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Mini Lemon Tarts

These easy Mini Lemon Tarts are bite sized nuggets of gold that make a colorful and delicious choice for your next dessert buffet.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Tarts
Servings: 22 mini tarts
Author: Kyle


Cookie Crust Ingredients:

  • cup (1 stick plus 2 Tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Filling Ingredients:

  • 10 ounce jar of lemon curd
  • fresh raspberries, or any other fresh fruit you might prefer


Crust Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed, beat the butter and sugar until well blended.
  • Beat in egg, vanilla extract and lemon extract for about 30 seconds and then add in the salt and mix.
  • Gradually add flour, mixing until well blended.
  • Coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Scoop about 1 Tablespoon to 1 ½ Tablespoon of dough into each opening of the muffin tin. I use a medium size cookie scoop.
  • Press the dough with your thumb or a wooden tart shaper against the bottom and sides of each muffin opening. Dipping your thumb or tart shaper in flour will keep the dough from sticking.
  • Bake crusts 9 – 11 minutes until very baked through and slightly golden around the edges.
  • Remove tin from oven and cool on wire racks for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Carefully remove tart crusts from the muffin tin and place the tarts on wire cooling racks to cool.

Tart Directions:

  • Once the crusts are completely cooled, spoon approximately 2 level teaspoons of lemon curd into the center of the crust.
  • Add a raspberry and serve.


Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
The crusts can be made a couple of days ahead of time and stored in an air tight container or a couple of weeks ahead and stored in the freezer.
Gr8 Short Cut:
To make this a quick and even easier dessert, use a package of prepared sugar cookie dough found in the refrigerated section of your local market.
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