我很确定这s Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart is going to be my “go-to” recipe this year for spring entertaining. I say “pretty sure” because there’s another recipe coming up with lemon curd (next week!), an easy lemon curd poppy seed cake, that could also be a rival. My husband is beyond crazy about this lemon curd tart but my granddaughter, Emmy, took the first bite of the poppy seed cake and declared “This is going to be my birthday cake!” (She’s extremely particular about her birthday cake, usually deciding in December or January exactly what kind of cake she wants for a March birthday!) Such a dilemma; maybe they both will have to go on the “go-to” list!
The wonderful thing is that both of these recipes utilize ourRidiculously Easy Microwave Lemon Curd.
I made the curd right away and it is cooling now. However, I can’t help sampling while it is on my cooling rack. Sooooo delicious!
Another was from halfway around the world:
Hello from Moorreesburg Cape Town South Africa,
I was gifted a box of lemons and made Lemon Atchar but had half left. Needless to say I was absolutely delighted when I received your email containing a microwave version of Lemon Curd, I immediately tried it and what a HIT!!
Other than the bowl it requires to make the lemon curd, this Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart is a one-bowl, no-mixer recipe with just a few simple ingredients. The shortbread dough, made from butter, sugar and flour, is used for the press-in crust as well as the delicious crumb topping. Although I don’t mind getting my rolling pin out forholiday要么特殊场合饼干, I love a press-in crust for a quick, easy dessert.
This Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart trulyisa quick and easy dessert but, at the same time, it tastes like it came from a fine bakeshop. With a crisp, shortbread crust, a silky smooth lemony filling and a mound of buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crumbs, this sweet confection is about as good as it comes. There’s a scoop of almond flour in the crust/crumb mixture that gives it, what I call, that really “fine” European flavor.
One last thing. This dessert is amazing on its own. It’s crazy delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but if you want to take it to a beyond delicious status, serve it either on a pool of ourRidiculously Easy Raspberry Coulis要么drizzle it with the bright, fresh-tasting coulis.
As stated above, the Raspberry Coulis is one of our ridiculously easy recipes. It can be used in so many ways and adds a gourmet touch to desserts. Check out how simple it is to make:
I’m pretty sure you’ll want this Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart on your “go-to” recipe list for spring entertaining. After all, spring and lemon seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly or mom and apple pie or milk and cookies… You get the picture, right? This dessert will be so lovely for brunch, lunch or dinner on the porch, patio, deck. I’m dreaming of those days now, how about you?
Café Tips for making this Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart
- In warm weather months, just let it sit out on the counter for a few hours.
- Microwave the butter on low power (10% on my microwave) for 1-2 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave.
- Microwave on high for 10-second increments, turning the butter after each increment. It will take 20-30 seconds to soften a stick of cold butter.
- 使用微波专用bowl, bring a cup of water to a boil. Place the cold butter in the microwave and shut the door. The warm, steaming environment will soften the butter in 10-15 minutes.
- You’ll need to make thelemon curda few hours ahead of making this tart. It should be cooled in the refrigerator for at least an hour before adding it to the tart.
- This recipe calls for almond flour. Almond flour is simply finely ground almonds. Don’t confuse it with almond meal which is also ground almonds, but a coarser grind. It won’t give the same fine crust/crumbs as almond flour. Almond flour can be a bit pricey. I like to purchase it at Trader Joe’s or线上. If you don’t use almond flour frequently, store it in the freezer. It will keep well for many months!
- The crust dough is the same as the crumb topping dough for this Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart. You’ll use half of it for the crust and half for the crumb topping. Don’t worry about being super accurate with this. If you’re going to error on any side, I would error on using more of the dough for the topping.
- 您不会使用此馅饼的所有柠檬凝乳配方。虽然有很多精彩的方法可以使用柠檬酱。只是看看可笑的柠檬酱post for some ideas.Cooking Light有一些其他伟大的想法这个帖子.
- When pressing the dough into the pan, I like to have a small bowl of flour nearby. I dip my fingers into the flour from time to time to prevent the dough from being sticky.
- 这个柠檬腐烂的脆饼馅饼呼叫一个9-inch tart pan. You could also use a 9-inch cake pan, although it won’t be quite as pretty a presentation. If using a cake pan, spray it well with baking spray and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. I love these预切割羊皮纸圈. A package will last forever and really speeds things up when baking cakes or tarts like this lemon curd tart.
- Be sure to use a sheet pan under the tart when baking as instructed in the recipe. This is a buttery crust and there can be a little leakage from the tart pan.
- I love to serve this tart warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and a drizzle of Raspberry Coulis.
- This dessert can be made 8-12 hours in advance. It can also be made and frozen after cooling. To serve after freezing, allow it to thaw, then warm for 10-12 minutes in a 300˚ oven.
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- 8ouncesvery soft butter
- 1cupgranulated sugar
- 1茶匙pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¾杯all-purpose flour
- ¾cupalmond flour
- 1 ¼杯可笑的柠檬酱
In a medium-size bowl, whisk the soft butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar, vanilla and salt and whisk again until well combined. Add the all-purpose and almond flours and stir with a fork until the flour is incorporated and large crumbs start to form.
Spray a 9-inch tart pan (or a 9-inch cake pan) with baking spray. (if using a cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.) Press approximately one-half of the dough evenly up the sides and covering the bottom of the pan. Place the bowl with the remaining dough into the refrigerator.
Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Place a sheet pan on the rack and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Bake the bottom crust on the sheet pan for 10-14 minutes, until just beginning to firm and turn pale golden brown at the edges.
Remove the sheet pan from the oven and allow the tart to cool for 10 minutes, then spread the lemon curd evenly over the bottom of the crust.
Return the tart (on the sheet pan) to the oven and continue baking until topping is firm, crisp and lightly golden in color, about 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Remove the outer ring from the tart pan and serve. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
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