I was at my parents house in New Jersey last weekend and had the pleasure of going through some of my mom’s baking equipment. I was inspired by a beautiful, rectangular tart pan that she gave to me to make this tart.
She also shared an old Martha Stewart recipe for making lemon curd. I used that as the basis, added a graham cracker crust, and a blackberry and lime zest topping! My friends who I shared it with can attest to it’s deliciousness.
Without further ado…
Lemon Curd Tart
- 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs a quick blend in a food processor will do the trick!
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 6 egg yolks beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 stick unsalted butter cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 cup blackberries washed and dried
- zest from 1 lime
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
If you don't have a food processor to crush up the graham crackers, you can put them into a large ziplock bag and use either a rolling pin or a meat crusher to break them up. Mix in the melted butter, brown sugar and nutmeg until well combined (Tip: use a rubber spatula).
Press the mixture into your tart pan--you can use your fingers, the back of a spoon or measuring cup to do this. Make sure the crust goes all the way up to the sides of the pan. Bake crust for 8-10 minutes and then let cool for at least 45 minutes while you make the curd.
Strain the egg yolks through a sieve (mesh strainer) if you have one into a medium pot. Add suagar and lemon juice, whisk to combine. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 10-12 minutes or until it begins to thicken and coats the back of the spoon. Remove from the heat and stir for another minute. Add in butter one piece at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Lastly, mix in the lemon zest and let the curd come to room temperature.
Pour the curd into the baked graham cracker crust, carefully wrap with aluminum foil (make sure not touch the top of the curd) and let cool in the fridge for about an hour.
Place blackberries in rows (or however you want to decorate it!) and grate fresh lime zest over top