Lemon Tart with Almond Crust

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Are you ready for warmer weather?

I am so psyched that Spring is here and the weather is slowly starting to cooperate.  We are excited to open up our Maine cottage on May 1st and get ready for summertime fun! 🙂  Right now I am taking two epidemiology courses, working at my private practice, and speaking a ton on digestive health topics…so I am very ready for the beach and some downtime!

With Easter and the warm weather around the corner, I thought a nice lemon tart recipe was in order for this time of year. Are you feeling that too?

This recipe was easy to prepare. I made the almond crust the day ahead to streamline the process a bit. I made the crust with almond meal, butter, sugar, vanilla extract and a little shredded coconut (which is completely optional, if you are not a big coconut fan).  The homemade lemon curd recipe was inspired from one of my favorites, Ina Garten’s recipes, found here.  I reduced the sugar in my recipe as I don’t like my lemon curd over the top sweet.

Some commercial brands of lemon curd are can be used instead….just read ingredients. Some contain food dye–which drives me nuts. Not sure why food dye is needed in lemon curd when it can be a beautiful natural yellow all on its own. 

I made this recipe into one tart….but you can also create smaller tarts for an individual size treat. Almond meal should be limited to a 1/4 cup serving for the low FODMAP elimination diet follower.  As you move through the re-introduction phase you may learn you can tolerate more.

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5 replies on “Lemon Tart with Almond Crust

  • calle

    Yum yum, I am HI so can’t have this delicious looking delight.
    Will have to come up with an alternative for the lemon.
    Have you ever tried any dishes with Stevia?


  • s

    This looks delicious! I’m wondering if using sprouted, roasted, or chopped almonds would change the fodmap content of the almonds… thinking of testing gos with sprouted almonds and using the rest for shortbread crust :).

  • Natasha Mercer

    Hi, I’ve got a question about Almonds. I’ve read that you need to avoid them on a FODMAP-friendly diet but then I’ve also seen a lot of recipes that have included almond meal. I’d love to know more!

    • katescarlata

      Almonds are low FODMAP in a certain portion size. This is true of many foods. FODMAPs are portion driven. 10 almonds, for instance, is a low FODMAP portion. For almond meal, 1/4 cup portion is low FODMAP. Hope that helps!

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