If you are looking to make the most out of some delicious lemon tart by freezing it, this comprehensive guide has got you covered.
These methods and tips have worked like a charm for me. Let’s get started.
- Lemon Tart
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Cling Wrap
- Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
- Portion It: Once you have made the lemon tart and it has completely set, divide it into smaller portions that you can easily manage to eat in one go.
- Lay Out: Lay the pieces of lemon tart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and make sure that the pieces are not touching each other.
- Flash Freeze: Leave the tray of lemon tart pieces in the freezer for a couple of hours or overnight and let it freeze solid. Keep it covered if there is stuff in the freezer that can give out any odor.
- Wrap It: Wrap the individual tart pieces with some cling wrap to give them added protection.
- Pack and Seal: Transfer the frozen lemon tart into a freezer-safe air-tight container and seal them in.
- Label and Freeze: Add a label on the container with the best before date, and you are all set to freeze the lemon tart.
How Long Can You Freeze Lemon Tart?
You can freeze lemon tart for one to three months. But it is best to eat it up within a month if you want to get the most out of its taste, texture, and quality.
The lemon tart deteriorates in texture the longer it stays in the freezer.
If you wish to make the lemon tart last for longer in the freezer, make sure to cool it down and then wrap it up thoroughly so that it is protected from being exposed to air or freezer burns.
Do not wrap it when it is warm as it can make the lemon tart turn soggy and ruin the dish.
How to Store Frozen Lemon Tart?
You can store frozen lemon tart in any freezer-safe air-tight container. Sturdy containers are better than using Ziploc bags in this case because it helps to avoid the lemon tart from being crushed or damaged by other stuff in the freezer.
Wrapping the lemon tart before you pack it into the freezer-safe container is a great way to store it well for a long while.
It also has the added benefit of making it easy to separate the tart pieces when you are ready to eat them.
How to Defrost Lemon Tart?
The best way to defrost the lemon tart is to do it gradually in the fridge. Take out the portion you need, unwrap it, and then place it on a serving plate and keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight to let it thaw slowly and evenly.
Keep the tart covered if there is stuff in the fridge that gives out any odor.
You could also thaw it on the counter if you are in a hurry, and it should take an hour or two to thaw completely.
But keep in mind that there are chances that the texture might get affected by the sudden temperature change.
Can You Refreeze Lemon Tart?
No, it is best recommended not to refreeze lemon tart. Although you can try it, if the lemon tart was defrosted in the fridge and wasn’t left out for long, the texture and taste of the lemon tart will change, and it most likely won’t taste great.
To avoid having to refreeze or waste the delicious lemon tart, portion the tart into smaller slices that you can easily manage to eat in one sitting.
Then you can take out just the right number of slices and seal the rest back in.
Does Lemon Tart Freeze Well?
Yes, lemon tart freezes well and, if done right, should taste great even after a couple of months. But that being said the freshly made lemon tart is the better option compared to frozen and defrosted version, any day.
As long as you have taken care to wrap it well, portion it, and keep it at a steady cold temperature, the lemon tart should freeze wonderfully.
Care also needs to be taken while defrosting it. Make sure to unwrap it so that the moisture does not get trapped in and make the lemon tart soggy.
No, the lemon tart filling does not freeze all too well. The egg content can make it tricky to freeze and store for the long term. So, it is best to freeze the lemon tart once you have made it rather than freeze the crust and the filling separately.
Yes, you can freeze lemon curd tart, and you could also freeze the lemon curd separately for later use. You can portion and pack them into a freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bags, and you should be good to go for a couple of months or more.
I hope this article helped you save some delicious lemon tart for a little while longer.
If you have any doubts or would like to share some nifty kitchen hacks of your own, it would be lovely to hear from you.
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