Quick lemon tart recipe

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Inspired by Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, we've found this easy lemon tart recipe - a quick dessert that's ready in just 10 mins and guaranteed to impress!

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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time
Total Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories2385 Kcal119%
Sugar186.3 g207%
Fat121.7 g174%
Saturated Fat66.1 g331%
Salt1.02 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein19.2 g38%
Carbohydrates314.4 g121%
Salt1.02 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This Lemon tart doesn't require lots of baking, it can made super-quickly as an emergency pudding for guests, or for those times you don't want to be in the kitchen any longer!

The recipe for this easy lemon tart uses lemon curd and double cream, and is best served with a dollop of rich cream.

It's sweet and tart enough to just have a tiny slice, which should help with any dieting ambitions!

Please note, the nutritional information provided for this recipe is calculated as a whole recipe and not per portion, jar, or person.


  • 300g (10½ oz) lemon curd
  • 150ml (¼ pint) double cream, whipped
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 20cm (8in) ready-made sweet pastry case



If you fancy making our original lemon tart, using lemon rind, then try our classic recipe (opens in new tab)



  1. Mix together the lemon curd with the cream and the zest of 1 lemon.
  2. Spoon into the pastry case and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Sprinkle with the zest of the second lemon just before serving.
Top Tip for making Quick lemon tart

Use a good organic lemon curd - we like Duchy Originals Organic Traditional Lemon Curd, available from most supermarkets.

Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.