I love citrus, especially in the summer. It’s punchy, refreshing and the perfect cap to a dinner party or summer picnic. This citrus curd tart makes guests oooh and ahhh, and lately, it’s become a party trick favorite.
I was inspired by the tarte au citron I ate in Paris on our honeymoon. It had a crunchy buttery crust and a deeply rich citrus curd filling, with a simple lime zest garnish. It was zippy, rich and I’ve since vowed to master the art of the tart.
Because of my Paris experience, I wanted to go very french with the crust–so I experimented with David Lebovitz’ traditional tart dough recipe. Just a warning–it is totally weird. But it’s awesome because it stands up to looser fillings and has never once gotten soggy on me.