Lemon Tart with Graham Cracker Crust

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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

6-8 mins

Free Time

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Buttery graham cracker crust is filled with a bright and sweet lemon curd, all magically made in the microwave. Once cooled, top this zesty lemon tart with whipped cream for an extra something sweet.

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American, Desserts, Graham Crackers, lemon, pie, pies, Shallow Dish, summer dessert Desserts

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The Medium Shallow Dish


For the crust

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (40g) graham cracker crumbs

For the filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut in chunks (½ stick)
  • ½ cup (115ml) lemon juice, from about 2-3 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin powder, unflavored (½ package)
  • cup (75g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Make the crust: Melt the butter in the Shallow Anyday dish. Add the graham cracker crumbs and mix into the melted butter. Form a crust by pressing the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish.
  2. Make the filling: Place butter in the Deep Anyday dish, and cook uncovered for 1-2 minutes in 30-second intervals, or until fully melted.
  3. Add the lemon juice, gelatin, sugar, eggs, yolks, and salt and blend with an immersion blender until well incorporated. (Using an immersion blender or regular electric blender is imperative to the success of the recipe.) 
  4. Cook uncovered at Power Level 5tooltip for 5-6 minutes. The curd will be ready when the mixture coats the back of a spoon. If needed, cook for 30-second intervals until done.
  5. Whisk the curd until it thickens and strain into the prepared crust to remove any potential curdled whites. 
  6. Allow the tart to cool completely in the refrigerator and serve with whipped cream.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Substitute the lemon juice for key lime juice.
  • For a lemon meringue pie, make a meringue and torch the top.
  • Place sliced strawberries onto the crust before pouring the lemon curd for a fruit-studded dessert.

Recipe notes

  • You can make this recipe up to 3 days in advance. Save refrigerated cover in the Anyday dish with the knob down.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.