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Bruleed Lemon Tart Recipe

Get this updated lemon tart recipe with a bruleed top and a shortbread crust. Makes a great make-ahead dessert when entertaining.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


For the Shortbread Crust:

For the Lemon Tart:

  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • For the lemon curd:
  • Prepare lemon curd according to recipe instructions and your personal preference.
  • For the shortbread crust:
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Mix together ingredients for the shortbread crust, plus the lemon zest.
  • Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom that has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray or buttered and floured.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • For the tart:
  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Spread lemon curd into the bottom of the baked shortbread crust. Bake 15-20 minutes until the lemon curd has set. Remove from the oven, allow to cool.
  • Carefully remove tart from the tart pan. Cover serving dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until firm, at least one hour to overnight.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle with about 3 tablespoons granulated sugar. Using a kitchen torch, carefully brulee the top of your lemon tart.


Preparation time does not include chilling of lemon curd.