Lemon Tart + Meringue Topping
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
Tart Crust
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon Curd
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon fresh lemon (orange or grapefruit) juice
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Meringue Topping
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Tart Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray 9 inch tart round with non stick spray
  3. In a bowl, mix together melted butter, flour, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until a dough forms.
  4. Press the dough into the tart pan and use a measuring cup to help push the dough into the sides of the pan.
  5. Allow the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Once cooled, prick with a fork all over the surface of the crust.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Lemon Curd
  1. In a stand mixture, combine butter and sugar, until light and airy. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each addition.
  2. Mix in the lemon juice and zest and salt.
  3. Pour the mixture into a heavy bottom sauce pan and heat on medium-low heat stirring constantly for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Once the curd is thickened, remove from heat and allow it to cool at room temperature.
  5. Pour the curd into the cooled tart crust.
  6. Allow to set in the fridge while making meringue topping.
Meringue Topping
  1. Place eggs and sugar in a heat proof bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water. Whisk vigorously for about 5 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved an the mixture has thickened. Using an electric mixer, whisk until the mixture is very light and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract and whisk for another minute.
  2. Place meringue into a pipping bag and decorate the top of your tart.
  3. Use a kitchen torch to singe the meringue slightly.
  4. Serve immediately
  5. Enjoy :)
Recipe by Amanda's Plate at http://www.amandasplate.com/lemon-tart-meringue-topping/