Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart

Flaky, buttery puff pastry is topped with freshly made lemon curd, sweet raspberries, and dusted with confectioner’s sugar and lemon zest.

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Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart

I have a small obsession with lemons. I love it in sweet and savoury dishes. They are sweet, tart, and can be mildly bitter, but brightens every dish it is put into. Raspberries are my favourite berries. They are gorgeous, bite-sized, and sweet. They are both so good for you too; full of vitamin C. I also love buttery, flaky puff pastry. Let’s put it all together. Delicious and easy.

Now onto the recipe.

Eggs, butter, sugar, and lemons, ready to be combined into lemon curd.

Prepare the lemon curd ingredients by measuring out sugar, cutting the butter into cubes, and zesting then juicing lemons.

Freshly grated lemon zest ready to be added to a bowl of lemon curd.

Over low heat, whisk together lemon curd ingredients until thick. Transfer to another bowl, cover, and refrigerate for a hour until the curd is cold. In the meantime, roll out the puff pastry and bake until puffed and golden-brown.

A Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart on a baking sheet.

Top with lemon curd and fresh raspberries. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and lemon zest. Enjoy!

Two pieces of Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart on a plate.
Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart

Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Flaky, buttery puff pastry is topped with freshly made lemon curd, sweet raspberries, and dusted with confectioner’s sugar and lemon zest.

Ingredients

  • 1 store-bought puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons*)
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (2-3 lemons*), plus 1-2 tsp for topping
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp (3 oz.) unsalted butter, cut into little cubes
  • 12 oz. fresh raspberries
  • Confectioner’s sugar, for topping

Instructions

  1. Thaw puff pastry for 1 hour in room temperature, until defrosted, or in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Prepare the Lemon Curd. Heat a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Add lemon juice, zest, sugar, and eggs and whisk together until sugar melts into the mix. Add butter and whisk regularly. The lemon curd should begin to thicken and small bubbles will begin to form on the surface, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat once the lemon curd is thick enough for the whisk to leave marks on the surface.
  3. Transfer the lemon curd into another bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until the lemon curd is cold.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the puff pastry. Roll out the puff pastry to about 10 inches by 14 inches.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, until the pastry is puffed. Decrease temperature to 375 degrees F and continue baking until the pastry is crisp and golden-brown, about 5-7 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes.
  6. Layer the cooled lemon curd onto the top of the tart. Top the tart with raspberries. Dust with a light coating of confectioner’s sugar on top and a small sprinkling of lemon zest. Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • *I used Meyer lemons. They have less tang and are generally sweeter than regular lemons.
  • I used Epicurious' Lemon Curd recipe. This recipe works great! Lemon Curd can be chilled up to a week.
  • If you prefer to have a defined border, cut a shallow line (do not cut through) about 1-2 inches in from the edge of the puff pastry so that the puff pastry will bake with a raised border.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347
Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.
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4 thoughts on “Fresh Raspberry Lemon Curd Tart”

  • Oh yum! This looks absolutely delicious. I just found your blog and can’t believe how great your photos are for just starting out! Simply gorgeous. I can’t wait to follow along and see what you make next. 🙂

    • Thank you for your encouraging words! Your comment has really motivated me to continue to improve my little food blog. 🙂

      Marie

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