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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.

Candied Lemon Tart from Bakers Royale 210x260

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.