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LEMON TART WITH PINE-NUT BRITTLE

“I love a good lemon tart. This one is really easy to make, impressive to serve and tastes delicious, too.”

Serves 10 EASY

GREAT VALUE

 Preparation: 45 minutes, plus 30 minutes’ chilling time Cooking: 1 hour

For the pastry:

flour 250 g
icing sugar 50 g
butter 125 g, cubed
lemon 1, zested
large free-range egg 1
milk 1 T

For the filling:

large free-range eggs 5
caster sugar 150 g
lemons 4–5, juiced and 2 zested
cream 2/3 cup

For the pine-nut brittle:

sugar 200 g
pine nuts 100 g, toasted

Sift the flour and icing sugar into a food processor, then blend in the butter until crumbly in texture. Add the lemon zest, egg and milk and blend until the pastry just comes together. Don’t overwork it. Tip it out onto a floured surface and pat into a circle. Cover with clingwrap and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Roll out the pastry Blind bake the pastry for 15 minutes, then remove the baking paper and beans and bake for a further 10–15 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside. To make the filling, whisk the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and zest until well combined. Whisk in the cream until the mixture is smooth. Pour the filling into the tart case and bake at 150°C for 25–30 minutes, or until just set. Allow to cool for a few hours. Just before serving, make the pine-nut brittle. Melt the sugar in a pan over a medium heat. Don’t stir it – rather shake the pan gently until the sugar starts to melt. When it has melted and turned golden brown, pour onto baking paper or a silicone baking mat in a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and allow to cool until set. Crack over the tart or blitz in a food processor to make a pine-nut brittle dust to sprinkle over the tart.

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