Lemon Tart with Fresh Berries

A no-bake lemon tart on a warm summer day is the perfect refreshing dessert. This one is made with cream, lemon and topped with lots of fresh berries. Give it a try!

The back story

How hard is it to make this delicious dessert? Usually it’s not easy as you have to cook eggyoolks with the cream without curdling, then add the lemon juice and hope that it all sets into a beautiful custard. It’s a lot of work and tricky to get it just right. That’s why when one of my twins wanted to make a lemon tart – all I could think of is how hard it is to make?  

But when Rani informed me that this recipe actually doesn’t require eggs, and for that matter you don’t even bake the tart, but instead you just make the lemon cream and cool it in the refrigerator, it really got me interested.


Easy recipe with stupendous results

The only baking involved in this recipe is the crust – but it’s a quick 10 minute bake and let me tell you folks, Oh my goodness! That graham cracker crust with salty pretzels is mouthwatering delicious!  So delicious in fact that I jokingly asked Rani if we could just have the crust as a cookie! But the best part of this recipe is how easy it is to make for something that looks so decadent and tastes so delicious.


About the recipe

In this recipe from HalfBakedHarvest.com all you do is boil heavy whipping cream for 5 minutes, then add the honey, lemon and vanilla and chill it in the graham cracker pretzel base in the refrigerator.  Then decorate with berries and edible flowers for the most gourmet looking restaurant quality dessert!  


It’s the amazing curst and that light lemony cream that make this dessert taste positively gourmet!! The crust – OMG! The crust is so yummy sweet, salty, and buttery that we decided the next time we are going to make extra crust to hold the lemon tart!

I can thank Rani for discovering this amazing recipe and I have to say I will be making this dessert again! But next time I will have fun decorating with berries and edible flowers myself, because Rani didn’t let me do anything with this recipe. I had to stay away the entire time! She can be a grouchy cook sometimes 😣 😀.  But I can’t complain, as the end result was something spectacularly refreshingly sweet summer.🌞🍓🍰🍋

Cook’s Notes

One observation that Rani noted is that the cream sets even better when it has had time to sit overnight in the refrigerator, making it easier to cut and serve. So go ahead and make it the night before your party, one less thing to worry about the day of the event.


For a lemony, light and creamy dessert that will surely wow your family and guests, you have to give this lemon tart a try!  No fuss lemon tart on halfbakedharvest.com


Lemon Tart with Berries and Edible Flowers
from No fuss lemon tart on halfbakedharvest.com



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.



2. To make the crust. In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers and pretzels into semi-fine crumbs. Add the butter and 2 tablespoons honey and pulse until the mixture holds together when pinched and starts to look like dough. Press the dough into an 8 or 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom to form a flat, even crust. Transfer to the oven and bake until toasted, about 8 minutes.


3. Meanwhile, combine the heavy cream, remaining 1/3 cup honey, and lemon zest in a large pot, bigger than you think you’ll need. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, boil 5 minutes and then remove from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Let cool 10 minutes.


4. Carefully pour the lemon cream into the baked crust. Cover and chill 1 hour or until set. Before serving, remove the tart from the pan and top with fresh berries.

Here are a few pictures of Rani making this delectable lemon tart.

Grate lemon zest and squeeze a generous amount of lemon juice. Crush graham crackers and pretzels and mix together with butter.

While the graham cracker crust is baking, boil the cream and add the lemony ingredients. Pour the lemon cream over the graham cracker crust and chill in refrigerator until set.


Once chilled get ready for the fun part! Decorate with berries and edible flowers.

Lemon tart with berries and edible flowers is ready!

When life gives you lemons, make lemon tart 🍋🍋🍰!


7 thoughts on “Lemon Tart with Fresh Berries”

  1. Mouthwatering! Looks very delicious! prefect for the summer temperatures. Will make it soon.


  2. Omg, I absolutely love your recipes! They are always on the brink of my comfort zone (for cooking/baking), foods that i genuinely have always want to make and eat! Thank you for sharing, your tart looks so pretty!

    1. Thank you Cordelia! I am so glad you are enjoying my recipes. I do try very hard to share dishes that are easy to make and delicious. I hope you will give some of these a try and I hope you like them!

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