Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart is a perfect dessert for Easter. Somehow, my Easter desserts always seem to feature lemons.

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

Meyer Lemon Season

Although you can find regular lemons (also called Lisbon, or Eureka lemons) year-round in the produce store, Meyer lemons are seasonal, and often hard to find. They show up in produce sections during winter and early spring. For many cooks, it’s an exciting find to get a bag of Meyer lemons.

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

What’s the Difference Between Meyer lemons and regular lemons?

There are differences between the two lemon varieties. First, regular lemons are bright yellow, football-shaped, with thick, textured skin. Meyer lemons are smaller, rounder, deeper yellow to orange, and have a thinner and smooth skin. Second, Regular lemons are more acidic than Meyer lemons, which means Meyer lemons are sweeter. Learn more about Meyer lemons here: The Meyer Lemon; More Than Just a Pretty Face.

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Tart

How to use Meyer Lemons

Although regular lemons are ideal for adding brightness to both sweet and savoury dishes, Meyer lemons are ideal for desserts due to their sweetness. And because they are not as tart as regular lemons, they can be added in small amounts to cocktails, salads, and salsa.

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Meyer Lemon Tart

About this Tart Crust

The crust for this dessert is made with almond flour, olive oil, and honey, so this lemon tart is gluten-free. It’s also very simple to make and awesomely delicious. Almond flour is simply finely ground almonds and you can find it at most grocery stores.

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Lemon Curd Tart

About the Meyer Lemon Curd Filling

This lemon curd is very easy to make. However, it does take a little time at the stove, stirring until the curd thickens. That time is worth it, though, because this curd is so creamy and delicious. It packs a ton of lemony flavour. Using the zest of the Meyer lemon is a must for this recipe.

Want more lemon inspiration? Try Spiced Lemon Roasted ChickpeasLavender Lemonade, or Lemon Pappardelle Asparagus Pasta

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

5 from 14 votes
Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Cook Time
30 mins
chilling time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 30 mins

A delicious gluten free almond tart shell is filled with luscious, creamy Meyer Lemon Curd for a simple, but impressive dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Easter, Gluten Free
Keyword: citrus, meyer lemons
Servings: 10
Calories: 503 kcal
Author: Colleen
Tart Shell
Meyer Lemon Curd Filling
  • 1 cup Meyer lemon juice freshly squeezed (4-6 lemons)
  • 1 tbsp Meyer lemon zest from one lemon
  • 6 eggs large
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 cup butter cold, and cut into 1" cubes
Tart Shell
  1. Preheat oven to 350° Lightly oil a 9-inch tart shell with removable bottom.

  2. In a bowl, combine all of the crust ingredients well to form a crumbly dough.

  3. Press the dough evenly over the bottom and sides of the prepared pan. 

  4. Bake the shell in the center of the oven 10 to 15 minutes until brown. (Crust will be fairly dark brown.

  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely

Meyer Lemon Curd Filling
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, salt, and sugar

  2. Over medium heat, cook, whisking, about 15 minutes, or until temperature reaches 180° and mixture is thickened. 

  3. Pour the hot mixture into the bowl of a food processor or a blender with a lid. 

  4. Process or blend while adding the butter cubes piece by piece, making sure each piece is incorporated before adding the next. 

  5. When all of the butter is incorporated, add the lemon zest.

  6. Pour the lemon curd into the cooled tart shell, using a spatula to smooth it.

  7. Refrigerate the tart overnight, or at least 8 hours.

Recipe Notes

Watch your tart shell carefully once it's been in the oven for 10 minutes. Oven temperatures vary, and the tart shell can easily burn or become too dark.

Use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature of your lemon curd while it cooks.

Nutrition Facts
Meyer Lemon Curd Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 710IU14%
Vitamin C 9.4mg11%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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26 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

  1. Ok, so this is the best thing I’ve seen all day! Love lemon anything and this tart looks nothing less than AMAZING!! Wish I could grab a slice (actually the whole thing) right from my screen!!

    1. Dawn, thanks so much. This really is an amazing tart. I brought it to a gathering, it was a hit, and now I need one to eat by myself, haha.

  2. I love lemon tart and this one looks amazing. Great tips too for making the perfect lemon tart, I don’t think even I could fail making this, thanks for this 🙂

  3. This is a beautiful lemon curd tart! I also think lemon is a great flavour for Easter desserts! I don’t think we have Meyer lemons here in Italy, but we have wonderful sweet lemons from Amalfi and Sorrento! I could make this tart with those!

  4. meyer lemons are one of my favorite things ever! i’m lucky that my boyfriends parents have a tree, so I get tons of them every year. I freezer the juice and the zest to use for months 🙂 perfect for this tart – a lemon tart is one of those just delicious things in the world.

  5. Is there anything more tasty than a lemon tart? Such a classic and the Meyer lemon version is even more delicious! Looks super luscious and perfect for spring!

  6. I have gluten free guests for Easter dinner this weekend so I think I need to add this to the menu! It’s so beautiful and I can only imagine how lovely it tastes! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  7. The lemon curd filling in this tart looks so smooth and creamy. I love meyer lemons in baking, but the window for getting them around here is so small, I usually luck into one bag and that’s it for the season. I’d love to be able to find some so I could make this dessert for Easter!

  8. You had me at lemon….I love lemon anything and Meyer lemons are such a fun twist on a regular lemon recipe. I love their soft aromatics.

  9. I really need to try Meyer lemons! I don’t recall ever seeing them in the grocery store, though. Maybe I need to check a farmers market this spring/summer. This tart looks awesome!

  10. I am so thrilled I found this recipe today. I’ve got 2 bags of Meyer lemons I needed to use. This tasted so delicious! I candied a few lemons and laid a few on top for decoration. Thanks so much for this brilliant recipe I love it .

    1. Bea, I’m just as thrilled that you loved this recipe! The candied lemons sound like a perfect decoration, too. Thanks for sharing!

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