1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated zest of 1 lemon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl, and cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press the dough into the bottom and partway up the side of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake crust 20 minutes.

2. Blend the filling ingredients, and pour mixture into the partially baked tart shell. Bake the tart another 25 minutes.

Serve warm or chilled.

Makes one 9-inch tart.

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Adapted from “The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook” by Jinx and Jefferson Morgan (Harvard Common Press, 1996.) Copyright (c) 1996 by Jinx and Jefferson Morgan. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from “The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cook book” by Jinx and Jefferson Morgan (Harvard Common Press, 1996.)

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6:16PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013


4:16PM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

sounds delicious. if it comes out the way I hope, it'll be great to take to parties for something different.

4:18PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:49PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

Im drooling..:D

10:56AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012


10:51PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

Yummmmm...sounds good.

1:49PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

I'm not a big fan of lemon filling, but I might just try this.

8:17AM PST on Dec 24, 2011


6:27AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Yuk. :-(

3:57AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Sounds like a nice once in awhile treat.

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