Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

"Here's a luscious way to end a meal! Smooth and creamy, with a refreshing lemon taste, this tart gets rave reviews. Every time I serve it to someone new, it results in a request for the recipe. -Erlene Cornelius, Spring City, Tennessee"
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20 m servings
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  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. gradually add milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot liquid into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer (mixture will be very thick).
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and lemon peel. Gently stir in the lemon juice. Cover and cool completely. Fold in sour cream. Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Garnish with whipped topping.

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This is my absolute favorite pie. It is the perfect balance of texture and tartness. My favorite sour cream to use is Tillamook. My mom has been making this pie for years and she always gets rav...

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I have to say that, for me at least, this recipe was a nightmare to make. Midway I realized that the directions were completely off. The milk, sugar and cornstarch got VERY thick VERY fast--it...

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I have to say that, for me at least, this recipe was a nightmare to make. Midway I realized that the directions were completely off. The milk, sugar and cornstarch got VERY thick VERY fast--it...

This is my absolute favorite pie. It is the perfect balance of texture and tartness. My favorite sour cream to use is Tillamook. My mom has been making this pie for years and she always gets rav...

First, I have to say that I love to bake, and trying new things is always a good time. That being said, I had never made anything similar to this tart, and had never had to temper eggs, and was ...

This has a really excellent flavor, and even tasted good before folding in the sour cream! I did find it a little awkward stirring in the butter and lemon juice after the mixture had thickened. ...

Overall guests enjoyed the taste and texture of this dish. Some said the level of lemon flavoring was perfect whilst a few said it was too mild. I would definitely make this again.

Yummy. My husband loves lemon merengue, but my merengue never turns out so I was looking for a lemon pie - and this is it - thanks!

wonderful...made this for my father (who loves lemon desserts)...the whole family loved it! only changes were: -used light cream instead of milk -2 Tbsp. lemon peel -macadamia nut/toasted coconu...

Perfect balance of sweet and tart. Bravo.

I followed all directions, with the exception of alittle less lemon rind, about a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon. It was sooo good. I made it about three times so far.

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