These easy lemon tarts are made of crispy, buttery pastry and filled with homemade lemon curd. Ideal for snacks, parties and tea time treats

These easy lemon tarts are made of crispy, buttery pastry and filled with homemade lemon curd. Ideal for snacks, parties and tea time treats

Easy Lemon Tarts. These are 'awesome' as Adelenne says!
Here she has made up a simple shortcrust pastry and used lemon curd to bake these delights. They sure are delicious so let's see how Adelenne makes these tarts.
Recipe by Adelenne Lee

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

Approx 20 - 30 minutes

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Yield

12 Tarts

Ingredients

Pie dough

Makes 2 batches, roughly 6 tarts per batch.
2 1/2 cup AP flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp sugar
250 g / 1 cup butter, cold and chopped
1/4-1/2 cup ice water

The filling

Allow 1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Curd per tart.

If you'd like to make your own lemon curd, use our recipe!

Homemade Lemon Curd. A deliciously thick and creamy sweet spread, made from scratch. Great on cake frostings, sweet pies... the uses are endless!

Instructions

First, make the pastry

1. Put flour, salt and sugar in food processor,
Add butter, pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Slowly add 1/4 cup ice water. Pulse till dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed.
Do not overmix to have a flaky crust. You should see some pieces of butter still.
3. Divide dough into two portions, with dough still crumbly, wrap with 2 pieces of cling wrap to form 2 balls.
Wrap tight, refrigerate till firm.

To make the tarts

1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350 F / Gas 4
2. Grease the muffin pan.
3. Roll out the pastry to approx less than 1/4 inch thick, cut discs out to fit the muffin pan. Adelenne used a rice bowl as a cutter, use whatever you have that fits!
4. Place each disc in the muffin holes crimp the edges of the pastry and put about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon curd in each.
5. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden.
6. Allow to cool and sprinkle some powdered sugar over the tops and enjoy!

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Easy Lemon Tarts. A very easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Easy Lemon Tarts

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These easy lemon tarts are made of crispy, buttery pastry and filled with homemade lemon curd. Ideal for snacks, parties and tea time treats

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup AP flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 250g or 1 cup butter, cold and chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup ice water

Instructions

First make the pastry

  1. Put flour, salt and sugar in food processor,
  2. Add butter, pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly add 1/4 cup ice water. Pulse till dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed.
  4. Do not overmix to have a flaky crust. You should see some pieces of butter still.
  5. Divide dough into two portions, with dough still crumbly, wrap with 2 pieces of cling wrap to form 2 balls. Wrap tight, refrigerate till firm.

To make the tarts

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350 F / Gas 4. Grease the muffin pan.
  2. Roll out the pastry to approx less than 1/4 inch thick, cut discs out to fit the muffin pan. Adelenne used a rice bowl as a cutter, use whatever you have that fits!
  3. Place each disc in the muffin holes crimp the edges of the pastry and put about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon curd in each.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  5. Allow to cool and sprinkle some powdered sugar over the tops and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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