This lemon merange tart is a perfect summertime treat perfect for the summertime with summer’s bounty of citrus in store. The addition of the creaminess of mascarpone keeps the flavor of the lemon at the forefront of the tart making it extra special.
Merange is an Italian-American fruit, but since it’s not a citrus fruit, this recipe might be the only one to use the word “merange.” It’s the combination of both citrus and melon that gives it its unique flavor. I’ve seen recipes for lemon zest cheesecakes, but they’d be too rich for this tart.
The fruit itself is the star of the show. The tart is moist and light with a sweet custardy center. Its the perfect accompaniment to summertime drinks.
One of the ways to make the tart is to use a mandoline to slice the lemon peels into thin wedges, then gently pound them into the tart. The wedges are about 3/4 of an inch wide and 1/2 inch thick. You can also use a food processor to pulse the lemon peels, but I prefer the puree method.
The tart is also made with lemon zest, but that’s optional. It’s simply a way of adding a little extra sweetness that will not ruin the tart’s quality.
The tarts are made with lemons, so its important to choose the best that you can afford. If you want to make these tarts to impress your guests, you can use a lemon press, or simply keep your zest in a jar. Or you can use a food processor to finely chop up the lemon zest.
Lemon peels can be used fresh or dried, as well as in any other recipe. The latter is the preferred method, because you can use the peels whenever they stop getting used up. It’s also a great way to use up your lemons, because you have the zest to make more of the tarts, and the zest will last a while if you store it in the fridge.
But don’t worry if you don’t plan to use them in your recipe. While lemons are one of the easiest fruit to use in recipes, they do tend to be a little bit more expensive than other fruits. If you’re willing to accept a little less flavor, you can always use fresh lemon zest.
While the zest is always great, it can vary in size. One of my favorite recipes uses lemon zest that you can take out of the fridge and use as an adhesive, but you can also use it in a recipe that doesn’t call for it. I am always adding lemon zest to fruit salads, but I also love using it in recipes that call for lemon juice.
There’s a few types of lemon zest, but the most common varieties are the lemon or lemon-lime. The difference between these is that in a lemon zest, the fruit itself is the zest. In a lemon-lime zest, the fruit is the zest and the lemon itself is the zest. There’s also a variety of zest that is a combination of the two.