Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Lemon Tarts

Small tart shell filled with lemon flavor topping is a wonderful treat after any meal….


For tart shells

1 cup flour
1/2 cup white butter
A pinch salt
2-3 tbsp ice-cold water or just enough to combine

For the lemon filling: (For 8-10 tart shells)

1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
2-3 drops yellow color
4 tbsp cold water


  • Sieve the flour and salt together. Rub butter into the flour with finger tips till you get crumbly mixture. (If using yellow or salted butter add 1/2 tbsp sugar)
  • Knead lightly with cold water to form dough. (Don’t over work)
  • Wrap in a damp cloth or cling film and refrigerate for 15-20 min.
  • Roll out tart dough into 1/4" thick. Cut into small tarts with cutter or any lid.
  • Press into small tart shells and prick them with fork all over.
  • Bake at 200 deg C for 10-15 min. (Keep watch after 10 min)
  • Once the shells are ready, keep aside to cool.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling and microwave at 100% power for 4-5 min or till thick. Keep stirring after every min.
  • Cool it and fill the mixture in tart shells.
  • Garnish with cherries or sweet cream and serve.



  1. Soooo beautiful dear, loving it....

  2. wow... these look so perfect and beautiful dear...

  3. Gosh!! The filling is extremely tempting.

  4. Wow! u are the Queen of short eats... love the tarts Preeti.

  5. so lovely they look... should try sometime...

  6. The look so cute :-) very tempting !

  7. Looks very yummy and inviting.