Rustic Lemon Coconut Tart

There’s always a lot said about how most cooks who like cooking aren’t the greatest of bakers. Well i am one of those. I don’t really enjoy baking because it takes a lot of time, it’s too precise for my style and there are so many dishes to take care of after!!

Yes i know im lazy.

Its one of those days, it’s a lazy day, so i wont write too much.

The other day though, i was sitting down and it hit me that we don’t see enough pies and tarts anymore; we are a cake and cupcake society now, and i don’t like these rich creamy desserts, ya they’re great to have a slice of from time to time, but i much prefer the tartness of well, tarts, and the textures you can easily find with pies. This is why i made a lemon tart out of pure boredom; so i tried to make it as quick, painless and rustic as possible.

Not caring about presentation or certain baking rules. This is express baking, the result is good, it satisfies and makes you smile. It wont win you any prizes, but it’ll make you sit back after a heavy dinner and make you feel like your 6 yrs old again. Or maybe you are in one of those American movies, in the diner scene, the coffee is old and cold, but the pies and tarts are to die for.

A stress free, fun, lemon coconut tart.

Dough: Mix together 8tbsp butter, 1 1/3 cup flour, 2 2/3 tbsp ice cold water, 2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of brown sugar.  Form a big ball. Put in the fridge for an hour.

Roll it out into a circle and place in your tart mold. Bake for 20 mins at 180c.

Filling: 1 can of condensed milk, 6 egg yolks, 1 can of coconut cream, 1 cup freshly pressed lemon (or coconut juice).

Place the filling in a baked and cooled pie crust, bake for 30mins at 180c. until set. leave out for 2 hours, then place in a fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.

When ready to serve, make some whipped cream and top it with some fresh sweet fruits.


Have a good foodie weekend friends! I have a triathlon this weekend, wish me luck!


    1. Nix June 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Will try this!
      Its “rustic” nga! :) i want to know how it tastes, craving for pie!

      Good luck on your triathlon!

    1. Jen June 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      will give this a try tomorrow! thanks for this Erwan! :)

      1. Erwan June 25, 2012 at 5:22 am

        Thanks for reading

    1. Caroline June 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Love this and the idea behind it…sounds yummy! I used to prefer baking to cooking, but have definitely been cooking much more over the past months. Good luck with your triathlon!

      1. Erwan June 25, 2012 at 5:21 am

        Thanks Caroline! I know just anything that reminds me of my childhood is love in the kitchen

    1. Oliver June 23, 2012 at 2:42 am

      the idea was great, pretty creative.

      1. Erwan June 25, 2012 at 5:20 am

        Thanks bud

    1. krizzia June 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      good luck to your triathlon tomorrow =)

      1. Erwan June 25, 2012 at 5:18 am


    1. trexcy June 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

      yum!! btw, congrats for your tri :) (2nd place!) not bad.

      1. Erwan June 25, 2012 at 5:13 am


    1. Maggie June 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Regarding your laziness: I may not know anything about cooking, but you’re obviously too lazy to punctuate properly or spell check this entry, I see.
      I’m only saying this because you’re a writer and editor of Esquire magazine. You–and the magazine–have writing standards to uphold, I presume.
      On the bright side, this recipe actually looks good.

      1. Erwan June 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

        1: I’m not a writer by profession, I dot it for fun. I’m actually a business manager
        2: this is a food blog
        3: I wake up everyday at 6 am and finish my work day at around 8pm. So I write my entries during lunch time on my phone.
        4: do you just go around criticizing strangers?
        5: go find something else to do with your time. I don’t appreciate ring mocked, especially on something I try to do for other people

        1. Oliver June 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm

          Nice one, Mr. Heussaff. I share the same sentiments. haha

          1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:17 am

            awesome olivier

    1. Michael June 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Ok, that was totally a hater comment, but, gotta say, she’s got a point.

      1.) You are an editor for Esquire Philippines. That immediately makes you a writer who represents a global brand.
      2.) Writing entries for a “food blog” does not give you an excuse to be illiterate. Seriously.
      3. You obviously did not write that entry on a phone. Let’s not kid ourselves. No one codes html on their mobile devices.

      Don’t be so sensitive. Criticism propels us forward, whether we like it or not.

      Move on, and please punctuate properly in future entries.

      And yes, your recipes sound delicious.

      1. Erwan June 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        Thank you for your valuable opinion.

        1. Punctuation and small typos don’t make me illiterate. Choose your words properly. For someone who seems to be such a scholar of the English language I expect more from you.

        2. I do write on my phone. Writing is different from coding. Have you not seen the WordPress app for iPhone? Obviously not. Who are you to tell what I do and don’t do. Don’t base your arguments on assumptions. (I’m answering this comment on that vet app right now FYI)

        3. I have no problem with criticism. But do present it as such. Not as a comment meant to simply be hurtful. There are certain ways to say things and I’m pretty sure that person, or yourself, wouldn’t talk to me so bluntly and disrespectfully in real life. The computer seems to make people forget their manners.

        You seem to be quite level headed, so I’m sure you understand what I’m trying to say.

    1. Lance June 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      This is great! I will try this on my free time. Simplement les ignorer ne vaut pas de votre temps et des explications. More post please!

      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

        thanks lance! oui ils sont tous con haha

    1. itskayemiranda June 27, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Erwan, do you always whip your whipped cream?

      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:21 am

        depends what i want

    1. christina June 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      I’m trying it right now…the pie is in the oven and after that I will do the filling. I hope it will look like yours in the picture and tastes good. I follow your blog a long time…..your videos are really motivating!!!!

      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:51 am

        how did it go then?

    1. Anthony C. Monteiro July 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

      hi. im just wondering, when you baked the dough you didn’t put beans or uncooked rice like the one i see people doing on tv? thanks

      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

        because i dont care about how it looks

    1. Raisa August 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      At one point in my life I despised your attitude on twitter but I came around and checked out your website. I must say I am really impressed with your recipes. You’ve won me over, I’m an avid fan of your cooking now. I am an advocate of a healthy lifestyle too and i thank you for sharing these recipes. It helps… a lot! Looking forward for more!

      1. Erwan August 30, 2012 at 8:23 am

        why what attitude? i only give attitude to people who are mean to me and who beg for attention. People forget that i’m not a celebrity and so i’m not expected to always be on my best behaviour :) thanks for liking the site though!

    1. diana September 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      im making this tomorrow for my product proposal for our practical major exam, wanna try this yummy-o-liciuoooooos looky goody tart !
      not a fan of pie’s and tart, but the RECIPE ! is very unique..

      wish me luck !! :D




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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