Helpful tips

Why is my lemon tart runny?

Why is my lemon tart runny?

If you’re using this your recipe will need a little more thickening from an extra egg yolk or two as the filling will be more watery. Also try adding more lemon zest and a little less lemon juice if you’re short of eggs – the key is getting the water and fat content in a ratio that will allow the eggs to set it.

How do you fix a runny lemon tart?

Chill the lemon curd tart for several hours before serving or the filling will be too runny. After enough chilling time, the lemon curd will firm up, making it easier to cut through the pie.

What can I do with excess lemons?

A good cook will always have a few lemons on hand….Here are 10 great ways to indulge in the winter lemon abundance.

  1. Get baking. Lemons bring just the right amount of sweetness and tart to baking.
  2. Tart it up.
  3. Hot puddings.
  4. Make marmalade.
  5. Bottle them up.
  6. Curd, and 3 ways to enjoy it.
  7. Cool treats.
  8. Drink it up.

Can you freeze lemon tartlets?

Yes, you can freeze lemon tart. Lemon tart can be frozen for around 3 months. The same freezing method applies whether your tart is homemade or shop-bought. The sooner you freeze your tart after preparing it, the fresher it will be when it comes to enjoying it at a later date.

How do you tell if a tart is done?

Bake it at a low temperature, checking and rotating it halfway through cooking to ensure it cooks evenly, until it’s set but still has a bit of a wobble in the centre. The best way to check this is to nudge the pan gently.

Why has my lemon meringue not set?

If the meringue separates from the pie filling and there is a layer of moisture underneath, it is because the filling was not piping hot when you placed the meringue on top. You should not beat the meringue and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes because it will weep and collapse.

How do you store lemon tartlets?

Let cool on a wire rack until the tart is room temperature, about 1 hour. If not serving right away, chill it for 1 hour and then wrap it in plastic; refrigerate overnight or freeze.

Can you freeze caramel tartlets?

Or you can prepare the crust in steps 2 and 3, allow to cool, and refrigerate for up to 2 days. You can also prepare the salted caramel for the filling up to 1 week in advance. Tart freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature to soften the caramel before serving.