Lemon tart with fresh berries

    4 hours

    Looking for a special occasion summer dessert? This tart features an exquisite lemon filling and is topped with fresh berries, simply delicious!

    14 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • For the pastry case
    • 250g plain flour
    • 200g butter, at room temperature
    • 2 eggs
    • For the filling
    • 470ml water
    • zest and juice of 3 lemons
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 25g butter
    • 100g fresh blueberries
    • 200g fresh strawberries
    • 150g fresh raspberries
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and lightly flour a springform tart tin and set aside.
    2. For the pastry case:

    3. Combine all of the ingredients for the pastry case in a food processor and pulse until a soft pastry ball is formed. The dough is pretty soft, therefore hard to roll out. Take small portions and flatten between hands and cover the base and sides of tin, until fully covered. Prick all over with a fork.
    4. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
    5. For the filling:

    6. Combine all of the ingredients for the filling in a bowl, except the fruit and icing sugar, and beat with a handheld mixer until the cornflour and sugar are dissolved.
    7. Pour into a small saucepan over a medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until cream thickens and bubbles. Remove from the heat and pour over cooled tart case and spread evenly. Chill in the fridge until set, about 3 hours.
    8. Once set, top with fresh berries and lightly dust with icing sugar for a fancier look. Slice and serve.

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    I made this today but it didn't set The recipe asks for egg yolks - maybe it requires one or two full eggs as well to help it set. The other option is to put a rough time on how long to simmer for, as what exactly does 'thickened and bubbly" mean.  -  10 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)