Citrus Tart
Citrus Tart

Create a zesty winter treat with this delicious citrus tart

Citrus Tart

Serves 6

 

Ingredients

2-3 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed

rice, lentils or pie weights to bake pastry case

4 large eggs

40g unsalted butter, cubed

2/3 cup cream

2/3 cup lemon juice (approx 2 lemons)

zest of 1 lemon, finely grated

200g caster sugar

100g good-quality dark chocolate, melted

 

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C (regular oven) or 160°C fan forced. Place shelf in lowest position.

Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed flan or pie dish, or six 10cm flan dishes.

Line dish or dishes with pastry and prick base with a fork.

Put a sheet of baking paper into each dish and fill with rice, lentils or pie weights. (If you use rice or lentils, it can be reused many times but only for this purpose.)

Bake on the bottom shelf for 25 minutes; remove baking paper and weights and return pastry case to oven for a further 10 minutes until pale golden brown. (You may need to reduce cooking time for smaller tarts, depending on your oven.)

After removing pastry from oven, reduce temperature to 160°C for regular ovens, 140°C for fan-forced.

While pastry is baking, place eggs in the top of a double boiler over hot water and whisk to combine. If you don't have a double boiler, use a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water, making sure the base of the bowl is not sitting in the water.

Add butter, cream, lemon juice, zest and sugar to the eggs and cook gently over the simmering water, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon (15-20 minutes).

Brush base of pastry case with melted chocolate and allow to set. Pour filling into pastry case or divide among the six smaller cases.

Bake 15-20 minutes, depending on size, until filling is set but still a bit wobbly.

Cool on a rack and refrigerate.

 

>> To read more lifestyle stories



Changed traffic conditions for Pacific Highway upgrade

Premium Content Changed traffic conditions for Pacific Highway upgrade

Roadworks for the upgraded Pacific Highway will continue this week

U-turn bays closed for finishing work on new Pacific Highway

Premium Content U-turn bays closed for finishing work on new Pacific Highway

Changed traffic conditions will be in place from today between Devils Pulpit and...

8 people facing criminal court today

Premium Content 8 people facing criminal court today

Find out who's appearing in Grafton criminal court today