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Lemon Tart

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword custard, graham cracker, graham cracker crust, how to make graham cracker crust, how to make lemon tart, lemon, lemon tart, sweetened condensed milk
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories 361 kcal



  • cups graham cracker crumbs 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 14-ounces can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup lemon juice
  • 4 eggs yolks 4 large eggs yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon 1 lemon seeded and sliced very thin



  1. Preheat the oven to 375F

  2. In a large bowl add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar and stir to combine. Add the maple syrup and the 5 tablespoons of melted butter and stir to thoroughly combine.

  3. Grease generously a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with a tablespoon of room-temperature butter. Pour the dough into the skillet and lightly press it into shape. Line with aluminum foil and fill with pastry weights or uncooked rice. Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. Allow cooling on a wire rack before filling.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the condensed milk, lemon juice, egg yolks, and vanilla.

  3. Working with the crust in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, pour the filling into the crust. Top with very thin slices of lemon. Arrange them as you wish.

  4. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the liquid has set into a soft custard.

  5. Remove the skillet from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 173mg8%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 529IU11%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.