Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

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
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
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.