Lemon Curd Tartlets

by Kiran on June 27, 2014 · 41 comments

in Baking, Desserts, Tarts

Hi friends!

What better way to enjoy the labor of making fresh and lemony curd than spooning it all over the place — From oatmeal, to crackers and salad dressing, the possibilities are endless but surely there is a better, more indulgent way to enjoy this summery concoction?

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The potential of lemon curd truly shines on tartlets. It reminisce of beautiful English tartlets that you would always feasts with your eyes first before devouring. Dainty cobblestone cafes with pretty tartlets beckoning through its glass case.

Apparently I have a special place in my heart for dainty tartlets. And European desserts.

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The lemony curd filling is light and summery — a perfect excuse to devour more than usual. For all the daintiness, it’s enough excuse to devour to my hearts content 😀

And you should too!

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Makes 6 tartlets


For crust:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp cold butter, diced
  • 1/4 cup (+ 2 tbsp) icy cold water
  • Click here for the lemon curd recipe
  • optional garnish: berries, powdered sugar, edible flowers


  1. Sift whole wheat pastry flour, almond meal, salt and sugar into a food processor.
  2. Gradually add diced cold butter and gently pulse until flour resembles course crumbs. Do not over-pulse.
  3. Gradually add icy cold water and pulse until dough comes together into a ball.
  4. Lightly knead dough to form a rectangular disk, cover with a cling-wrap and chill dough to rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F. I used small tart shells with removable bottoms. Lightly grease tart shells. Set aside.
  6. Turn dough between two large cling-wraps. Roll the dough out to fit tart shells. Do this quick to avoid melting butter and overworking the dough.
  7. Remove the top cling-wrap. Lightly flour rolling pin to pick up the rolled dough and gently lay it into a tart shell.
  8. Gently mold the dough to the shape of  the tart pan and trim any excess dough.
  9. Prick small holes onto tart shell with a fork. Cover/line dough with parchment paper and add dried beans to blind-bake tart shell for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove tart shell from the oven. Discard parchment with dried beans and return tart shell to bake for another 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  11. Tart shell must be completely cooled before adding the lemon curd filling.
  12. Fill cooled tart shell with chilled lemon curd and top it with berries, a generous dusting of powdered sugar and/or edible flowers.


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Have a great weekend and don’t forget to stop and smell some roses. Or lemons.

When life hands you lemons, what would you make apart from the obvious lemonade? 😉


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1 Rosa June 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Dainty and extremely tempting! I love tartlets and lemon curd (could both of them until I’m sick).



2 Kiran July 3, 2014 at 1:51 AM

Thanks Rosa!

3 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

A fresh and decadent dessert, love it!
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4 Kiran July 3, 2014 at 1:52 AM

Thanks Daniela!

5 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health June 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM

i need this in my life, like NOW!
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6 Kiran July 3, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Dixya — i know! don’t we all 😀

7 Sophie33 June 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmm,…I,need one right.now, even that it is bedtime over here,…the last picture sold it to me!

Beautiful dessert! X
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8 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Sophie — lol, hope you did get to enjoy these tartlets, in daylight 🙂

9 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy June 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

So summery So lemony…I can literally gobble up so many of these tarts ..yum!
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10 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Tanvi — thank you and I agree with you on the gobbling bit 😀

11 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

They look spectacular!
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12 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Thanks Angie 🙂

13 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 28, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Kiran these are beautiful! I love the simple fruit and flower topping too! 😀

14 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Thanks Lorraine 🙂

15 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine June 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM

So pretty and what a great combination with the lemon curd.
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16 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Thanks Chris 🙂

17 Jessica @ Sweet Menu June 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Wow these are so beautiful! And homemade lemon curd – delicious!
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18 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Thanks Jessica — homemade curd is a delicious revelation 🙂

19 Alice June 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Truly looks like a delicate & pretty dessert. Lemon flavours & summer berries are what warm weather are made for. Stunning photography as always, such sweet details 🙂
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20 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Thank you so much Alice. You are way too kind 🙂 xo

21 Samina | The Cupcake Confession June 30, 2014 at 12:59 AM

I think I will be staring at these beauties for a good 10 minutes before I actually sink my teeth into this fresh, summery, lemony goodness!!!!! They look absolutely DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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22 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Samina — lol, thanks a lot. wish I could fedex. or better, make it soon to devour 🙂

23 Raymund June 30, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I love this types of dessert, they act as a palate cleanser as well due to its citrusy nature. Yum!
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24 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Raymund — i love the idea of citrus as palate cleanser!

25 Liren June 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Lemon curd is a weakness of mine, there’s nothing better than a freshly stirred batch! These tartets are just beautiful, with the flowers! I also love the almond in the crust – a wonderful flavor to accompany the creamy lemon!
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26 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Liren — its so good slathered on a piece of toast!

27 Shibi@FlavzCorner June 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The last picture is totally droolworthy!!!

28 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Awww, thanks Shibi 🙂

29 Jess @ whatjessicabakednext June 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

These look amazing!
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30 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Thank you so much, Jess 🙂

31 Liz June 30, 2014 at 6:36 PM

What gorgeous lemon tartlets! I’d eat anything covered in lemon curd! So delish!
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32 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Thanks Liz!

33 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 30, 2014 at 11:11 PM

These tartlets are so beautiful, I adore the lemon curd filling!
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34 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Thanks Laura! xo

35 Laura @ Family Spice July 1, 2014 at 12:12 AM

I think we ALL have a special place in our hearts for dainty tartlets! Oh, and two of my kids lace all of their foods with lemon juice: rice, chicken, potatoes, eggs… everything.
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36 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Laura — looks like your kids are great foodies as well 🙂

37 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 1, 2014 at 8:06 AM

These are beautiful and girly, perfect for a tea party. OR standing in the light of the fridge like Nigella and stuffing the whole thing in my mouth just before bed. maybe.
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38 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Maureen — lol about Nigella. I could never stuff myself in the middle of the night. she does it with cold meats too. perhaps her dinners are way too light? 😉

39 Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried July 4, 2014 at 4:26 PM

The tarts look heavenly and your pics are just amazing!
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40 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Thank you so much, Anjana 🙂

41 Thalia @ butter and brioche July 5, 2014 at 2:20 AM

wow your tarlets are beautiful, love the flowers. definitely will be trying this recipe, thanks for the inspiration.

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