Araxi Lemon Cream Tart

Goal for tonight, after a great day at work, but a day of rotten but not exactly unexpected news from my former employer: get this blog post written. It’s gonna be short and sweet.

This week’s scheduled recipe for the Rose’s Alpha Bakers project had amusing timing. Last weekend, my husband and I went to Vancouver for a friend’s wedding. On Monday, we took a drive up the sea to sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler, BC, and this recipe comes from the Araxi restaurant in Whistler BC.

Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler Olympic Plaza

This was really quite a simple recipe. Make the crust:

Lemon Zest
Zesting with the Zest N’est
Butter, sugar, lemon zest

Add the flour, then the cream & egg yolk. Ta-da! Dough.

Crust dough
Crust dough

The filling – just mix lemon juice, eggs, and sugar, then whip up some cream, and fold it into the rest. Pour into a pie shell, and stop when you get to the rim, lest you end up with a great story like Marie.

Finished Pie
Finished Pie

Done! This made a great dessert on Saturday, with my parents visiting. Just had another piece tonight, and I think the rest might make it to work tomorrow.

I also made some honey cream caramels this weekend – but I’m thinking I’m not going to post about that. I have a seed of an idea and I need to see if it germinates. And if it does, see if I can take care of it long enough for it to grow roots.


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