Lifestyle A Lemon Tart Recipe That Tastes as Good as It Looks By Joanna Bober Joanna Bober Joanna Bober is a New York-based writer and editor who covers an array of topics, from food and travel to fashion, beauty, and health. She was previously the Lifestyle Director for seven years, where she coordinated the management of all aspects of story production. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 13, 2016 @ 01:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy of Maman The perfect white shirt. The world’s best snap-front sweatshirt. The black stovepipe pants that still look chic decades later. These are just a few of the items that the iconic French fashion brand agnès b. easily conjures. Well now, you can add the ultimate lemon tart to that list. In honor of the Fall 2016 runway shows, the Paris designer—and mother of five and grandmother to 17!—has opened her family recipe box to share the secrets to the divine confection that her own mother used to make for her. It’s on the menu through the end of February at Tribeca’s charming Maman bakery and restaurant (a.k.a Francophile heaven), where recipes concocted by the owners’ beloved mothers and grandmothers are the bedrock of the place (and where the wait staff also happens to wear agnès b. T-shirts designed especially for them). “My mother was great at making what we called the ‘Bonne Douce,’ a nickname taken from a Romain Gary book,” explains the designer. “She would cover the crust with beans so that it wouldn’t curl and put in the oven until golden and crunchy. She then added the filling, a mixture of egg yolks, sugar, lemon, and flour. She cooked it 15 minutes and added the beaten egg whites on top. She also added zest to give it acidity and enhance the taste of the lemon. It's a recipe that all the women in my family—my sisters, my daughters, my nieces—pass on.” A Healthy Pancake Recipe That Is as Guilt-Free as It Is Delicious Tarte au citron (Lemon Tart) Ingredients For the dough 1 1/2 cup flour1 pinch of salt1 1/2 sticks of very cold butter1/2 cup lukewarm water How to Make a Classic Margherita Pizza at Home For the filling 3 tbsp melted butter3 tsp flour1 1/4 cup of sugarZest from one lemonJuice from two lemons2 eggs (plus one egg white)1 tbsp powdered sugar Directions For the dough 1. Mix the flour, salt, butter and knead swiftly by hand, add water, and roll into a ball.2. Refrigerate for an hour.3. Roll chilled dough until thin; place in a pie pan.4. Once in the pan, prick holes in the dough with a fork and cover with dried beans to keep from rising.5. Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes at around 400ºF. InStyle Checks Out: Missy Robbins's New Italian Restaurant, Lilia To make the tart 1. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients well, pour over baked pastry, return to the oven for about 10-15 minutes.2. For an extra glossy surface, whisk one egg white with powdered sugar and drizzle over the top of the finished tart.