Pomegranate Meyer Lemon Tart

Usually when fall and winter roll around I am super bummed out.

Losing all the wonderful spring and summer produce can suck. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.

But this year I was excited to see what fall and winter would have in store.

So far I have had a small love affair with pumpkin and pears. Butternut squash and apples have been frequent visitors as well.

Besides the delicious items mentioned above, Meyer lemons and pomegranates are popular fall fruits.

The first day I saw Meyer lemons at the store I picked up 2 bags. I already knew I wanted to make curd.

I also picked up a few pomegranates when I first saw them. They were bright pink, bruise free, and heavy. A sign of good fruit!

Once I finished with the curd I knew I needed to do something with it.

To balance the brightness of the curd I mixed it with cream cheese, and poured that into a crunchy crust.

Picnik collage3 Pomegranate Meyer Lemon Tart

The pomegranate arils inspiration came from an amazing looking cheesecake I saw on Beth Michelle. They are a must on the tart. The flavorful pop compliments the creamy layer perfectly.

If you want something a bit lighter to go with your pecan pie at Thanksgiving I highly recommend this tart!

Pomegranate Meyer Lemon Tart

Curd Recipe from Food in Jars

Ingredients:

  • I used the crust recipe from the Twix Bars – it’s delicious!
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • generous 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter cut into chunks
  • zest from the Meyer lemons
  • 1 – 8 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Pomegranate arils from 2 pomegranates

To Make the Curd:

  1. In a small pan whisk together the egg yolks and sugar over medium low heat.
  2. Slowly start to whisk in the lemon juice. Switch to stirring with a wooden spoon once the lemon juice is all added.
  3. Continue to stir over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Also make sure that the mixture never boils!
  4. Remove from the heat and drop in the butter chunks, stirring until fully incorporated. Add the zest and stir until well mixed.
  5. Allow to cool completely. Store in the fridge until ready to make the tart.

To Make the Tart:

  1. In your stand mixer, or using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Once completely smooth stir in 1 cup of the meyer lemon curd. Stir the mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour into the pre-baked and cooled crust, top with the pomegranate arils.
  4. Place in the refrigerator overnight, or until set.

single slice Pomegranate Meyer Lemon Tart

 

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Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful…

  2. Beautiful Erin! My mouth is literally watering now….

  3. That tart looks and sounds fantastic. I’m a fan of all things lemon and cheesecake-ish so this is right up my alley. And, I grew up eating pomegranates so there’s a lot of love for those as well. It’s a perfect flavor combination. Many thanks for sharing!

  4. That is a gorgeous tart. I’ve always wanted to make my own curd…maybe one day I will get to it.

  5. Love the combination of this – such a beautiful tart visually, too.

  6. Just stunning and I love these sweet-tart flavors. Adding this to my to-make list.

  7. Yum! This sounds perfect. Love the balance of flavors with tart and sweet. The cream cheese sounds like a great addition. Such a pretty tart!

  8. This looks like such a pretty tart… I just love those bright pops of red from the pomegranate.
    This is definitely my kind of Thanksgiving dessert. I never did understand the point of serving something as heavy as pumpkin pie when everyone is already stuffed up to their eyeballs with turkey and trimmings! Light and refreshing is a much better way to go.

  9. Wow this is beautiful…love this combination of meyer lemon and pomegranate, fantastic!

  10. This tart is so pretty! I love the lemon and pomegranate combo! I think this would be perfect for Thanksgiving as I bet it has delicious and light flavors!

  11. Yum! Looks delicious! I love Meyers :)

  12. This is so beautiful! Lemon tarts are so good to begin with, but the pomegranites are so festive on this like little rubies! I appriciate that the filling contains cream cheese as well for extra deliciousness ;)!

  13. Erin, this tart is GORGEOUS :)

  14. ohhhhhhhh Meyer lemons

  15. The recipe calls for zest but don’t see where you add that in the instructions.

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