Homemade lemon curd and mascarpone cheese, make this tart smooth, creamy and so decadent!
❤️ Why You'll Love This Keto Lemon Tart Recipe
- Decadent dessert with bold lemon flavor
- Easy to make in just a few steps
- Gluten-free and sugar-free
- Made with healthy ingredients
This Keto lemon tart is great for a special occasion or even when you're craving something sweet, but want to stay in Ketosis. You can top the tart with powdered sugar or whipped cream, or nothing at all! Either way, it's just delicious!
Your guests will fall in love with this tart and they'll never know that it's a low carb dessert!
What's in Keto Mascarpone Lemon Tart
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Lemon Mascarpone Tart
To Make the Gluten Free Tart Crust
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare the pie crust dough according to the directions.
Add the pie crust to a 9 inch nonstick tart pan with a removable bottom. Press it out in an even layer, going up the sides of the pan.
Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. If the edges brown too quickly, lightly cover them with aluminum foil.
To Make the Lemon Filing
Add the lemon curd, mascarpone, sweetener and most of the heavy cream in the bowl of a food processor.
Mix until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add the remaining heavy cream.
Pour the filing into the cooled tart crust and chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours or until set.
Top with powdered sugar or whipped cream and sliced lemons.
Are Lemons Keto?
They absolutely are! In fact, lemons are recommended on Keto because of their many health benefits. Where you typically avoid a lot of citrus fruit on Keto, lemons are the exception.
They're low in sugar, a great source of Vitamin C and contain antioxidants that promote healthy digestion and aid in fluid retention. There're many other great health benefits discussed in this article on Healthline.
Tips for the Perfect Keto Lemon Tart
What Sweetener is Best for Sugar Free Tarts
This is a no bake tart, so to keep the filling smooth and creamy, you want to stick to a confectioners sugar substitute. I used a monk fruit/allulose blend has that tastes very much like traditional sugar and doesn't have any cooling effect, but you can use Swerve confectioners will also work.
How to To Keep Your Lemon Tart Filing Smooth
Confectioner sugar substitutes really helps to keep the lemon curd in these tarts smooth. Depending on the power of your microwave, if it cooks too quickly, it can have a slightly grainy texture. But no worries, if this happens, just run through a fine mesh strainer. Problem solved!
How Do I Keep My Gluten Free Crusts from Breaking?
Tart crusts made with almond flour are very tender when they are still warm. In order to keep them from crumbling, allow them to cool in the tart pan for at least 15 minutes before removing them.
Can I Freeze Keto Mascarpone Lemon Tart?
You sure can. This gluten free lemon tart makes for a great make ahead dessert. For best results, place the tart back into the tart pan and wrap the pan and tart in plastic wrap.
To thaw, just place it in the fridge over night, then slice and serve when ready.
What Toppings are Good with Mascarpone Lemon Tart?
This rich and creamy lemon tart is perfect with just a little whipped topping but you can add fresh berries if you prefer. You can even drizzle it with a little sugar-free fruit sauce like these Raspberry, Strawberry or Blueberry sauces.
More Keto Lemon Desserts
- Lemon Thumbprint Cookies
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake
- Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
- Mini Lemon Curd Tarts
- Lemon Bars
- Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
- Lemon Poppy Mini Bundt Cakes
- Lemon Cupcakes
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Keto Lemon Mascarpone Tart
To Make the Tart Crust
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare the pie crust dough according to the directions.
- Add the pie crust to a 9 inch nonstick tart pan with a removable bottom. Press it out in an even layer, going up the sides of the pan.
- Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. If the edges brown too quickly, lightly cover them with aluminum foil.
To Make the Filling
- Add the lemon curd, mascarpone, sweetener and most of the heavy cream in the bowl of a food processor.
- Mix until smooth and creamy. If mixture is too thick, add the remaining heavy cream.
- Pour the filing into the cooled tart crust and chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours or until set. Top with powdered sugar or whipped cream and sliced lemons.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.
Originally published on May 10, 2018, updated on April 15, 2022 with improvements to the recipe, new photos and helpful tips.