You are here: Home » Recipes » French Lemon Tart French Lemon Tart Recipe by Our Cookbook CollectionKitchen Tested Yield 10 servings Tangy, sweet lemon curd with a splash of cream fills this luscious pie. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 -- (9-inch) pie crust1 -- beaten egg2/3 cup fresh lemon juice2/3 cup sugar3 tablespoons heavy cream1 pinch salt5 large eggs -- Sweetened whipped cream Instructions Preheat oven to 400F. Prick the bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork. Line with a double thickness of aluminum foil, covering the edges. Fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake 10 minutes. Lift out foil and beans. Lightly beat an egg in a small bowl. Brush egg all over warm pastry. Bake pastry until firm and dry, about 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. To prepare filling, reduce oven temperature to 375F. Whisk together lemon juice, sugar, cream and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Pour into pie shell. Bake until set, 25 to 28 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool 1 hour. Chill 2 to 3 hours before serving (cover with plastic wrap if storing longer). Serve with sweetened whipped cream. Recipe reprinted with permission from Wini Moranville's The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day (Harvard Common Press, 2011).