French Lemon Tart - E.D.SMITH®

French Lemon Tart

A classic, elegant tart dressed simply with our crisp and refreshing lemon pie filling. Serve with fresh fruit for a lovely treat.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 8


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour (plus more for work surface)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) cool unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground almonds
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) water
  • 1 can (540 mL) E.D.SMITH® Lemon Pie Filling


  • Stir the flour with the sugar, ground almonds and salt. Cut in the butter with 2 knives or pastry blender until crumbly. Beat the eggs yolks and water in small bowl. Stir the egg mixture into the dry mixture until it forms a ball. (Do not over work.) Wrap dough tightly and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Roll dough out on a floured surface to line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom. Prick the bottom and sides of the dough with a fork.
  • Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 400°F (200°C) and continue baking until golden. Cool completely. Pour lemon filling into the cooled tart pan. Chill and serve.


  1. Serve with fresh raspberries, strawberries and blackberries.
Type Pies & Tarts
Season/Occasion Holiday, Christmas & New Years - Spring & Easter - Thanksgiving, Autumn & Halloween