Sweet Meyer lemons are used to make this tart tart. A salty shortbread crust and a touch of honey make it more interesting than your average lemon bar. This would be a beautiful dessert for Easter! Plus: make-ahead for the win.
Did you know that Meyer lemon trees have vicious thorns all over their limbs? VICIOUS. I would know because I was brutally attacked this morning. I woke up to rain (in California! I know! A miracle!) and a pretty firm hankering for something tart, so I pulled my boots and jacket on over my PJs (I don’t stop for trifles like Real Clothes when on a quest for citrus.) I headed over to my neighbor Joan’s tree and helped myself, looking and reaching straight up, getting rain in my eyes and thorn-stabbed all at once. It was quite the morning pick me up, I must say.
Have you guys seen the trailer that’s out for Far From the Madding Crowd? It’s gorgeous. I just watched it like 3 times in a row. I hated that book when I was in high school. I never finished it (I know, I know.) I just hated Bathsheba, and I don’t do well with main characters that I want to punch in the face every other page. (Scarlett O’Hara, anyone?)
Are you a loyal book-finisher? I’m terrible. Once I lose interest, I’m out. There are so many books, who has time to waste on crappy ones? I think I’m going to give Far from the Madding Crowd another shot though.
Have you started thinking about your Easter menu yet? Don’t panic, it’s still a ways off, but might I suggest this Meyer Lemon Tart for dessert? It has a touch of sweet honey to balance the lemon, and a salty crunchy (but not too crunchy) shortbread crust. It’s just perfect. The best part is that you can make it a few days ahead, so there’s no need to worry about prepping dessert after you’ve just served everyone ham and potatoes. Just pull it out of the fridge, give it a quick dusting of powdered sugar, and BOOM everyone is lost in a citrus haze of love.
Source: adapted from Bon Appetit
You might like these other lemon recipes too!
Strawberry Lemon Shortcake: (this would be fun to make for Easter!)
Candied Myer Lemon from She Wears Many Hats
Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake from The Naptime Chef
Meyer Lemon Bars with Poppyseed Crust from Foxes Love Lemons
Lemon Meringue Pie Bars from Crazy for Crust << sooo want to try this one!