Lemon Tart with Fresh Berries

Make this delicious Summer lemon tart with fresh berries that is sure to be a fan favorite!

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Lemon Tart with Fresh Berries
 
Make this delicious Summer lemon tart with fresh berries that is sure to be a fan favorite!
Ingredients
For the Pie Dough:
  • 2½ cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup of cold butter
  • ¼ cup of rendered bacon fat
  • 6 to 8 ounces of cold water
For the Filling:
  • ½ cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 3 ounces of unsalted butter
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • fresh berries
  • ¼ cup apricot jam
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add in flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Slowly cut in the butter using a pastry knife
  3. Once the butter is pea in size slowly drizzle in the cold water
  4. When the ingredients are all combined roll out the dough and form it to a tart shell.
  5. Par bake the tart shell at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes utilizing parchment paper and beans to ensure the dough does not rise.
  6. Next, in a double boiler whisk together eggs, sugar and lemon juice until think and frothy. Takes about 10 minutes.
  7. Once the consistency is there run through fine strainer to rid of any lumps.
  8. Next whisk in butter and zest and let cool until room temperature then pour in to tart shell.
  9. Let completely cool before decorating with berries.
  10. In a skillet heat up apricot jam and brush the berries to make them shine.

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