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  • Serves 12
  • Makes 15
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients

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As we bid farewell to summerand winter blues make their way towards you, lighten up your day with this easy,tangy lemon tart recipe. Summers might be going away but the lemons aren’t.


Ingredients (serves 12 | makes 15 )

  • 100g or 1/2 cup Butter
  • 100g or 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 150 g or 1 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Lemon Curd Filling
  • 100g (1/2 cup) Sugar
  • 100g (around 6) Egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Yellow colour - as required

Method

  1. Tart Base - Combine butter and sugar until throughly mixed with the help of a hand beater/ whisk. - Slowly add in vanilla and condensed milk while whisking - Once all the ingredients are combined add flour
  2. - Mix in flour with help of a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to come together - Knead it with soft hands to make into a soft ball - Sprinkle your counter with flour for easy dough rolling - Roll the dough into 1/8 of an inch thickness or as desired - With the help of circle cutter,cut the dough into circles Assemble the tart tray with the cut out circles - Bake the tarts for 12-15 minutes at 170C / 370F Or until golden brown
  3. Lemon Curd Filling - add in all ingredients listed above in a non stick pan - On low heat cook the ingredients for 10-12 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken - Stop cooking when the mixture is thick and shiny - Transfer the filling into a bowl and cover it with cling film/plastic wrap - Cool for 2 hours
  4. Assemble - Fill in your cooled tarts with the cooled tangy lemon curd filling - Decorate it as desired - Enjoy!!

  • These look delicious I love a tangy lemon tart

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  • Looks yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe

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  • How clever is Loui – great job to get four desserts just from trying this recipe. I was just so pleased to find a nice easy lemon curd recipe to make – so now have a few jars for future use. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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  • So after reading this yesterday, my daughter and I made these last night. The lemon filling was delicious – seriously good. The base/casing was yummy although I’m not sure if we did anything wrong as they were a little chewy and a bit more like a biscuit that a pastry. With the left over egg whites – we whipped them up with caster sugar and added some to the top of the tarts, like Lemon meringue pies. The huge amount left over of the egg white we added coconut and made macaroons.
    We only needed about half of the pastry mixture, so the rest I filled with chopped tinned apricots for apricot pies.
    The above recipe also only needs 1 tablespoon of condensed milk so we had an almost full tin left over. We crushed up a packet of chocolate ripple biscuits, added some melted dark chocolate and put in a teaspoon of peppermint essence, smoothed this into a tray, refrigerated it and had a chocolate peppermint slice. All up we made 4 desserts/slices after trying just one recipe.

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  • Sounds so yum but I don’t think anyone else in my household would eat them

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  • Great recipe but I’ll pass. Stupid citrus allergy.

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  • oh I love anything lemon!!

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  • Yum Yum Yum! I just love lemon tarts, lemon things… I need to have these.

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  • I love lemon! I’m printing this one off right now ! :)

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  • I’ve screenshotted this because I’m obsessed with lemon flavoured things!

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  • Wow. So colourful.

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  • This looks so pretty!

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  • Love this recipe. Anything with lemon curd and condensed milk is a winner for me.

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  • I love lemon tart but often find the recipes are very complicated but this sounds simple. I will give it a go .. Thanks

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  • Look amazing thanks for sharing your recipe

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