Lemon tart

The day that starts with a fresh and invigorating breakfast is incomparable, especially when you have a lovely homemade tart on the breakfast table with an aroma and succulence that entices the whole household to eat. How about making a lovely lemon tart, perfect for breakfast, for the kids’ morning snack or even to round off a family dinner? Its intoxicating scent will even attract your neighbours, so much so that you'll have to be careful about opening your doors and windows in case they purloin slices of your gorgeous tart as a prank. To make this tart follow the video and the step-by-step guide, both for the basic shortcrust pastry and this lemon jam tart. Are you ready to delight the gourmets in your house, young and old?


80 minutes Total time
45 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Prepare the sweet shortcrust pastry following our basic recipe. Let it rest in the fridge for half an hour. Take a cake tin of a size that best suits you and roll out the pastry in the bottom to a thickness of a little less than 1cm. With the remaining pastry make some strips that you put around the bottom to make a little edging. Spread the lemon jam over the bottom, and with the remaining pastry make some decorative strips, cut with a pastry cutter, and lay them over the jam. Once decorated, place it in the oven at 180°C for 45 min. Serve at room temperature.

Have you ever inadvertently caramelised the jam when making a tart? To avoid this problem, add a pinch of flour to the jam before spreading it on the pastry dough.
According to legend, the origin of the tart is to be found in a mythological event whereby the siren Parthenope was rejected in love by Ulysses: she was given some ingredients by the people, and then offered them to the gods. The latter made them into a tart which was then given back as a gift to the people who had originally donated the ingredients.

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