Sweet and tart lemon filling all Brûléed on top with a nice sugar crust then, that sweet lemon is surrounded by a simple shortbread crust! And, OMG is this Meyer Lemon Brûlée Tart delicious! We were super impressed by this dessert!
I decided to make this tart with shortbread crust for the lemon dessert challenge I took on with some blogger friends. Check out below to see all the recipes that my friends have come up with!
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You’ll find both savory and sweet recipes in this collection, just make sure to scroll down below the recipe to see all the other great recipes in this collection!
Lemon desserts you’ll love!
I love lemon. And lemon desserts are probably my favorite kind! If you love lemon like I do, you’re sure to want to check out these delicious treats!
Lemon Bars: these are the award winning best, and every time I bring them to a family gathering everyone asks for the recipe!
Lemon Poke Cake: a homemade from scratch moist lemony cake that’s the perfect balance of tart lemon and light sweet cake.
Grandma’s Lemon Custard Pie with Lemon Curd Topping: So good and so unusual, this easy to make pie will soon be your new favorite!
Lemon Souffle Magic Cakes: so much fun in a little cup, these cakes separate out into delicious layers!
This Lemon Tart with Shortbread Crust is a stunningly delicious little dessert.
Sweet, but not too much. Light with citrusy lemon. Buttery shortbread crust.
All topped off with a crispy caramel Brûléed sugar top. Oh, it’s like heaven on a plate!
Great for a special event
This tart would be great for a special meal like Easter or Mother’s Day. And, I’m looking forward in the year quite a bit.
But this would be so awesome for after a big heavy meal like Thanksgiving, since this tart is nice and light in flavor. I think all of my family will love this one!
I suggest lemon extract for this dessert. I love using just a little bit of lemon extract in my lemony desserts. It brightens them ever-so-nicely.
But, if you don’t have any lemon extract, and don’t want to buy any, no worries, the dessert is lovely without the extract. I just think the extract makes it a little more special!
Can I use regular lemons for this?
Yes, you can use regular lemons for this dessert.
Meyer lemons have a more mellow and sweeter flavor than ordinary lemons.
Regular lemons can be used in place of Meyer lemons in this recipe, but keep in mind that they contain less sugar, more acid, and are more sour and thus have the tart will have a stronger, more powerful lemon flavor.
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Check out all the other lovely lemon recipes below from bloggers who took part in our 30 Day Lemon Challenge.
- Buttery Lemon Garlic Rice by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
- Lemon Cardamom Scones by Manila Spoon
- Lemon Garlic Chicken by Savory Experiments
- Creamy Lemon Layered Pie by Who Needs A Cape?
- Lemon Panna Cotta by Culinary Ginger
- Noshing With The Nolands brings us Lemon Pie Bars
- Lemon Pudding Cheesecake by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- No Bake Lemon Cheesecake by Num’s the Word
- Mini Meyer Lemon Loaves by Liv for Cake
- Zingy Lemon Chicken Wings by Lovefoodies
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Meyer Lemon Brûlée Tart with Shortbread Crust Recipe
Meyer Lemon Brûlée Tart with Shortbread Crust
Meyer Lemon Filling
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar divided use
- 1 teaspoon finely grated Meyer lemon zest
- ½ cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract optional
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 whole large egg
- Spray a 9-inch springform pan or tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat, parchment paper, or foil.
- Place all crust ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until dough starts to form clumps, about 30 seconds to a minute. Dough will be quite loose and dry at first, just continue pulsing until clumps form. Gather dough, and place in the springform pan.
- Press the dough with your fingers, evenly to the bottom and about 1 inch up the sides of the springform pan. Lightly prick bottom of the pie shell all over with a fork. Cover pie shell with plastic wrap, and let rest in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Put oven rack in middle position, and preheat oven to 425˚ F. Place pie shell on prepared cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove pie shell and cookie sheet from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300° F.
While pie shell bakes, prepare filling
- Whisk together cream, 2/3 cup sugar, zest, juice, extract, yolks, and whole egg until combined.
- Place tart shell (while still in the pan) and cookie sheet on the oven rack with the rack extended, and carefully pour filling into pie shell, then carefully slide rack into oven. Bake tart at 300° F until custard is set but still wiggles in center when gently shaken, 25 to 35 minutes (tart will continue to cook as it cools on the counter). Remove tart from cookie sheet, and cool in springform pan on a cooling rack 30 minutes, then remove springform ring, and cool tart to room temperature, about 1 ¼ hours.
- Before serving, sprinkle remaining tablespoon of sugar evenly over top of tart. Move blowtorch flame evenly back and forth just above top of tart, avoiding crust, until sugar is caramelized and slightly browned. Store tart in an airtight container in the fridge.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.