Lemon tart. How hard is it to make this delicious dessert? Getting the egg yolks to cook 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.
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.
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.🌞🍓🍰🍋
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
- 8 full size graham cracker sheets (about 1 cup once crushed into crumbs)
- 1 cup salted pretzel twists
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons + 1/3 cup honey
- 3 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest + 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups mixed fresh berries No fuss lemon tart on halfbakedharvest.com.
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 🍋🍋🍰!