Healthy lemon tart. Gluten free desserts
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Gluten Free Healthy Lemon Tart

This lemon tart is made gluten free, dairy free and paleo!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon tart
Servings: 16



  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cold dairy free butter or cold coconut oil for paleo
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Lemon Curd

  • 8 lemons
  • 8 eggs whole
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


  • meringue cookies
  • coconut whipped cream
  • lemon slices


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a rectangle 14.4"x 5.9" (or similar in size) tart pan with non-stick coconut oil spray. Place all the crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly up the sides of the tart pan and the bottom. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake the crust for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While the crust is baking, zest your lemons and then juice them. Whisk together the juice, zest, eggs, egg yolks (TIP: I saved the egg whites to make the meringue cookies for topping the tart), maple syrup and coconut oil into a pot or large sauce pan. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 4-6 minutes stirring frequently. Once the curd has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, poor it through a fine mesh straighner to remove all the chunks and then transfer the smooth curd to the tart and use a spatula to spread it evenly. Cover and chill the tart in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.
    Top with desired toppings!


  • If you don't have a fine mesh straighner, be sure to whisk the curd continously to avoid clumping. Your curd won't be as smooth but it will work.
  • My tart pan is 1.5" deep, if yours is not as deep, consider cutting the curd recipe in half.


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