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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped topping


  • In a large saucepan, combine 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).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in butter and lemon zest. Gently stir in 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 386 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • adamscook
    Jan 12, 2016

    This is the best lemon pie I've ever had. Every time I make everyone asks for the recipie. It is Absolutely delicious!

  • Spiffy64
    Mar 22, 2011

    This pie was absoloutely amazing-simply delicious. I don't care for lemon meringue and was apprehensive to try this but it was so yummy! The best lemon pie I have ever had. The perfect lemon flavor sweet but with the right amount of tartness. I didn't have any lemon peel so I left it out, I did add a drop of lemon extract....The results was so delicious!!!!

  • Sprowl
    Nov 20, 2010

    Love this pie and its perfect for the times people are over who don't care for meringue.

  • marilynkay
    Aug 17, 2010

    Excellent - tangy and creamy. Love it!