Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ariels' making ... meyer lemon tart

meyer lemons are one of the most amazing gifts we get living in california. they are incredibly versatile in cooking and baking and so sweet that sometimes i can't help eating them plain. i ate an amazing lemon pie a few months ago at mission pie and wanted to try making my own version of this scrumptious dessert.

for this recipe you'll need:

5 organic meyer lemons
2 cups organic powdered sugar
1 t. organic butter
3 organic eggs, beaten
1 cup organic rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 chopped organic almonds
3 T. organic olive oil
2 T. organic berry jam

first start by zesting your lemons. then slice them very very thinly.

then mix the sugar, zest and sliced lemons and let them sit so that the lemons start to macerate and get all juicy.

now it's time to make the crust. in your pie pan, add the flour, oats, almonds and olive oil ... mix and press it into the bottom of the pan. if it's too dry, add a bit of water, as needed.

then spread the berry jam over the top of the crust ... it'll be a sweet little surprise under the tart lemons.

mix the beaten eggs into the lemon and sugar mix and pour over the crust.

bake at 350* for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden and the eggs are set.

this tart came out great, is so easy and there are still many more lemons on my tree in the backyard. i plan on making several tarts in the next few weeks for all the holiday parties coming up -- yum!

happy baking darlings!



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