With just the right amount of sweetness, these tangy lemon tarts make for a beautiful dessert any time of the year.
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Can you let me know if its possible to replace the corn syrup for another ingredient and obtain the same result for the meringue? I can't find any corn syrup arround.
Otherwise, can you let me know how to replace this topping for a similar one, like creamy?
Corn syrup isn't necessary for this recipe. It just helps to prevent the possible crystallization of the sugar when it boils. Items such as honey or liquid glucose (if you have access to either of these) can be substituted.
Off the top of my head, a light layer of Chantilly Cream, applied just before serving, would be nice. Also, this tart is delicious topped with fresh fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Maybe sprinkle with a light dusting of confectioners sugar too just before serving. Hope this helps!
Even though an Italian meringue is the most stable of all the meringues, for the best results, I would make the meringue the day that you are going to serve the tarts. You will be guaranteed that the meringue will hold its shape. Set a scoop of meringue aside in your refrigerator and see how long it holds its shape for the next time (just so you know). Happy holidays and happy baking! These are yummy!
I was really looking forward to taste this tart and it really really tasted good , but I always want my food to look nice to.
I made the curd and let it cool down for 6 hours then I filled the cold shells and let it cool down again for another 6 hours. I think the curd is supposed to be cold by now , but the moment I cut into the tart the curd started oozing, it's still thick but doesn't hold it's shape. I used the exact measurements you gave in the recipe , I didn't let it evaporate and when I cooked the custard I didn't stop till it started simmering.
The flavor of the meringue with the lemon is amazing though.
Oh one more thing can I make this tart using the tart shell from the banana and brown butter tart recipe I really love that shell.
I could be wrong but, sounds like it turned out how it was supposed to Khaled. This curd is not supposed to be solid or really thick. It doesn't have any cornstarch, so it doesn't have that solid consistency (like some lemon meringue pies do).
As for using the brown butter tart shell...I don't see why that wouldn't work. I say give it a try. Cheers!
Hi Khaled, Dawn is right. This isn't an extremely stiff lemon curd. It is best for individual tarts so the presentation remains pretty. Once someone cuts into their own tart, they won't mind a little ooze. If making a large tart, the curd will slide a bit. Glad you liked the flavors!
I was thinking about baking the tart with the meringue and curd I think this will make the meringue a bit firmer and will let me keep it a bit longer in the fridge. I read a lot of recipes that use this method and I want to give it a shot, I really really liked the curd here so that's why I don't want to try any other curd recipe.
How will this change the taste and texture of my tart ? and how should I do it ? I mean should I bake the shell then make the curd and fill the tart ? or should I let it cool a bit ? or should I just use cold curd ?
There is many recipes out there but I really trust you guys
Usually meringues are torched or broiled onto a set curd rather than baked with it. We don't recommend baking the two together, but feel free to experiment and let us know how it goes. Crunchy meringue on top of this tart doesn't appeal to me - but that's just my opinion.
If you're making many of these for a larger-scale production, for the best results, bake the shells as you need them (the curd will keep in the fridge for quite a few days) and make the meringue as you need it to finish off the tarts. For the best freshness, sometimes these things just need to be done on an as-needed basis. Cheers!
Hi Kimberley ...
I actually did it last Friday , I baked the meringue after baking the shell . I also used the banana tart shell. It was really bad actually. The shell was soft and soaked alot of liquid from the curd. The curd was very very liquid-y and the meringue was a bit grainy .
I think I'll just stick with your recipe ,much much better
I must commend you for trying it out! Through trial and error we always learn and sometimes come up with really great things. Whenever possible, try to experiment with small portions...make one smaller tart and bake it off, rather than making the whole thing and having it all go to waste. You are miles ahead though by going for it and trying. You'll develop many good skills in the kitchen this way. Cheers!