Berry Lemon Tartlets and a Giveaway
Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for Berry Lemon Tartlets and a Giveaway.
Homemade Meyer lemon curd and berries on top of buttery shortbread cookie crust. Impress your family and friends, they are easy to make and look fantastic! Perfect for a baby shower, birthday or holiday party.
These Berry Lemon Tartlets combine the sweetness of crumby cookie crust with a tangy, smooth lemon curd and fresh berries. I added tiny kiwi slices just to brighten up the look of these cute bite sized desserts.
To keep things short, (because I have an exciting $700 Giveaway to announce ), you’ll find the recipe for Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd here. This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of curd, just enough to fill 20-24 tartlets. If you don’t have any Meyer lemons around the house, regular lemon could be substituted.
I know it is only January 5th, but I’ve been craving these lemon curd filled cups forever. And today is the day I’m finally sharing this simple recipe with you. They do remind me of summer, fresh fruit and nice weather. Also perfect for a party and kids favorite.
My mom used to make these when we were little, but it used to take forever to talk her into making some. She used aluminum tartlet tins, which were tricky to fill and clean at times. But I’ve found a better alternative to bake these tartlets – I just used my muffin tin to bake the shells.
Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Not a fan of lemon curd? No problem! You can fill them with custard, whipped cream, pudding or even chocolate ganache. Feel free to use any berries of your choice.
These are fancy and colorful and I hope you enjoy them!
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- ¾ (1 and ½ stick/ 160 gr) unsalted butter at room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1½ cups (view RECIPE HERE)
- 2 cups fresh berries of your choice ( I used 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup blueberries)
- 1 kiwi sliced thin
- TO MAKE THE TARTLET SHELLS:
- In a medium bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda. Set a side.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment cream together butter and sugar, until fluffy (for 3-4 minutes).
- Add egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. Slowly add flour, salt and baking soda, mixing until just incorporated.
- Form a ball from the dough, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
- Spray a regular 12 cups muffin tin with non stick cooking spray.
- Using a 2 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop dough into muffin tin. Press onto bottom to form a well and spread dough to the sides of muffin tin, about half way up.
- Bake cookie cups for 10-12 minutes, until edges turn golden.
- Remove from oven and using the back of a spoon, carefully press dough down the center of each cookie, to form a cup (this dough usually spreads while baking). Let them cool in the muffin tin for 5-10 minutes, then tip cookie cups onto a clean towel. Let them cool completely.
- Use a pastry bag or a spoon to fill cookie cups with chilled lemon curd. Top with fresh berries and kiwi.
Baking times may vary depending on the type of oven used and moisture of the ingredients.
I do recommend chilling the dough for 1 hour, before you place it in muffin tip.
Keep tartlets refrigerated for up to 4 days.
And the exciting part – Giveaway
The holidays are over…
With that, most of us have some holiday bills to pay. And because I appreciate everything my readers have done for me, there is no better way to say “thanks” than a nice giveaway.
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