Lemon tart with spelt rosemary crust

img_0003For the crust

1 1/3 cup spelt flour
1 tablespoon cane sugar
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
pinch of salt
5 1/3 tbsp (1/3 cup) cold butter, cubed
1-2 tablespoon ice water

For the filling

7 oz (200 gr) – 1 container plain Greek yogurt (I used 2% Fage)
1/2 cup cane sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of 2 lemons)
1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest of 2 lemons)
pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Place the flour, sugar, rosemary, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times. Add the butter and pulse until little pea sized bits start to form. Add ice water, starting with just 1 tablespoon. Pulse a few more times, then check the dough to see if it holds together when pressed between your fingers. If not, add the 2nd tablespoon. The dough may still seem crumbly, but as long as it holds together when pressed it will be perfect.

Dump the dough out into a tart pan with a removable bottom. Starting from the center, work your way out to the sides by pressing the dough firmly into the pan. Make sure you press it up along the sides evenly. Pierce the bottom with a fork a few times and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes before filling.

Meanwhile prepare the filling. Place the yogurt and sugar in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, add the pinch of salt, then add the lemon juice and zest. Whisk until smooth and everything is evenly combined.

Pour the filling into the crust and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set and only slightly jiggles when shaken lightly.

Allow to cool completely then place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Tart can be made the day before and kept covered and chilled in the fridge. Serve with fresh raspberries and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from happyolks.com

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