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Monday Munchies #23

MrsDrWho's Dad really likes lemon and so at tea tonight there were lemon tarts. I cheated and bought the tart cases, frozen. Too many things are happening and I couldn't guarantee nice home made pastry. This is the easiest recipe and it tastes, and looks, pretty fabulous with minimum effort!!

Sometimes I don't want to make enough lemon filling to feed an army, so this is just enough for four people, I think.

Very Lemony Tartlets makes 12Lemony tartlet

  • 12 small lemon tart cases or your own!!
  • 1 egg
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of cornflour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 40g of melted butter, cooled

Cook the tart cases as per instructions and cool. Set oven to 180*C while you make the filling.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk till combined.

That's it. Make sure there are no lumps of flour.

Fill each tart case almost to the brim and then bake for 10-15 minutes. The filling should be set.

Cool for a few minutes to eat warm with cream and a sifting of icing sugar. Or refrigerate for delayed gratification.



Oh yum!


Yum, indeed. I make my lemon curd from a recipe from an old Mrs Beeton's but as you say, it's enough for an army. Or at lest a couple of weeks for those who love the stuff. This is nice and simple. I just might make some later in the week to take out on Saturday. Later meaning late Friday evening in the hope of there being some left to pack on Saturday!


oh we have heaps of lemons at the moment and i'm nearly on holidays... i can feel some backing coming on


oh how i love me a lemon tart. these do sound very easy!


mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy!!!!

Jennifer Rose

i must make these :D i love lemon tarts :D


Oh they look delicious! I wonder if I could figure out how to make them 'failsafe' - hmmm, I think I'd just have to make the pastry cases from scratch, and use a citric acid / water / sugar solution instead of the lemon juice. It could work!


I'm definitely with MrsDrWho....I just love lemony things too!! These look lovely.

Laurie (Moo!)

They look so good, I'm starting to get hungry! Tom makes the best pie crust. Thanks for the idea and hope you had a wonderful tea.


Oh, I want one! I love lemony treats. I sometimes make lemon squares. When I get through all the cherries, I'll have to use lemons next.


Yummy. Thanks for the recipe. My girls will love them.

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