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Meyer Lemon Tart from Roxana’s Home Baking

Just look at this gorgeous Meyer Lemon Tart from my sweet friend Roxana Yawgel.

I’ve got one more guest blogger to introduce to you while my kitchen makeover is wrapping up.

Roxana, of Roxana’s Home Baking, is a phenomenal baker and self-proclaimed Pinterest Addict. She is also a proud Romanian immigrant and pours a lot of wonderful heritage into her dishes. On her site you will find all sort of tantalizing treats, including many that are gluten free and vegan.

Thanks so much for being here today Roxana!

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Hello lovely readers of “A Spicy Perspective”! I’m Roxana, a self-taught baker, wanna-be photographer and the writer behind Roxana’s Home Baking. I’m honored to be here on Sommer’s beautiful blog sharing not a spicy treat but a creamy, custard-like, citrus tart.

For those of you not familiar with my blog, its main focus is baking everything from scratch. Baking not only brings me joy but completes me as well. Baking from scratch has a reputation of being too complicated and/or time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Home baking may be as simple as a muffin recipe or something more laborious like a yeast bread or a layer cake.  Most of the recipes found on my blog rely on simple techniques everyone can master with a little bit of patience.

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Early in the Spring, it’s the season for Meyer Lemons. These sweet lemons should not be confused with the regular lemons. Meyer lemons are a cross between lemons and mandarins. They are sweeter, have a thin skin and a floral orange touch making them perfect for fruit desserts, such as this tart.

If you do not have Meyer lemons you can use mandarin or other oranges, but I would not recommend using just lemons to make it. Maybe a combo between orange and lemons.

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To make the tart it’s fairly easy.

For the crust all you need to do is pulse the ingredients in the food processor until a they come together forming a dough ball and for the custard filling the eggs are whisked until pale in color. Add the cream and Meyer lemon juice, pour into the crust and bake until set.

Does that sound hard? Most of the time I bake with my 3-year-old baby girl by my side, complicated recipes are not exactly what I’m looking for.

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Thank you Sommer for allowing me to share this tart with your lovely readers. I hope I see you soon on Roxana’s Home Baking.

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Meyer Lemon Tart


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 10 tbsp cold diced butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) powder sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • few drops of iced water

For the Filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar (if you don't have any, place 3/4 cup sugar in a food processor and pulse a few times until it's fine)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp finely grated Meyer lemon zest

For the Topping:

  • 2-3 Meyer lemons
  • 2/3 cup (140 grams) sugar
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. For the Crust: In a food processor place the flour, butter, egg yolks, sugar and salt. Pulse for about 1 minutes until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Slowly, through the feeding tube, add a couple of drops at a time of iced cold water, until the dough comes together in a ball.
  2. Take the dough out of the food processor, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile heat the oven to 400F. When the crust is chilled, roll it out on a slightly floured surface. Carefully, place the rolled crust on the bottom and the sides of an 11 inch tart pan, also known as quiche pan. Trim any excess.
  4. Cover the crust with parchment paper, fill it with baking beans/rice/beads. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Without turning the oven off, remove the parchment paper and baking beans and bake the crust, uncovered for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for at least 30 minutes. (the crust can be made a day ahead)
  5. For The Filling: Reduce the oven temperature to 300F.
  6. In a mixing bowl add the eggs and sugar and whisk for about 5 minutes or until pale in color. Add the heavy cream, Meter lemon juice and grated Meyer lemon zest.
  7. Pour the filling into the cold crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or until just set. Cool completely before removing from the pan.
  8. For the Topping: Thinly slice Meyer lemons. Remove the seeds.
  9. In a small saucepan add the sugar and water and stir to combine. Place over low heat, dip the Meyer lemon slices in and let simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the pulp looks transparent. Take the slices out and arrange them on the tart. Dust with some powder sugar (optional), slice and enjoy!

*adapted from The Essential Baking Cookbook

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!


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58 Responses to “Meyer Lemon Tart from Roxana’s Home Baking”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooksposted April 10, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Wow that is so pretty, vibrant and lovely looking!


  2. Tieghanposted April 10, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Could this be any prettier? Nope, it is beautiful! I am still in aw!


  3. Abby @ The Frosted Veganposted April 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Lovely tart, I love that this has the lemon slices on top!


  4. Leah | So, How's It Taste?posted April 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

    That looks too pretty to eat, but I would gladly take a slice or two!


  5. marlaposted April 10, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Such a beautiful tart & lovely guest post! Great to see you here Roxana!


  6. Mariaposted April 10, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Such a gorgeous tart! Pinned!


  7. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted April 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

    So pretty!! And drool-worthy :D


  8. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted April 10, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Such a lovely, lovely tart – I love the addition of cream in the lemon filling! Thank you Roxana and Sommer!


  9. Jenny Flakeposted April 10, 2013 at 8:01 am

    This is stunning! Love the gorgeous color!


  10. Marian (Sweetopia)posted April 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Just gorgeous, Roxana! I’m so inspired!


  11. Marlyposted April 10, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Hi Roxana! I love the color in these photographs – lovely dessert!


  12. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted April 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Gorgeous tart! I love the lemon slices on top! Pinnng!


  13. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted April 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

    So pretty and so tasty-looking, too! Well done, Roxana!


  14. Erika @Southern Souffleposted April 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

    WOW.. gorgeous tart.. so vibrant in color!


  15. Amandaposted April 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful tart, what a wonderful treat this would make :) Thanks Roxana.


  16. DessertForTwoposted April 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

    So gorgeous and so spring!


  17. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted April 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

    What a perfect tart for spring! And so easy too.


  18. Kateposted April 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

    That might be a recipe I need to tackle this weekend. Thanks for sharing!


  19. Jeanetteposted April 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Roxana is such a talented baker – what a beautiful tart!


  20. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainerposted April 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

    So pretty and lovely! Hi, Roxana! Love this post, Sommer!


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  22. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchenposted April 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Such a beautiful (and no doubt delicious!) tart!!


  23. Angieposted April 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I LOVE Roxanna!!!!!!!!


  24. Paula - bell'alimentoposted April 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

    That looks amazing. Love anything with meyer lemon.


  25. Kristinposted April 10, 2013 at 11:56 am

    What a perfectly beautiful tart! I’ve heard great things about Meyer lemons, but I’ve never had one myself! Sheltered. I know.


  26. Kelly Senyei | Just a Tasteposted April 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous! I absolutely love the drifts of powdered sugar!


  27. Kate@Diethoodposted April 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Oh mah mah mah … ~slurp~ … Beautiful tart, Roxana!!


  28. Rusty Hposted April 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I see a Meyer Lemon Tart in my future. Most likely this weekend. Looks fabulous..!!


  29. JulieDposted April 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Roxana! I love Meyer lemons and your tart is just gorgeous!!


  30. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted April 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    So nice to see Roxana here! That is one gorgeous tart!


  31. Denise@BeBetsyposted April 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Amazing and beautiful post. Found you in a tweet from @SpicyPerspectiv

    So glad we did! Will check back soon. All the best ~ Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy.com


  32. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous and I love a delicious lemon tart! I love that sweet tart acidity to desserts :)


  33. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted April 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Mmmm this looks crazy-good!!


  34. Lora @cakeduchessposted April 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    A beautiful guest post from Roxana. I enjoy her recipes and can’t wait to try this sweet Meyer lemon tart. Hope you both are having a beautiful week! :)


  35. Belinda @zomppaposted April 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    The Meyer lemon is the brightest happiest way to herald spring!


  36. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted April 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Wow! Such a gorgeous tart, Roxana! And, so easy to boot! I’m new to your blog (as you know), Roxana, and just fell in love with it. The stunning photography of your beautiful baked creations is just pure eye candy for this girl. Thanks, Sommer, for hosting Roxana! xo


  37. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted April 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I found Meyer lemons in the big city grocery store this spring, and I am hooked! This tart looks so amazing!


  38. zerrinposted April 10, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    What a vibrant tart! I can’t take my eyes from it, AMAZING! Stunning Pictures! I love Roxana’s blog and her recipes, she always has something to bake, which makes me a regular follower of her blog. And it’s great that she makes the crust herself! I’m always for homemade crusts!


  39. All That's Left Are The Crumbsposted April 11, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I will definitely be on the lookout for some Meyer lemons so that I can make this tart.


  40. Carolynposted April 11, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Yay, I love Roxana! What a wonderful guest post.


  41. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted April 11, 2013 at 6:17 am

    That just screams spring! I like the lemon slices on top!


  42. Roxana | Roxana's Home Bakingposted April 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Hi Sommer,
    Thank you for allowing me to share this recipe on your blog.
    Thank you everyone for the lovely words. You’re so kind <3


  43. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted April 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I grabbed a bag of Meyer lemons on impulse at the grocery store the other day — I think I know what I’m making now!


  44. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted April 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Looks absolutely beautiful. Cheers to Meyer lemons!!


  45. Crystalposted April 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    This tart looks absolutely beautiful! The perfect excuse to dig out my tart pan!


  46. Colette @JFF!posted April 12, 2013 at 12:47 am

    The lemon slices on top make the tart so pretty.


  47. TidyMomposted April 12, 2013 at 5:44 am

    you had me at lemon!!! looks amazing Roxana!!

    Sommer, I can’t wait to see the kitchen!


  48. Sarah @ SimplyScrumptiousBySarahposted April 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a beautiful dessert! :-)


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  50. Anita at Hungry Coupleposted April 12, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Gorgeous and absolutely drool worthy, Roxana!!


  51. Nutmeg Nannyposted April 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    So bright and beautiful! This looks delicious :) I love meyer lemons.


  52. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchenposted April 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Such a pretty pretty tart. Great post, Roxana!


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  56. Khushbooposted July 20, 2014 at 3:03 am


    Sommer, amazing recipes. Pls give an eggless lemon tart recipe. My husband loves lemon tart.


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