First, let me start by saying how glad I am to be back to normal and back to blogging again! After a week and a half of being sick, I’m glad to report that I’m healthy again and back to my old self! Of course, now my hubby is sick, wouldn’t you know….but don’t worry, I’m taking good care of him. 🙂

Ok, so, this week’s TWD recipe is Dorie’s Tartest Lemon Tart, chosen by Babette of Babette Feasts. It sure was nice to get back into my kitchen again and bake lots of goodies – I was very busy this weekend, in fact. Besides making this tart, I also got ready for my Mother’s Day brunch by baking next week’s mango bread and defeating my fear of yeast with the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls (all coming soon!). I was actually really excited about this tart because my mother loves lemony desserts but never gets them because my daddy doesn’t like lemon – perfect!- the tart would be part of my mom’s Mother’s Day gift!

The thing that makes this tart extra special (and extra lemony) is the fact that the recipe uses the entire lemon – zest, pulp, juice, everything. You cut the lemon in pieces and throw the whole thing into the blender with some sugar, egg yolks (pictured above- I had frozen them in a heart shaped ice tray) and a few other things, blend it all together and pour it into Dorie’s amazingly delicious tart crust.  A few TWD members had issues with it being too bitter due to the pith of the lemon, however, I heard from my mother and she said she really enjoyed it. She said it was definitely tart, but she loved it. Yay!

If you would like the recipe, visit Babette’s blog and she’ll fix you up! My mom said this is the perfect summer dessert, so everybody get busy and make yourself a lovely, summery lemon tart!



  1. Your tart looks incredible. I really like how the edges "burned" a bit. It gives it such a rustic look.


    Comment by Eliana — May 12, 2009 @ 6:29 AM

  2. So glad you are feeling better! The tart looks incredible! Absolutely gorgeous!


    Comment by Teanna — May 12, 2009 @ 7:16 AM

  3. Oh so pretty. I loved this tart, too. I thought the lemon flavor was such a perfect summer treat!


    Comment by Kara — May 12, 2009 @ 7:22 AM

  4. So glad you’re feeling better – I kept checking to see if you were back. There’s nothing better than a tart tart – I’ll be making this one!


    Comment by June — May 12, 2009 @ 8:11 AM

  5. LOVE the heart yolks, A! Glad your momma liked the pretty tart! 🙂


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — May 12, 2009 @ 9:14 AM

  6. Getting over being sick myself – no good. Your tart looks great, I’m glad your mother liked it.


    Comment by rainbowbrown — May 12, 2009 @ 10:08 AM

  7. I’m so glad that you’re feeling better! The tart looks beautiful and I bet that it was the perfect Mother’s Day present.


    Comment by Jessica — May 12, 2009 @ 10:35 AM

  8. Beautiful! Simply beautiful! …and I’m a total sucker for those heart shaped frozen egg yolks!


    Comment by Vibi — May 12, 2009 @ 11:35 AM

  9. It looks perfect!


    Comment by Sara — May 12, 2009 @ 11:36 AM

  10. Your tart is so pretty! And congrats on getting well – I am also just recovering, and I am loving having energy again!!


    Comment by Charli — May 12, 2009 @ 5:14 PM

  11. Looks wonderful! And I’m so glad to see you are feeling better. Hope your DH is 100% soon, too!


    Comment by pamela — May 12, 2009 @ 6:25 PM

  12. Great job, your tart looks perfect! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better!


    Comment by Tracey — May 12, 2009 @ 7:43 PM

  13. wow, that’s a really pretty tart! and made with heart-shaped yolks–too cute!


    Comment by steph (whisk/spoon) — May 13, 2009 @ 5:09 AM

  14. Looks amazing! Glad it made your mom happy.


    Comment by Jules — May 13, 2009 @ 6:34 AM

  15. Those little frozen hearts are amazing. And your tart looks sooooo delicious.


    Comment by Margaret — May 25, 2009 @ 2:39 PM

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