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lemon curd & raspberry tarlets

Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Servings 24 tarts

Ingredients

For The Lemon Curd

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter cold
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest finely grated

For The Tart Shells

  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz very cold butter
  • 1/2 cup ice water

Instructions

Lemon Curd

  1. Combine yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine.

  2. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, making sure to stir sides and bottom of pan. Cook until mixture is thick enough to coat back of wooden spoon, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter, one piece at a time, stirring with the wooden spoon until consistency is thick and smooth.

  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd to avoid a skin from forming; wrap tightly.

  5. Refrigerate until firm and chilled, at least 1 hour.

Tart Shells

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Add the flour, sugar and salt to a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Beat on low to combine. Add cold butter, beat until butter is the size of small peas with the flour mixture. This can also be done in a food processor.

  3. With the mixer on, slowly add the ice water until dough forms and is combined.

  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop, kneading a couple times to combine. Divide dough in half, flatten slightly and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.

  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.

  6. When ready to use, roll out the dough. Cut individual circles for each tart shell using a glass or pastry cutter. Push each circle into a greased cupcake tray.

  7. Bake empty tarts for 5 - 10 minutes or until a light golden color. Allow to cool.

  8. Fill each tart shell with lemon curd and top with a raspberry.