Lemon Tarts

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Lemon Tarts


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 10
  • 32 nos for the lemon curd filling : eggs

  • 1/3 cups lemon juice

  • 3/4 cups sugar

  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

  • 4 tbsp butter

  • 400 gms tart crust ,flour (maida)

  • 30 gms cornflour

  • 250 gms butter (soft)

  • 1 nos egg

  • 2 nos egg yolks

  • 50 gms icing sugar


  • Whisk the eggs, lemon juice and sugar together in a stainless steel saucepan. Now heat this mix in a double boiler while continuously whisking it so that eggs don't curdle.
  • The mixture will eventually thicken like a sauce and sugar will get dissolved. This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and then add the butter and lemon zest, mix it till everything comes together.5. Now cover the layer of the lemon curd with a cling film to avoid forming of the skin. Now let it cool and chill in the fridge. It stays good for 1 week.
  • To make the the crust, whisk the butter and icing sugar .Then add the maida cornflour to the butter mixture and mix.
  • Add the egg and egg yolks to the above and form a dough.
  • Knead till everything is mixed and wrap it with a cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Roll out the dough and cut small tart pieces using a cooking cutter. Chill them for 30-35 minutes and bake them for 2p min, in a preheated oven at 170℃.
  • Now cool them. Pour the lemon curd into a piping bag and pipe them into the tarts. Now decorate with little butter icing or whipped cream or some fruits. I have put a tiny dollop of butter cream and a tiny chocolate chip on top.