5.5.11

Raspberry & Lemon Curd Tart


I've told you about my mom before. She's amazing. And she made this delicious wonderfulness.

The sunshine lemon curd and vivid red raspberries paired perfectly with the flaky buttery crust.

We topped our slices with a dollop of whip cream and homemade raspberry sauce.

It was dee-licious. So were the left overs.

I love my mom. I hope you're celebrating your mom extravagantly this Mothers Day weekend!


Raspberry & Lemon Curd Tart
Adapted from: My Mom & Best of Bridge

Ingredients

Lemon Curd

3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ( 2 to 3 lemons)

Crust

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup confection’s (icing) sugar
2 tbsp grated lemon zest
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 cups blueberries or raspberries (optional)

Directions

Lemon Curd: In a medium saucepan, whisk eggs and sugar until foamy and light-colored. Add butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, whisking, until the mixture thickens and forms a ribbon on the surface when drizzled from a spoon. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate or at least 1 hour, until chilled, or for up to 3 days.

Crust: In a large bowl combine flour, confectioner’s sugar and lemon zest. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, blend in butter until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs (you can also do this in a food processor). Gradually add lemon juice, stirring with a fork until dough forms a ball.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

If dough is stiff, let it stand at room temperature for 10 minutes, until it is more pliable.  On a floured work surface, roll out dough to an 11 inch circle.  Lift dough into a 9-inch tart or flan pan with a removable bottom and press to fit the bottom and sides.  (If the pastry tears, gently pat it in the pan; it’ll be fine once it bakes.)  Trim the edges.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 F. Prick bottom and sides of crust to prevent shrinkage. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce over temperature to 350 F and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely.

Remove crust from pan and place on a serving plate. Spread lemon curd inside. If using, sprinkle blueberries/raspberries over top.

Mom's note: The crust is very finicky and is difficult to lift into the tart pan. Just press it together with your fingers in the pan and it will be good to go. I have to admit the crust was kind of tricky to work with.


57 comments:

  1. What a delicious way to celebrate mom! Looks amazing!

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  2. yumminess!! :) and totally perfect for a summer bbq party!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  3. I love lemon and raspberries. This looks pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

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  4. This looks so yummy.I love to bake sweets so I definitely have to try this :)

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  5. um i think i may have to bake this one up! - sounds up my ally!

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  6. Gorgeous tart! The combo of lemon and raspberry just can't be beat. Lovely Mom's Day treat! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. This is going to be my next "guest" dessert! It looks scrumptious!

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  8. this is looks amazing mare! i want a piece! :)

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  9. so pretty, would be hard to cut into it.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous. I love this flavor combo!

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  11. That looks absolutely fantastic! I love how fresh and colorful that tart looks... I'm sure it tastes beyond fabulous... :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. What a beautiful, beautiful tart... I love lemon curd and the raspberry topping is TOO CUTE! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend Mary!

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  13. Ooooh I just made raspberry & lemon bars! I'll post that recipe soon. Your tart looks simply amazing!

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  14. I love raspberry and lemon together. And cheer for the Canucks? Never! ;)

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  15. So bright and sunny! Absolutely perfect tart.

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  16. love it! beautiful colours, i bet it taste delicious!

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  17. I love lemon curd, especially when combined with raspberries... This tart is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! And delicious too, I'm sure :)

    Sues

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  18. I love lemon curd, so much that I eat it out of the jar :S Maybe this will be a better use for it! Happy mothers day, my mum would love this tart :)

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  19. That's perfect for mom! So pretty and such a classic, bright recipe.

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  20. Lemon and raspberry sounds like a fabulous combination and this looks delicious!

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  21. This is my kind of dessert! It sounds absolutely divine.

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  22. Oh so great! Thanks for this recipe! ~ xoxo

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  23. This looks so amazing! I love it!!

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  24. Are you kidding me?! This looks amazing! :)

    Thanks for sharing, Mary and Mom!

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  25. Thanks for your comment!! Only just getting started and little time!! I have two teens in the house and too many projects!! Your blog is gorgeous! Will be back to look again when I have more time!! I made lemon for my mum too! Only it was a cake! and haven't had time to post it yet!

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  26. Thanks for your comment on our blog as it brought us to yours! Everything is so tummy! Especially love lemon curd and your tart looks delicious and so pretty I'd almost be reluctant to eat it. Almost. Pretty as it is, it's too good not to devour!

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  27. This is beautiful! Perfect flavors for spring, lemon curd sounds so fantastic right now. Great recipe! And thanks for stopping by to check out my chocolate pecan pie bars :)

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  28. If this is half as good as it looks, it's got to be a winner!!

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  29. Lemon and raspberry is such a great combination. This has me craving lemon curd. Such a beautiful dessert!

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  30. This looks so yummy- I love lemon curd anything! I just bought a tart pan and now I have something great to make in it! Yipee!

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  31. Hello! This is right up my alley! GORGEOUS!

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  32. Been searching for a yummilicious lemon tart for a long time now & finally, it was worth the wait!! This recipe of urs is simply perfect!!! So well explained too :) On;y thing is we don`t get raspberries here, so will skip it..Trying this out soon!! Thx for dropping by coz now i could visit ur wonderful space!! Following u & u Keep rocking!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  33. I'm so glad you found my blog and I have am able to check out yours...SO cute and you have some seriously awesome recipes! I look forward to following you! :)

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  34. That looks great. My mom was never one for baking, but I know she and I would both enjoy each other's company devouring it! :)

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  35. This looks amazing! Lemon seems to be the flavour of Spring this year --- & raspberries? I love 'em!

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  36. Love the blog! I think I gained five pounds just from browsing; this stuff all looks AMAZING, especially this raspberry (l-o-v-e raspberries) tart.

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  37. This is so much better than chocolate cake!

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  38. Wow this looks amazing. Perfect for Spring!

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  39. This looks so good! Love lemon and raspberry! Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. OMG! This looks sooooo delicious and very light and summery. Perfect for spring and the lemon and rasberry??? What a perfect marriage!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love your description of this tart. It sounds delicious and looks beautiful

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  42. I love the name of your blog - and this lemon tart looks amazing! I can almost taste the lemon curd *drool*
    Thanks for the comment on my blog; I'm glad it led me to yours! :-)

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  43. This looks so elegant and beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comment :) I'm your newest follower.

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  44. Ohh this sounds incredible!! And perfect for summer!

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  45. What a lovely and tempting combination for a tart!~ It must tastes as good as it looks :)
    The colors and the flavors make it so irresistible, your mum is awesome too!
    To me, everyday is Mother's Day as I just love my mum and she deserves to be loved and pampered as much as possible;)

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  46. beautiful looking delicious tart

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  47. I love raspberries and have always wanted to try lemon curd. Thank you for sharing your Mom's recipe. It looks beautiful, I'm going to bookmark this one! :)

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  48. omg this looks so much better than the tarts i made!

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  49. My goodness, this looks fantastic! And so pretty with the pink and yellow.

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  50. Thanks for finding me! I love your blog as well! This tart looks especially delicious. I love anything with lemon and raspberries!
    -Audra@the-baker-chick.

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  51. oh my goodness, this looks amazing! i had the most delicious homemade lavender lemon curd with blueberries from a local food truck the other day, + am thinking of adapting this recipe slightly to try to recreate that in tart form. i'll report back on how it goes!

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  52. what a perfect combination of summer raspberries and lemon! This looks absolutely stunning

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  53. 2 of my favorite flavors in a tart crust. What could be better?? Great recipe!

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