It's still lemon season. I have made countless dishes these past few months with lemons as there seems to be no end. All the low handing fruit has finished, so now I need a ladder to reach the rest of them. Mind you, at my height, I have needed a ladder most of the time anyway. Still more lemon dishes to come, so stay tuned!
Note: Another way you could make these is to bake the crust unfilled. If you do this, stab a fork in the pastry casings to allow air to release. Bake until the pastry is puffed and golden, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and then fill with lemon filling. Put in fridge to set for about an hour before serving. These are great on their own or topped with fresh whipped cream.
These make great little individual desserts for dinner parties. You can serve them topped with fresh whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Delicious!
I love lemon and these little tarts are great. However, they are more on the sweet side than the tart side..
Individual Lemon Tarts
Serves 10 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 30 minutes
3 Large eggs
3/4 Cup/150 grams white sugar
Juice from 3 lemons
4 Tablespoons butter
1 Sheet puff pastry thawed
Icing sugar for dusting, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 10 muffins with parchment paper and lightly grease. With a three inch circle cutter, cut out 10 circles and press them into the prepared muffin tins. store in the fridge until ready to fill.
In a stainless steel bowl placed over simmering water, whisk together the eggs, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Cook, stirring constantly. This is really important, otherwise you risk the chance of it curdling. Continue to stir until it becomes thick. This will take between 5-8 minutes. Once it has reached a lovely thick and creamy texture, immediately remove from heat. Put through a fine strainer to remove any lumps. Cut in the butter and give a good stir.
Evenly fill all your pastry cases with the lemon filling and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry has cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool n a wire rack. Can be served hot or cold.
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