Tuesday, April 8, 2008

TWD: Perfect Lemon Tart


So this week for the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart...and it was delish!

I think that this was definitely one of my favorites, though much to my chagrin!  I usually love chocolate desserts but this was light yet decadent, creamy and delicious.  

When I started out prepping the recipe I noticed that my candy thermometer was not where it should be...then I remembered that it broke quite some time ago and I never replaced it...did I stop and buy a new one, no I pressed on, following Dorie's perfect, straight forward and almost tactile directions.  It worked!


With my bowl in the water and lemon zest, juice, and egg in the bowl, I began whisking away, and what a beautiful sight that cream was.  Into the blender the mixture went, butter added, cream superb!

I knew that Alex and I would never eat all of them, nor did we need any more pie dough in the freezer, so I did what most would never...I cut the recipe in half, and then half again!  I used our cute little tart pans and made 2 individual servings and boy were they delicious!


I can't wait for next week...Judy of Judy's Gross Eats, has chosen....MARSHMALLOWS!


30 comments:

CRS said...

Clever idea, and it looks great!

Marie said...

Your tart looks lovely. It turned out perfect! I had a few problems with mine, but at the end of the day I think I sorted it as best I could! It was very tasty regardless!!

LyB said...

So cute! Dorie's directions are so spot on, aren't they? Such a delicious tart, mmmmm!

Mary Ann said...

How cute- I love your little, individual tarts.

Shari said...

I love your cute little tart pans! They look lovely!

The Frosted Bake Shop said...

so cute as individual tarts! its probably the perfect portion for this dessert.

Heather said...

How cute! I love the idea of little tarts! Great job!

Mary said...

i'm glad you enjoyed the challenge and way to be economical by cutting it down to what you needed....the little tarts just look adorable and yummy!

chelley325 said...

I love your individual tarts! I really need to go buy some mini tart pans! Your crust looks perfect and your lemon so creamy!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I've been waffling about buying mini tart pans, and I think you've tipped me. So cute!

Annemarie said...

Novel idea...I need to remember to cut some of these recipes in half! I love the mini tarts!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I tell you, I need to start halving my recipes cause the my pants aren't getting any looser! ;-)
Your tartlettes look yummy, especially with that dollop of creamy goodness on top.

Madam Chow said...

Those are adorable. If I have the time, I think mini tarts are the way to go, given the amount of butter!

Amy said...

Your tarts are so cute. They look so yummy.

Engineer Baker said...

So cute - great job!

Donna said...

They're so cute! Delicious looking too!

Judy said...

Cute little tarts! I halved the filling recipe, but made the full pastry recipe. I'm thinking I'll use the remainder in some mini tart pans I have tucked away.

lemontartlet said...

They look so cute!

amanda. said...

Those are adorable! Great job!

Erin said...

I love your mini tarts! Your crust looks so nice and flakey! It all looks so pretty!

CB said...

Your mini tarts are adorable!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Looks gorgeous! I almost did mini-tarts, too. They look so darling!

Piggy said...

lovely looking tarts! I've halved the recipe but should've just made quarter of it, just like what you did with yours! :-)

Carrie said...

That tart looks perfect! Great job on the cream!

Melissa said...

I did it without a thermometer too and it worked great!

Danielle said...

very sweet, i love the tartletts

Natalie said...

Love your tartlette, good idea!

April said...

very cute mini tarts!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great idea to quarter the recipe! The look adorable!

Jaime said...

those are the cutest little mini tarts!