Lemon-Buttermilk Tart

Chris likes adding the seeds scraped from a vanilla bean pod to the dough of homemade pastry. To simplify, we call for a prepared crust.

Yield: Makes 1 (9-inch) tart
Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Ground nutmeg


  1. Place piecrust in a 9-inch tart pan according to package directions. Bake at 400° for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until pale yellow. Stir in buttermilk and next 4 ingredients. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool before serving.
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