Lemon and Orange Ricotta Tart

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IMG_1909A Beautiful and sunny day outside. The perfect time for gardening and relaxing with a fresh lemonade, reading a book The Gourmet or titillate my palate with a sweet dessert like a Lemon and Orange Ricotta Tart, my contribution to the party today! A beautiful, delicious Tart for a special Birthday Party.

This is a very special Fiesta Friday  this week, this is  Angie’s Birthday, our grateful hostess. If you have not yet join Fiesta Friday I advise you to come 🙂

Thanks to our co-host Suzanne from apuginthekitchen and Sue from Birgerbird for co-hosting this special Fiesta Friday this week!

I discovered the recipe on the box of my Ricotta cheese pot, this is not the first time that I make this recipe but with the time I made some changes from the original recipe.

Serves: 8/10 Slices

Ingredients: (for the crust/pâte sablée)

  • 300g of wheat flour
  • 125g of soft butter
  • 100g of icing sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 25ml of water


  • In a bowl add the flour, the salt, and the icing sugar, (you can do the same procedure with a food processor).
  • With your fingertips, start to mix the dry ingredients.
  • Add the butter and mix until combined, (the pleasure of baking is when you feel the texture of the ingredients between your fingers).
  • Add the egg and mix until the dough becomes assembled.
  • Slowly add the water and mix until it holds a perfect ball (maybe more or less depending on the flour and the size of the egg).
  • Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes remove the dough from the fridge.
  • Grease a deep pie pan, (my tart pan is 26 cm long and 4cm deep).
  • Roll your dough between two big sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  • With a rolling pin, flatten the dough and make a circle shape, the size of your tart pan.
  • Peel off the parchment paper from one side or your plastic wrap, flip the dough over the tart plate and slowly remove the other parchment paper or your plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.

Ingredients: (for the filling)

  • 500g of ricotta cheese
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 orange

Final Procedure:

  1. In a bowl add the ricotta cheese and the icing sugar.
  2. Mix the 2 ingredients together.
  3. Add the eggs one by one and mix.
  4. Add the zest of 2 lemons and the zest of 1 orange.
  5. Mix with a spatula.
  6. Spread into the bottom of the crust the filling and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven when the crust is golden brown, allow to cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  8. Serve with a tea or a coffee.

This tart is tasty with a cup of tea and flavorsome with lemon and orange zest.

Bon Appétit!

68 Comments Add yours

  1. andy says:

    another fabulous post ❤

    1. Thank you so much, Andy 🙂 Have a wonderful week ❤

  2. This tart is fantastic! Love it!!!!…And the pictures are beautiful Linda! I am hungry now!!! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Serena 🙂 I love this tart too and have a nice week!

  3. Lovely! Have a great day xx

    1. Thank you, Elaine 🙂 Have a great week xx

  4. skd says:

    Simple and delish looking tart. I love the fact that you added wheat flour.makes it a little guilt free 🙂

    1. Thank you for your nice comment, SKD 🙂 Guilt free, it depends how large the slices are 😀 Have a nice week!

      1. skd says:

        Haha 😀 you too

  5. Raphaelle says:

    Oh my Linda! Your tart must be delicious especially with that filling – it looks so creamy!

    1. Merci beaucoup, Rapahaelle 🙂 This tart is very creamy and not heavy at all, really tasty too. Have a great week!

  6. Loretta says:

    Oh yummm, this looks absolutely brilliant!

    1. Thank you so much, Loretta 🙂

  7. sabine says:

    sounds nice & resfreshing, right for a sunny day!

    1. Thank you, Sabine 🙂 This tangy, creamy tarte is perfect for the season, love to eat your tarte too. Have a nice week!

  8. wow, thats looks amazing. For me a perfect idea for an afternoon snack 😀 yuuuumy!

    1. Thank you, Allane 🙂 Oh yes, a delicious yummy snack for (une gourmande comme moi) 😀 Have a superb week!

      1. You’re welcome dear 😀 ohh yess, Im also a gourmande comme toi 😉 Love it!! You too have a great week 😉

  9. Love, love, love this tart! I can imagine its delicate fragrance and wish your beautiful photo would show my slice and cup of tea. N xx

    1. Thank you, Nicole 🙂 I wish I could send you a generous slice of tart; this tart is really tasty you can add more zest if you want for more fragrance. Have a wonderful week xx

  10. oh my, this tart looks amazing!! Put me down for a large slice! x

    1. I can give you 2 large slices, Michelle 😉 The tart is very yummy, always eaten too fast xx

  11. Delicious and refreshing – love the lemon/orange combination. This would not last long in my home Linda 🙂

    1. Thank you, Judi 🙂 The lemon and orange bring a lot of aroma to this tart and the last slice disappeared during the night… Have a nice week!

    1. Thank you so much, Seana 🙂

  12. What a delish tart Linda. My favorite flavors there. Love it.

    1. Thanks, Sonal, this is my favorite flavors too. The texture of the tart is very nice too.

  13. Ginger says:

    This looks amazing, Linda! I love the flavour of ricotta with citrus fruit – there is something very cheering about oranges I think, especially in the darker months.

    1. Thank you very much, Ginger 🙂 If you want to try the recipe, you can add more zest of oranges, the tart is very nice and moist too . Have a nice week!

  14. thats just naughty but nice x

    1. Thank you, Justine 🙂 The tart is delicious xx

  15. My goodness Linda, what a beautiful and delicious tart. Amazing, I love Italian cheesecake, this reminds me of that. Beautiful and a wonderful addition to the party. Thank you for bringing.

    1. Thank you very much, Suzanne 🙂 The tart with Ricotta cheese is very moist and soft. I wanted to prepare the crust with a puff dough but I’m still learning (difficult dough). Thank you for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday!

  16. Beautiful flavours at work here Linda – love it! Gorgeous photos as always! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Margot 🙂 The tart is creamy like a mousse and tasty.

  17. chefjulianna says:

    Your tart is sensational, Linda! 😀

    1. Thank you so so much, Julianna 😉

  18. This looks absolutely amazing AS ALWAYS! It looks so refined too- will definitely give it a try sometime 🙂


    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Sarah 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out, please. Have a nice week!

  19. Sue says:

    This is just beautiful julianna and thank you so much for bringing to this week’s FF! It really looks like it ought to be in a . . . MAGAZINE!!!

    1. Thank you very much, Sue for your nice comment, I really appreciate it 🙂 I just enjoy cooking and thank you for co-hosting this week FF!

  20. Surely considering to try this recipe. And when I am back from India, I got to take some gardening tips from you over a cup of coffee. See you soon, Linda.

    1. Thank you, Tasneem 🙂 I hope you enjoy your trip in India. Of, course it will be a pleasure to share our passion for food over a cup of coffee 😉

  21. Amanda says:

    This looks so good! I’ve been meaning to make lemon & ricotta pancakes, but wouldnt it just be so much better in a tart like this??? Wow. Lovely photos too.

    1. Thank you, Amanda 🙂 I have always Ricotta or Faisselle in my fridge to make easy simple dessert for the family. Don’t laugh, I’m still a novice to make pancakes, I would love to see your recipe. Have a nice week!

  22. platedujour says:

    This tart looks perfect Linda! And I’m sure it’s yummy- the best thing for gourmmands comme moi e toi 😀 xx

    1. Oh oui, Marta 🙂 The tart was soft and creamy like a mousse and so yummy. Have a wonderful week 😉 xx

  23. Afie says:

    This is delicious!

    1. Thank you very much, Afie 🙂

  24. So gorgeous Linda on so many levels! Lemon Tart is one of my favourites too. Love the tablecloth, by the way – very cute!!

    1. Thank you so much, Selma 🙂 This tart is easy to prepare, and the lemon inside this tart brings a nice tangy taste. The tablecloth is a gift from my mother 😉 Have a nice day!

  25. This tart looks absolutely divine. This would look beautiful on my table for the holidays. Thanks for posting the recipe. Wonderful

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 It is my pleasure to share.
      Have a nice day!

  26. thehungrymum says:

    This is pure perfection! I adore ricotta in tarts.

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment 🙂

  27. Karen says:

    The zest of citrus must give this ricotta tart a nice fresh flavor.

  28. Nancy says:

    It appears I’m stilling playing “catch-up” on your posts, Linda…sorry. 🙂
    This tart sounds fabulous! I love the combination of ricotta and citrus in all of it’s forms and this tart looks like a real winner… delicious!

    1. Nancy, this recipe is really delicious. Usually I don’t trust the recipe behind the box but I was so curious to try this one. I was surprised how tasty was this Ricotta tart. Don’t be sorry, I’m flattered 😀

    1. Thank you Dimple 😉

  29. How did I miss this post? I’m thinking a blood orange and a Meyer lemon would be fabulous in this. Thanks

    1. You made ma laugh 🙂 And you’re welcome Tracey!

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