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Tart au Citron



12 slice(s)

French Tart Lime filling

  • 115 grams Butter, cut into pieces
  • 180 grams lime juice, freshly squeezed (5 or 6 limes)
  • 150 grams sugar, (I use raw sugar)
  • Zest of 2 limes, optional
  • pinch salt
  • 3 egg yolks, large
  • 3 eggs, large

French Tart Dough

  • 90 grams unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 150 grams plain flour, can use GF plain flour

Recipe's preparation

    Method - filling
  1. Insert butterfly into TM bowl and add all the ingredients. Cook for 8 minutes at 80C on speed 3.

  2. Check to see if mixture coats back of spoon. If not, cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.


  3. Set aside until pie case is cooked.

  4. Method - dough
  5. Preheat the oven to 210C


  6. Place butter, oil, water, sugar and salt in the TM bowl. Cook for 15 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 1.

  7. Add flour and mix for 5 seconds on speed 3.

  8. Scrape down extra flour and mix for additional 2 seconds on speed 3 to make sure it’s mixed.

  9. Transfer dough to 23cm tart tin with a removable bottom. When the pastry has cooled a little, pat it into the tin with the heel of your hand and use your fingers to press it up the sides of the tin. Reserve a small piece of dough for patching.


    Prick the pastry all over with a fork then bake the tart shell in the oven for 15 minutes or until the shell is golden brown.


  10. Remove from oven and if there are any sizeable cracks, fill with the reserved dough.


  11. Let the shell cool before filling.

  12. Converted from a recipe by David Lebovitz


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You can use either plain flour or GF plain flour to make the tart case.

If you want an additional sweet fix, you can prepare meringue (see EDC) using the 3 unused egg whites. Pipe on the tart and cook for 5 - 8 minutes at 200C

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  • Thanks for your recipe we

    Submitted by ALaw on 11. April 2015 - 13:28.

    Thanks for your recipe we went to a  French Food night and liked how this turned out!

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