Lemon Creme Brulee Tart

Lemon Creme Brulee Tart Recipe

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Cathy Gillespie


This recipe is in honor of my dear friend Marlyse. She loved lemon bars and creme brulee -- this recipe is a good combination.


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3 Hr 30 Min
45 Min



  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • pinch
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 4 tsp
    whipping cream, chilled
  • 1
    egg white, to blend

  • 3/4 c
    sugar, plus 2 tbs
  • 3/4 c
    whipping cream
  • 4 large
    egg yolks
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, finely grated, packed

How to Make Lemon Creme Brulee Tart


  1. Crust: combine flour, sugar and salt in processor; blend 5 seconds. Blend in butter until course meal forms. Add 4 tsp cream, blend until moist clumps form, adding more cream by teaspoonfuls, if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap and chill at least 2 hours.,
  2. Preheat oven 350. Roll out dough on floured surface to 12" round. Transfer to 9" tart pan with removable bottom. Fold overhang in, pressing to form double thick sides. Bake about 18 minutes, until golden, pressing with back of fork if crust bubbles. Brush inside the crust twice with egg white. Maintain oven temp.
  3. Filling: Whisk 3/4 cup sugar, cream, yolk and eggs in bowl to blend well. Mix in lemon juice & lemon zest. Pour filling into warm crust. Bake until filling is slightly puffed at edges and set in center, about 30 minutes. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat broiler. Place tart on baking sheet. Cover edge of crust with foil. Sprinkle tart with remaining sugar. Broil tart until sugar melts and caramelizes, turning sheet for even browning, about 2 minutes. Transfer tart to rack. Cool until topping is crisp, about 1 hour.
  5. Push tart pan bottom up, remove tart. Place on platter, serve.

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About Lemon Creme Brulee Tart

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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