Japanese Baker Creates “Invisible” Pie You Can Easily Make at Home

Clear Lemon Tart Recipe

At first glance, this lemon tart by Japanese twitter user @tomeinohito looks like the beginnings of a delicious dessert with an ordinary pie crust, except it has a dollop of whipped cream that appears to be floating in mid-air. You might be wondering what type of sorcery this is and where the lemon flavor comes in. Take a closer look and you’ll notice the “invisible” filling. The illusionary creation is a fitting choice for this clever baker—her name “tomei no hito” literally translates to “clear person.”

The artisanal baker recently shared photos of her homemade fruit pie online, along with a list of ingredients. The transparent tart filling is made from a mixture of gelatin powder, white wine, sugar, honey, and lemon. It might not look like much (or anything at all) at first, but once the light shines through a slice at an angle, it looks just like glass.

If you’ve been baking a lot since lockdown and you’re looking for a new challenge, why not try making @tomeinohito’s clear lemon tart?

Want to make your own “invisible” pie at home?



The Crust

  • Flour (330 grams/11.6 ounces)
  • Butter (180 grams/6.3 ounces)
  • Powdered sugar (150 grams/5.3 ounces)
  • Beaten egg (60 grams/2.1 ounces)
  • Almond flour (60 grams/2.1 ounces)
  • Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  • Nutmeg (as desired)

Tart Filling

  • Lemon (one)
  • White wine (200 milliliters/6.8 ounces)
  • Granulated sugar (30 grams/1/1 ounces)
  • Gelatin powder (8 grams/0.3 ounces)
  • Honey (as desired)


  • Whipped cream (50 milliliters/1.7 ounces)
  • Granulated sugar (1 tablespoon)


This is no ordinary lemon tart—Japanese Twitter user @tomeinohito has created a tasty filling that looks invisible!

She posted her ingredients list online, inviting her followers to have a go at creating their own. Here's how they turned out.

And this isn’t the only clear confectionery @tomeinohito has created. She’s a master of pretty desserts that look like they’re made of glass.

@tomeinohito: Twitter
h/t: [SoraNews24]

All images via @tomeinohito.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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