I would like to thank Katie for making this so that i could have to recipe to make it! Chris was having a hard week at work and so i wanted to make something nice for him to cheer him up and he LOVES lemon anything! So i made this yummy Strawberry Lemon Tart! We just loved it! It's the perfect sweetness without being heavy! We're really looking forward to this summer when i can add some other fresh fruit on it and maybe an apricot glaze!
Strawberry Lemon Tart
Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. butter, room temp 1/4 c. sugar 1 egg 1 pinch salt
1 1/4 c. milk 1 tsp vanilla zest of 1 lemon juice of 1/2 lemon 3 egg yolks 1/4 c. sugar 1/8 c. flour 2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 c. strawberries
Directions: -In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, place butter and beat until softened. -Add sugar and beat on high into butter until light in color and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. -Turn mixer to medium and add egg, beating until just combined. -Add flour and salt and beat until mixture comes together, about 2-3 minutes. Do not overwork. -Remove bowl from mixer, press dough together into ball and pat into flat disk. -Cover disk tightly in plastic wrap and place into fridge for 20 minutes. -Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine milk, vanilla, and lemon zest and place over medium heat. -Meanwhile, in small mixing bowl, combine egg yolk and sugar and mix to combine well. -Add flour and cornstarch and beat into yolk mixture to combine very well. -When milk mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat, add a spoonful into the yolk mixture to temper, then add yolk mixture into milk, whisking constantly to combine. -Place back over heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens well. -Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. -Place into bowl and cover with plastic wrap, placing over the top of the cream to avoid a crust and place into fridge to chill well. -Remove dough from fridge and preheat oven to 400 degrees. -Prepare 9 inch tart pan. -On floured surface, roll out tart dough and then place evenly into tart pan. -Smooth a little bit of flour onto the top of the tart dough, place a piece of tinfoil over and fill with pie weights. -Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until it turns golden brown. -Remove from oven and let cool completely. -Once ready to serve, wash and dry strawberries thoroughly, remove tops and slice each into half. -Remove lemon pastry cream from fridge and spread evenly into bottom of tart shell. -Top pastry cream with strawberry halves and serve.
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