Lemon Tart with Macadamia Nut Crust

A gorgeous Lemon Tart with a buttery, rich Macadamia Nut Crust. Decorate the top of this pretty tart with some homemade Whipped Cream. Don’t forget to make your own Lemon Curd!

Lemon Tart with Macadamia Nut Crust: shortbread macadamia nut crust topped with homemade lemon curd and whipped cream #lemontart #dessert www.shugarysweets.com

Lemon Tart with Macadamia Nut Crust: shortbread macadamia nut crust topped with homemade lemon curd and whipped cream #lemontart #dessert www.shugarysweets.com

THISSSSSSSS.

This is what I had in mind when I made homemade lemon curd. The crust is so irresistable. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen this crust. All broken and nibbled on. My first attempt at making the crust I removed it from my tart pan too early. And if fell apart. But it didn’t go to waste. We nibbled on that tart crust all day long. Okay, *I* nibbled on it. It tastes like a delicious macadamia shortbread cookie.

So after making it again, I filled it with my batch of homemade lemon curd. Which if you remember me saying yesterday is so EASY to make! Like, seriously people. I don’t mind if you buy Oreos. Chip’s Ahoy. Cherry Pie Filling. But PLEASE, make your own lemon curd. You can do it in 10 minutes! I wish I had known how easy it was to make. AND oh how delicious it is to eat!

Lemon Tart with Macadamia Nut Crust: shortbread macadamia nut crust topped with homemade lemon curd and whipped cream #lemontart #dessert www.shugarysweets.com

Anyways…back to the tart. I certainly couldn’t serve up this delicious homemade lemon tart with store bought whipped cream, so I made a quick batch of that too!

Of course, like everything I do, I tend to make more than I need of things. This whipped cream made a little bit too much. I could have put flowers all of the tart, but I wanted to showcase the lemon, not the cream. So here’s what I do when I make too much whipped cream. Take your leftover cream and spread it on a baking sheet (with a 1 inch rim). It’s okay if it doesn’t go all the way to the end, just try to keep it about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Then using a small cookie cutter, cut shapes out of your whipped cream and put it into a ziploc bag. Now you have cute little whipped cream shapes to top your next cup of cocoa! (Here’s a picture and recipe of some peppermint whipped cream hearts I made a couple years ago).

So there you have it. Homemade Lemon Curd. Delicious Macadamia Cookie Crust. Whipped Cream. What are you waiting for? Go make this!!

Lemon Tart with Macadamia Nut Crust: shortbread macadamia nut crust topped with homemade lemon curd and whipped cream #lemontart #dessert www.shugarysweets.com

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This tart reminds me of another favorite tart recipe of mine. Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel Tart…no words necessary!

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Lemon Tart with Macadamia Nut Crust

A gorgeous Lemon Tart with a buttery, rich Macadamia Nut Crust. Decorate the top of this pretty tart with some homemade Whipped Cream. Don't forget to make your own Lemon Curd!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup vanilla sugar (or granulated sugar, if desired)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse brown sugar, nuts and granulated sugar until finely crushed. Add flour and salt and pulse to combine. Add butter, one tablespoon at a time. Should form a sticky dough.
  2. Press dough into bottom of a 9inch tart pan. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  3. When cooled, fill tart with lemon curd.
  4. For the whipped cream, beat heave cream with vanilla sugar on high for 2-3 minutes until soft peaks form. Pipe onto tart. ENJOY.

Aimee

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Posted on February 19, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. Actually I love lemon, but as I kid I remember having some lemon bars which were terrible, and then again the first time I met my mother in law she made some boxed lemon bars for dessert, so of course I had to eat one – blech!!! Ever since, I’ve steered clear of lemon desserts. Until now! I’ve got my ingredients ready to go!

  2. macadamia nut crust?! you SLAY me. if i made this, it’d probably be one of the best pies/tarts ever!! omg, this looks and SOUNDS amazing!

  3. Hello, can I use other type of nuts instead macadamia? Its very difficult to find it in Indonesia. Btw, its very very pretty tart and looks taste delicious also. I want to try it. Thanks for the great recipe and idea.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration to make my own lemon curd. I need a good spring dessert for Easter dinner that I’m hosting.

    Any thoughts on whether or not this crust would work with gluten free flour?

  5. LEMON LUSCIOUSNESS….PERFECTED!….

    I absolutely adore this pairing (with macadamias/lemon)…Alas…ONE…I recently had a nut allergy testing and the only one to stay clear of’!…You guessed it…MACADAMIAS!…and TWO…Here in France they are virtually impossible to come by….

    Question…could I possibly use pistachios here without damaging the integrity of your gorgeous offering?….Thanks so much for any insight!

  6. I knew you had something fabulous up your sleeve when I saw the lemon curd recipe yesterday. I am especially in love with this macadamia nut crust Aimee!

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