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No-Bake Galaxy Lemon Tart

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This No-Bake Galaxy Lemon Tart is the perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors. It’s made with a few simple ingredients and it’s literally out of this world!

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Thank you, Sunkist, for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of E.T.!  As a kid born in the 80s, I grew up watching E.T. For those of you wondering…what is E.T.?? Here’s a little background info—E.T, The Extra-Terrestrial, was released in 1982 and takes place in suburban town in California. The story is centered around a gentle alien that becomes stranded on Earth and is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott.

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If you’re a true E.T. fan like myself, you may have noticed a Sunkist orange carton donning their famous lollipop logo, in one of the scenes. This very scene inspired Sunkist to collaborate with the brand and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the iconic film, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and inspire healthy habits for Halloween. 

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To celebrate this momentous occasion, I decided to make this No-Bake Galaxy Lemon Tart, made with Sunkist® lemons. These lemons are available year-round and are California-grown. They have a bright, floral aroma and they also contain an excellent source of vitamin C. 

How to Make a No-Bake Galaxy Lemon Tart

This tart was super easy to make, and I was even able to use a few low-fat, reduced sugar ingredients to make this recipe a little bit healthier than the traditional lemon tart recipe.

To make the crust, start by combining the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. Press the mixture into a tart pan and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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To make the filling, beat together the sweetened condensed milk, low-fat half & half, and the juice and zest of 3 Sunkist lemons. Once the mixture becomes slightly thick, pour into the prepared crust, and spread evenly. Place in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight.

Once the tart has thickened, spread the reduced sugar whipped topping on top. To make the galaxy pattern, add a few drops of blue and purple food coloring on the whipped topping and swirl the colors together with a knife. Continue until the entire tart is covered with this pattern. Add a few silver sprinkles and garnish with lemon slices. 

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This No-Bake Galaxy Lemon Tart will definitely leave your guests amazed and asking for more! Be sure to pick up Sunkist® citrus at your local grocery store. Share your healthy citrus creations on social media by tagging @SunkistCitrus on Instagram and TikTok. Celebrate UPHE & Amblin Entertainment’s ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 40th anniversary. Own it forever on disc & digital!

No-Bake Galaxy Lemon Tart

Servings 10
Author Beautiful Eats & Things

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 & 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

For the filling:

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup low-fat half & half
  • Juice of 3 lemons & zest

For the topping:

  • 1 & ½ cups reduced sugar whipped topping
  • 3 drops purple food coloring
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
  • Optional: silver sprinkles & lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the graham cracker crumbs to a bowl along with the melted butter. Stir to combine and press the crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch tart pan and up the sides of the pan. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl, add in the sweetened condensed milk, half & half, and the juice and zest of 3 lemons. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the mixture on medium-high speed for about 3 more minutes or until the filling becomes slightly thick and glossy.
  • Pour the filling into the prepared crust and refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight.
  • Once the tart has thickened, spread the whipped topping on top. To make the galaxy pattern, add 3 drops of blue food coloring and 3 drops of purple food coloring on the whipped topping and swirl the colors together with a knife. Continue until the entire tart is covered with this pattern. Add a few silver sprinkles and garnish with lemon slices.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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