I had high hopes for this recipe. It looked pretty until I cut into it, and then it was a big mess. I do a lot of baking and I'm not sure why this turned out the way it did. It was super sticky, the bottom crust stuck to the tart pan and the filling was too gooey. As far as the gooey-ness, maybe it needed longer to set. It also might need an additional egg yolk. As far as the stickiness, I think some of the filling seeped out to the bottom and sides, making it unusually sticky. I also think my lemon slices weren't quite thin enough because they were really chewy, although they were as thin as I could get them. Cutting them with a mandoline would probably be the best thing to do, but I don't have one. I needed more than 12 slices--it was more like 16 if you want it to look like the photo. I got a lot of good compliments from the people who ate it, but I was really disappointed with how it turned out.
Seriously Lemon Tart
jenggeb Posted: 01/02/13
chachtx Posted: 01/11/14
So I loved this tart but it was too overwhelming for the rest of my family (husband, teenager & twin 7yr olds). It's definitely a recipe for someone who loves lemon! Based on other review, I let mine chill over-night and it set perfectly & wasn't an ooey-gooey mess. Next time I make it I will eliminate almost all the lemons slices with the exception of maybe 3-4 to place in center for prettiness. My family hated biting into those & I did use the lowest setting on my mandolin to get paper thin lemon slices. I'll also be sure to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to help cut the tartness. After these adjustments they still don't like the tart it won't get made again.