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Double-Decker Lemon Tart

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“Cooking time does not include 4 hour chilling time.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Unfold and stack piecrusts on a lightly floured surface. Roll into 1 (12-inch) circle. Fit piecrust into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch deep-dish tart or quiche pan (about 1 1/2- to 1 3/4-inches deep). Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork. Freeze 10 minutes.
  2. Line piecrust with parchment paper; fill with pie weights or dried beans.
  3. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper; bake 12 to 15 more minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  4. Pour Tangy Lemon Tart Filling into piecrust; top with Lemon Meringue Pie Filling. Cover with plastic wrap, placing directly on Lemon Meringue Pie Filling. Chill at least 4 hours.
  5. Beat cream and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Dollop on top of tart. Garnish, if desired.
  6. Lemon Meringue Pie Filling:.
  7. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a heavy, nonaluminum, medium saucepan. Whisk together egg yolks, milk, and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk into sugar mixture in pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; stir in butter, lemon rind, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  8. Tangy Lemon Tart Filling:.
  9. Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a heavy, nonaluminum, medium saucepan; gradually whisk in lemon juice, eggs, and butter. Cook mixture, whisking constantly, over medium-low heat 8 to 12 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat, add food coloring, and let stand 10 minutes.

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