Meyer Lemon Tart

meyer lemon tart

I don’t know if you remember or were reading the blog then, but I really got excited about Meyer lemons about this time last year.

These special citrus fruits are like a mix of lemon with clementine or orange. They are not as tart, and the flavor is sweet and complex. I’ve even just used these guys sliced up in water for a refreshing treat.

But, this year, I was on a mission to make a Meyer Lemon Tart after picking up a bag of these lovelies from Trader Joe’s.

meyer lemon tart

This was probably also influenced by our recent watching of The Great British Baking Show season 2 on Netflix. We hadn’t seen that season yet, so we had to catch up. I do so love the sweet competition and British sentiments of the show. It’s quite relaxing to watch people bake masterpieces (unless, of course, they go wrong).

Here’s the deal with lemon tarts:

  • They are one of my favorite desserts on planet Earth.
  • If you can nail the crust and the curd, then you’re good to go!
  • They are a multi-step process and a bit of a labor of love.
  • Kerrygold butter will majorly step up your tart game. (I just discovered this!)

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Meyer Lemon Season

meyer lemons

I know that Meyer lemons have been around for a long time, but this year was the first time that I got to try them.

Thanks to Trader Joe’s, I had the chance to pick up a bag of 8 or 10 of these lemon-orange hybrids. (P.S. You’ll need two bags to make┬áthis recipe.)

There are so many fun ways to use these, whether they’re jazzing up a glass or water, in a unique lemonade or candied or preserved.

Whenever I was deciding what to do with my lemons, I knew that it had to be something sweet that I could use in a lot of different ways. Although I love lemon bars, they don’t last too long around friends and family (or husbands- rightly so).

So, I decided on Meyer Lemon Curd.

meyer lemon curd

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