The French Table is an Award Winning Restaurant in Limerick providing authentic, fresh French cuisine. They are passionate about using local produce to create dishes that emphasise the excellence of each ingredient. The restaurant has received the Georgina Campbell Award and the Lucinda O’Sullivan Great Places to Eat. Bruff Credit Union have teamed up with The French Table to provide you with a wonderful Summer desert recipe.

CARAMELISED LEMON TART (Tarte au Citron)
For 8 people

SHORTCRUST PASTRY

  • 125g Butter
  • 250g Flour
  • 75g Sugar
  • 50g Water
  • 1 Egg
Put the flour, butter and sugar in a blender and mix for 1 minute.
Add the water and blend until the pastry comes away from the sides of the blender.  Roll the pastry and place in a round baking tin and blind bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.  Lightly brush the base of the tart with a beaten egg and place in the oven once more for 2 minutes.
LEMON FILLING
  • 2 Whole Lemons
  • 125g Butter
  • 150g Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
Grate the lemon zests with a fine grater.  Mix together the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and eggs.  Cook on a low heat until the mixture thickens.  Add the butter.  Pass the mixture immediately through a sieve.
Pour the mix onto the pastry base.
Bake for 25 minutes at 130ºC.
FINISHING TOUCHES
Cut the tart once it has cooled completely.  Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over each slice.  Caramelize with a blowtorch.  Serve with a scoop of raspberry sorbet.
Bon Appétit!
Contact Details for The French Table
1 Steamboat Quay, Limerick
Tel: 061 609274
Opening Hours:
Lunch: Tuesday – Friday, from 12 noon
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday, from 6pm