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Lemon Yogurt Fridge tart

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in desserts, rsg

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Lemon is without a doubt my most favorite flavor or ingredient in the kitchen! It is my dirty little cooking secret.

Lemon zest or juice is the first ingredient I would grab to remedy  a bland stew or pasta dish! we so want to over-complicate things, but sometimes a few drops of lemon juice is all it needs to revive a dish!

I am lucky, Both my neighbors on either side of my house has lemon trees and the majority of the lemons are on my side… not theirs! The one tree has the old fashioned  loose rough skin and the other has Mayer lemons! The bonus is that they do not produce lemons at the same time, so for most of the year, I have access to my favorite ingredients!


Another staple that I am seldom without is natural yogurt. I use it so often, especially now that we try to avoid starches and sugars during the week! I use it in desserts, quiches, vegetable recipes and even in pasta dishes! Natural yogurt is so good for you, you can read all about its benefits here!

Here is an easy recipe for you to try and make your own natural yogurt.

Now, it is quite obvious then that I would  love Lemon Meringue, the tarter, the better! I always order it when in a coffee shop, but I am so often disappointed, because it is overly sweet and does not have that feisty lemon kick that I so love! To make lemon meringue is also such a lengthy business and I am sure you can all relate to a food craving……. I want it NOW, not later! I wanted something light, refreshing, tart and delicious, so I invented this Lemon Yogurt Fridge Tart! I think I have found my new favorite and that the faithful Lemon Meringue has been put to rest for at least a while!


Lemon Yogurt Fridge Tart

makes 1 23cm round fridge tart


For the crust

1½ packets Ginger biscuits

100 g butter


Place the biscuits in a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs. Melt the butter in a cup in the microwave and add the the biscuit crumbs. Mix and pour the crumbs out into a non-stick tart dish or loose-bottom pan! Press the crumbs down with the back end of a spoon, also come halfway up the sides of the pan. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 min.

For the tart

1 tin condensed milk

juice of 1½ big lemons

450 g Fairview Full Fat Yogurt

1 packet lemon flavored jelly

200 ml boiling water

250 ml cream – optional

lemon zest for decoration


Pour the boiling water over the jelly powder in a small bowl and allow to cool. Pour the condensed milk into a bowl and add the lemon juice. The milk will thicken, then add the yogurt and mix. Lastly add the jelly and mix. Pour into the crumb base and allow to set for a few hours. If you choose, you can whip the cream with a little sugar and spread it over the tart just before serving.

It is truly delicious!


Tomorrow  morning  just after the 9 o’clock news, we will  be chatting about the benefits of yogurt in your diet and how to make your own!!  All I can say is good things in life take time! I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!

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16 Responses to “Lemon Yogurt Fridge tart”

  1. Elmarie 29 October 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Nina luister gereeld na jou op RSG en die tert lyk verskriklik lekker, gaan dit verseker maak!

  2. james venter 29 October 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    This lemon tart look like the thing i am going to make for my lunch on sunday. It light and tasty for dessert after a heavy sunday lunch.

  3. ANTOINETTE LOUWRENS 30 October 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Ek luister graag na jou op RSG en vind jou resepte baie oulik

  4. Marie 4 November 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    Ek hou van die yogurt,room en gemmerkoekies daarby.. sal dit beslis probeer.

  5. Sarie Kotze 6 November 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    Dit is n heerlike tert my kinders en kleinkinder het dit verober

  6. Johann 25 November 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Het die tert gemaak vir nagereg by ‘n ete met vriende. Was ‘n groot treffer en het net komplimente gekry. Veral heerlik na ‘n ete met sout vleise en groente. Dankier hiervoor.

  7. Karen Veldsman 20 May 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    Any ideas how i could maybe change this to a banting recipe ?? Craving this tart !!! Cannot use condensed milk or ginger biscuits ……. am i asking the impossible ? Thanks Nina xx

    • nerinatimm 25 May 2015 at 8:32 am #

      Karen, I think you can use, coconut, butter and xylitol for the base and in the filling I will use sugar-free jelly maybe!it will have to be trial and error, I’m afraid!

  8. Estelle 20 May 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    Baie dankie vir die resep, nou kan ek ook spog !

  9. Estelle 20 May 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Dankie !

  10. Esme 21 May 2015 at 7:21 am #

    Ek luister gereeld na jou op rsg. Ek hou ook baie daarvan om suurlemoene in kos te gebruik. Jy het nie dalk ‘n maklike resep vir marmelade nie. Lekker dag

    • nerinatimm 25 May 2015 at 8:31 am #

      Baie dankie Esme, ongelukkig kook ek sleg konfyt. Ek is seker Dr. Google sal jou kan help!

  11. Del Nienaber 21 March 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    Die tert was fab. Manlief en skoonma het laat waai. Dankie

  12. del davies 17 July 2018 at 11:43 am #

    sounds great……definitely a good idea for sunday dessert. many thanks indeed.

    • nerinatimm 15 December 2018 at 7:34 am #

      it is indeed, let me know once you’ve made it!


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