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    Lemon Tart (Torta di Limone)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    khah's Note:

    The lemon custard is best if made and refrigderated for 24 hours so that the tart lemon flavor can mellow

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 4 egg yolks, room temp
    • 2/3 cup sugar, plus
    • 3 tablespoons sugar (180 g total)
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (35 to 40 g)
    • 3/4 cup pinot grigio wine or 3/4 cup pomino bianco wine or 3/4 cup Chardonnay wine
    • 4 -5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 lemon, zest of, grated
    • 1 egg white, room temp
    • 1/4 cup sugar (50 g)
    • 1 9 inch paritally baked sweet tart crust (recipe 71610)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Whisk the egg yolks, 2/3 c sugar, and the flour until smooth.
    2. 2
      Heat the wine and 3 T sugar in a 2 quart noncorrodible saucepan to a boil; stir in the lemon juice and zest.
    3. 3
      Whisk 3 T of the hot wine mixture, 1 T at a time, into the egg yolk mixture.
    4. 4
      Then gradually stir the egg yolk mixture into the remaining wine mixture with a wooden spoon.
    5. 5
      Heat over low heat, STIRRING CONSTANTLY, until bubbly.
    6. 6
      If the mixture looks lumpy, whisk it vigorously to smooth it.
    7. 7
      Cook unil it is as thick as cooked cereal, about 2 minutes.
    8. 8
      Let cool to room temp and refridgerate.
    9. 9
      Beat the egg white in a mixer bowl until soft peaks are formed.
    10. 10
      Beat, gradually adding 1/4 c sugar, until peaks are stiff and shiny; do not overbeat.
    11. 11
      Spoon the lemon filling into the tart shell and smooth the top.
    12. 12
      Spoon the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe a ring of rosettes around the edge Heat the oven to 350F.
    13. 13
      Bake until the meringue colors slightly, 15 to 20 minutes.
    14. 14
      Cool to room temp on a rack.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Tart (Torta di Limone)

    Serving Size: 1 (72 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 168.3
     
    Calories from Fat 18
    11%
    Total Fat 2.0 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 94.4 mg
    31%
    Sodium 10.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.0 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 27.8 g
    111%
    Protein 2.1 g
    4%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemons, zest of

    sweet tart crust

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