Let’s kick off the Affordable Yumminess series, the amazing series ever, with this yummmy lemon tarte.
20 (170 grams) butter or digestive cookies
40 grams de beurre
Lemon Curd Ingredients:
200 grams butter
220 grams sugar
Step 1: Make the Crust
1- Melt the butter either in the microwave or in a pan.
2- Place the cookies in a bowl and use the bottom of a cup to crush them. Use your hands to continue breaking the cookies until you get a smooth mixture like sand.
3- Add the melted butter and continue mixing until well incorporated.
(To form the crust, you can use a baking pan or a baking circle without a bottom directly over the serving plate.)
4- Pour the crumb mixture little by little into the circle and use the bottom of a cup to press it out and up. Use your hands for final touches.
5- Clean the plate and chill the crust for 30 minutes while preparing the filling.
Step 2: Make the Lemon Curd
1- Grate the lemons in the small holes of the grater to get the zest. Just grate the surface of the lemon, dont grate the white membrane, it’s bitter. (Roll the lemons to get more juice out of them)
2- Slice the lemons and press them to get fresh lemon juice. filter the lemon juice directly into a saucepan.Add the lemon zest and sugar.
3- Cook on medium heat until the mixture reaches a boiling point.
4- In the meantime, break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them.
5- Add the hot lemon mixture little by little into the eggs while whisking. If you add the hot mixture all at once, you will cook your eggs and you dont want that.
6- Pour back the mixture into the saucepan, reduce the heat to low, add the butter, and cook the mixture for around 10 minutes until it becomes thick. Stir constantly, that’s the secret to get a smooth filling.
7- Once the mixture is thick, filter it through a sieve.
And that’s it, our lemon curd filling is ready!
Step 3: Combine It All
1- Pour the lemon curd filling into the crust and chill the pie for at least 3 hours before serving.
2- Remove the circle very carefully and cut through the tarte. Make sure to clean the knife at every cut.