My friends say I “stress bake”. It is true. I find peace in baking. With trying to juggle my career, working towards obtaining my black belt in lean six sigma, two kids, a hubby, an ever-shedding dog, my blog, and a house, sometimes I just need to go to my happy place. Baking. It also makes my coworkers and neighbors happy because I make so much that I have to give it away. 😂 So much that my coworkers said they were going to start a baking fund for me. Well I hope they come hungry Monday, because when life gives you lemons that are about to go bad and a vanilla bean you find in the pantry that you forgot you bought, you make a lemon & vanilla bean tart. Or in my case three.
The first time I made this lemon tart, I got so many messages asking for the recipe that I decided to share it. I found THIS RECIPE on good ol’ Pinterest. There is no need to recreate the wheel, right?!?
Bonus, it is very easy to follow. But this time around I altered the recipe a little and I love how it turned out! So much that I could not stop licking the spoon. 😂 Look at that lemon vanilla bean goodness!
I used store bought pie dough, that I blind baked, instead of making the crust from scratch. I really want to make this with the crust recipe, but my lazy side kicks in and I always end up going with store bought. 😬
I still used THIS RECIPE (using 3 whole eggs) as the base, but made these alterations:
1. Omitted the heavy cream
2. Used the zest and lemon juice from two lemons instead of three
3. Mixed in one whole organic vanilla bean
I can’t tell you how much I love it with the vanilla bean addition. It is pure bliss.
The recipe takes about 5 minutes to put together and 15 minutes to make the curd. Any dessert is a winner in my book if it only takes 20 minutes to make!
After you pour the curd in the baked shell, put it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours. I let mine chill overnight for extra firmness. Then I topped it with fresh berries and powdered sugar the next day.
Serve immediately or take to your coworkers & neighbors. 😊
Well friends, that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed it. I truly love sharing my baking adventures and DIY’s. I hope you find inspiration in my posts. I pour a lot of love into them.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions if I wasn’t clear on the recipe above. If you decide to make my version, I would love to hear it! Feel free to leave a comment below or come say hi on Instagram! My handle is @acarriedaffairdesigns You can also follow along with me on Pinterest. My username is acarriedaffair
Have a beautiful day. Until next time. Xo
Shop This Post