Torta al Limone {Lemon Tart}

A s much as I want the cooler temperatures of fall I’m still not ready to give up the longer hours, the sun and the laid back attitude that summer has. Sadly I know I can’t have it both ways so I’ll just eat tart instead ; ) Specifically lemon t art! Lemon screams summer. It’s yellow, it’s happy, it’s got zing! I could be talking about myself right now {I realize I’m not yellow but my hair is at least that’s what my kids call it}

Because I was craving something sweet and tart and needed it quickly I took a short cut and used a refrigerated crust {gasp, hey I’m not a baker} you could absolutely make your own though. If you’re taking the quick route then you’ll be enjoying this tart in about 35-45 minutes. That will depend on how long you can wait until it’s cooled down enough to eat it without burning your tongue. Yes I burned by tongue. I’m impatient. What can I say.

Why couldn’t I wait? Well besides having a sweet and tart luscious lemon filling it has a whole stick of butter which makes it ultra luxurious.  But no reason to worry this end of the summer lemon tart is completely calorie free *wink wink*


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Torta al Limone {Lemon Tart}
What you’ll need:
1 refrigerated pie crust
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
juice of 1 lemon
zest from 2 lemons
5 tablespoons butter – unsalted, room temperature
powdered sugar – to dust

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray a tart pan with cooking spray. Place pie crust into tart pan, pressing so that it takes the shape of the pan. Set aside.

3. Into a large bowl add: eggs, sugar. Mix until combined. Add: lemon juice, zest and butter. Mix to combine. Pour mixture into tart pan.

4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Place onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Once cooled you can serve at room temperature OR place in refrigerator to chill.

5. Dust with powdered sugar prior to serving.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    deliziosa, bella, profumata!!!

  2. 2

    Lemon tarts are the epitome of summer…so good!

  3. 3

    Thanks for cutting me a slice! you are too sweet :) this look yummy and easy! My two favorite things.

  4. 4

    This looks wonderful and I love the simplicity of it. I need to get a tart pan one of these days. I’m not ready for summer to be over either…I could take some cooler temps, but I am not ready for the pool to close or the flip flops to be replaced by boots.

  5. 5

    MAMA. I just wet my pants.

  6. 6

    You make the yummiest desserts! Traduzione di ‘I love lemon tart’ non trovata

  7. 7

    This looks delicious and gorgeous! Bookmarked!

  8. 8

    Beautiful! Lemon and I kind of have a thing… <3

  9. 9

    Beautifully arranged photo for a great sounding tart. Lemon and chocolate are my favorite dessert flavors.

  10. 10

    this looks great! I’ve never had a lemon tart before, but it sounds like something I would love!!

  11. 12

    Lol over how many times I’ve burned my tongue, too! Sometimes you just HAVE to have a taste.

  12. 13

    This sounds so freaking good! Yum!

  13. 14

    Gorgeous photos and such a pretty tart!

  14. 15

    Beautiful, Paula! My hubby would go nuts for this~

  15. 16

    OH how gorgeous is that… I love the vibrant yellow of this tart!

  16. 17

    This looks so good…and only 7 ingredients that for the most part come from the pantry. (I would for sure be using the store-bought pie shell too).

  17. 18

    This is gorgeous, Paula! Just love it :)

  18. 19

    What a beautiful and simple lemon tart, Paula. This would be the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.

  19. 20

    Looks delicious and simple! We’ll have to try this one soon. Have a great end to your weekend!

  20. 21

    Yum! That looks divine!

  21. 22
    lisa bailey /

    Can I just tell everyone that this tart just gets better as it sits in the fridge. I wish I had made it for company because now I can’t quit eating it. It is incredibly delicious and light and not too sweet. This is one I will make many times.

  22. 23

    Judging by the photo, the lemon tart looks so yummy and well arranged. It will definitely give a heavenly feeling.


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