Lemon Cheese Tart

California Milk Advisory Board
  • Yield: servings


1 partially baked 11-inch tart shell
2 1/4cups (1 lb., 2 oz.) Real California cream cheese, softened
1tablespoon lemon zest
3tablespoons lemon juice
1tablespoon vanilla extract
3 grams egg
1cup sugar
1tablespoon salt
Strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, peaches, nectarines or a mixture


  1. Cream cheese and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla until mixture is just smooth. Pour mixture into partially baked tart shell.
  2. Bake at 350F until filling is firm but not brown, about 30 minutes. Cool thoroughly on a rack.
  3. Decoratively arrange fruit on top of tart; brush with glaze. Cut into wedges.
  4. Glaze: Heat 3 tablespoons apricot jam and 1 teaspoon lemon juice over low heat until jam melts. Force through a sieve; cool.
Recipe courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board