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Lemon Fridge Tart

A crunchy biscuit crust with a tangy lemon filling makes this lemon tart the perfect summer dessert.


  • 200 g (1 packet) Tennis biscuits, crushed
  • 100 ml melted butter or margarine
  • 3 extra large eggs, separated
  • 125 ml castor sugar
  • 250 ml cream, chilled
  • 1 lemon, grated rind
  • 80 ml fresh lemon juice


  1.  Grease a 30 x 20 cm pie dish with butter.
  2. Mix the biscuit crumbs with the butter or margarine and press into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie dish and chill until needed.
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff and add the castor sugar a spoonful at a time, beating well after each addition until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and shiny.
  4. Beat the egg yolks well and fold into the egg white mixture.
  5. Beat the cream until stiff and fold in together with the lemon rind and juice.
  6. Pour over the crumb crust, cover with cling film or foil and freeze.

One Response to “Lemon Fridge Tart”

  1. Prudence Says:

    this dish will be perfect as a nice dessert after Sunday brunch.