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Lemon Tart

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10


This lemon tart is perfectly sweet and lemony, and with its tender and buttery shortbread crust, each bite just melts in your mouth.



  • 1 & 1/4 cups (155g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 cup (114g) unsalted butter, softened


  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • lemon slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9″ tart pan.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tart pan. Evenly press the shortbread crust onto the bottom and 1″ up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt. Then whisk in the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  5. Pour the filling into the hot crust and place back in the oven for another 20-25 minutes or until the filling is set. Let cool completely before serving. 
  6. Optional – beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks. Pipe along the edge of the tart and decorate with a few lemon slices if desired.


Leftovers can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to3 days.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lemon tart recipe, easy lemon tart