A Confluent Kitchen First.. Dessert!

It’s not often that I foray into the world of desserts and baked goods.. Hell, it’s the first time I’ve done anything other than cheesecake.. but here we are.

A homemade lemon curd tart with whipped cream topping

A homemade lemon curd tart with whipped cream topping

Confluent Boyfriend made a request for spicy salmon bowls again, so I couldn’t very well blog those again.  Instead, I thought.. why not dessert?

Lemon Curd

3 lemons, zested
3 lemons, juiced
4 eggs
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter, room temp
1 pinch of salt

1)  Combine butter, zest, and sugar in a bowl. Mix until butter is creamed
2) Add juice, salt, and the eggs (one at a time), mixing thoroughly.
3) Heat over medium heat in a sauce pan, stirring constantly to avoid curdling the eggs
4) Once curd thickens, which will take about 10 minutes, then chill.


Lemon Tart

A close up of the tart

Crust Recipe

1 and 1/2 cups AP flour
4 tbsp sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1 pinch salt

1) Combine all ingredients into a bowl until combined
2) Press into a tart pan until the bottom and edges are evenly coated
3) Refrigerate for a half hour
4) Dock the bottom of the tart (stab it with a fork a few times)
5) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown
6) Once cooled, add the curd.. and voila!


About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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7 Responses to A Confluent Kitchen First.. Dessert!

  1. johncpicardi says:

    You make your own cheese? I only make ricotta ….what kind do you make? John

  2. YUM!! I made lemon curd earlier this year and it was delicious. I bet it’s even better in tart form! Here’s the recipe I used: http://thebakingyear.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/lemon-curd/

    • There was a definite disparity in the amount of eggs! I wonder what that does to the consistency? I didn’t have to double boiler mine. Just straight into the pan. Maybe less egg is more forgiving? I will take a crack at yours and see which I prefer!

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