Candied Lemon Tarts

If you are a lemon dessert fan, you don’t want to miss out on this easy lemon tart recipe with a shortbread crust. I made this last week for some friends and it was a huge hit, so much so that I’ve been asked to make it again.

Candied Lemon Tart | Bakers Royale

What are friends for, but to eat, laugh and have fun. Okay, so maybe we do a little more eating than we should, and especially lately since I’m pregnant. I swear those around me have gained weight along with me. But you know what that means—we all get to sweat it out together. 

Candied Lemon Tart | Bakers Royale

Yep, in just a few weeks, I’ll be reverting back to moderation and will have to push aside all this excess eating. Totally sucks. Until then, stretch pants rule, second servings are standard and third helpings are always welcomed.

Hit the jump over to Better Homes and Gardens blog Delish Dish for the some timesaving tips to making this recipe.

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this recipe

Candied-Lemon Vanilla Tart

Yield: Serves 6


Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

Short bread crust

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cut into 1-inch slices


  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Oven-Candied lemon slices
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • Ice water


Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degress F.

  1. For the remainder of the recipe instructions, click here for the crust and here for the filling and candied lemons.


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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Love the styling on these Naomi! Can’t believe its almost baby time. I used to joke with a friend how we wanted to be pregnant just to get away with eating more food not so much to have another kid! And yes, stretch pants rule during pregnancy!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJulie @ This Gal Cooks says

    People who love lemon treats – this gal right here! These look so darn good, Naomi! Love the photos too. Pinned! :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAngelyn @ Everyday Desserts says

    those candied lemon slices – I’d definitely want seconds and thirds!! these look delicious!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGraham @ Glazed & Confused says

    Okay, 1) this looks insanely delicious. Like… OMG delicious.
    and 2) These photos! My god, they’re beautiful!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonPhi @ The Sweetphi Blog says

    I’m a HUGE lemon fan…and these….these look amazing! The shortbread crust sounds so yummy

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJessi G says

    So beautiful and mouth watering :)! I’ve been craving lemon-ey things lately. Love your Blog!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonVickie Danley says

    Gorgeous…making these today ! Just wondering about the ingredient list for the candied lemons ? Cheers.