Lemon Icebox Tart

June 10, 2014

Do you suppose if fifty is the new forty,

And- Orange is the New Black

( I hear this new series based on the novel is intriguing.)

Could Lemon be the new Chocolate?

In a world where renaming and reinventing seem to have become the

new way to go, the sky seems to be pretty much the limit.

So, today on this blog Lemon is the new Chocolate!

My oh my this sweet and sassy little tart is going to bring your taste buds

alive and sing with glee once you take a bite into the buttery 

graham cracker crust and melt in your mouth fresh lemon filling.

So, lets begin and naturally lets use fresh lemons.

I found this picture on Houzz, isn't this just so appealing and 

what a treat to have fresh lemons growing in your own kitchen.

This graham cracker crust recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.

  Ingredients For Graham Cracker Crust

12 graham crackers finely ground, (12 crackers) (1 1/2 cups)

5 tablespoons melted butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/8 tsp salt


1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2- Spray bottom and sides of spring foam pan with Bakers Joy

3- Grind graham crackers, butter, sugar and salt in blender until combined

4- Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom of springform pan.  Bake in oven 12 to 14 

minutes or until golden brown and crust is fragrant.

5- Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack

Ingredients For Icebox Tart 

1, 8 ounce cream cheese softened

1, 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup pasteurized egg product ( I used egg beaters)

1  1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin 

3 tablespoons boiling water

Directions For Icebox Tart

In a large mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese, condensed milk and 

pasteurized egg product.  Blend together on medium speed for about 2 minutes

until creamy and blended.  Add lemon zest and lemon juice and mix another

30 seconds.  

In a separate small bowl combine unflavored gelatin and boiling water.  Beat this

mixture well until gelatin is completely dissolved, around 3 minutes.  Cool completely

then combine with the lemon mixture.  Pour this filling over graham cracker crust in

springform pan and chill overnight.  Garnish with lemon slices or berries then slice 

and serve .

This is truly a no fail dessert and will be perfect to serve for any of 

your Summer celebrations and you might even agree...

Lemon is, or maybe could be the new chocolate!

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  1. This looks wonderful to me. I would take lemons over chocolate!

  2. I love anything lemon and this looks so delicious! It's a must try--thanks for posting!

  3. Jemma. this looks so delicious, and the graham cracker crust really makes it. I love anything with lemon. There is a cupcake shop that I just went to, and they had the most amazing cupcakes. I took three home with me, and one was lemon. I will have to tell Jess about this, as she is the baker of the family.

    I hope you are having a nice June.


  4. It looks so delicious, Joyce. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Honestly Jemma, that sounds deliously decadent! Yum yum yum Susan

  6. Hi Jemma! Your pictures are beautiful and now I am craving something sweet:) This looks perfect for summer and I LOVE lemon! Thanks for sharing the recipe:) xxL

  7. Oh my...this sounds delightfully delicious! I'm going to share your recipe on my blog!! I've gotta make this, I love lemon!

    Jan ♥


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