Lemon Tartles with Lemon Curd

This Lemon Tartles with Lemon Curd recipe is the perfect little dessert recipe in a single serving size that you can carry with you. The sunny yellow color of the lemon curd smells fresh and tastes delicious. Lemon curd is a recipe that has been used for generations in lemon pie recipes, lemon pudding recipes, and lemon tartlet recipes. The lemon tartlet recipe includes both the recipe for the lemon curd and for the pastry dough. You could always save some time and use premade pastry dough, a great alternative if you are rushed for time. This lemon tartlet recipe looks nice garnished with some fresh berries, a nice compliment to this dessert recipe.

Lemons have been around for over two thousand years. Their myriad of uses makes it difficult to imagine life without them. Their sour juice, rind and pulp are used all over the world in cooking, baking, drinks, marinades, dressings, marmalades, deodorizers, medicinal applications, cleaning, essential oils, even invisible inks. A rich source of vitamin C, with alkalizing properties a simple drink of lemon juice and water, is how many people the world over begin their day. Who hasn't had a refreshing glass of fresh lemonade on a hot summer day? When making any recipe with fruit, fresh is always best if you have it available. With that said lemons do have a relatively long shelf life, usually determined by their purchase or picked date. On the counter in a bowl, you will be surprised that lemons can last from two to four weeks. However, a lemons shelf life is much longer, from one to two months if placed in a refrigerator drawer. When you purchase lemons in a bag, you will want to remove them out of their plastic bag, to keep them from getting moist in the refrigerator.A bad lemon (no pun intended), can be spotted by lemons soft texture or white forming on rind (which then turns to mold), you'll want to keep rotating the lemons even if they are on the counter, so they get air circulating them.

Fruit lemon curd is a dessert spread recipe and topping that is usually made with citrus fruit, such as lemons, limes, oranges or tangerines. Other curd recipe variations can include passion fruit, mango, and berries such as blackberries, raspberries, or blackberries. The basic ingredients for a curd recipe include beaten egg yolks, sugar, fruit juice and zest which are gently cooked together until the mixture is thick and then allowed to cool. When cooled the curd will form a soft, smooth, intensely flavored spread. Some curd recipes also include egg whites and butter. In the late 19th and early 20th century England, home-made lemon curd recipes were traditionally served with scones or bread at afternoon tea as an alternative to jam. Lemon curd was also used as a filling for cakes, small pastries, and lemon tarts. Homemade lemon curd was usually made in relatively small amounts as it did not keep as well as jam.

Thanks to Kelly at "A Side of Sweet" for this lemon tartlets recipe. This life and style blog shares all sorts of recipes, DIYs, style, travel, fitness and design ideas that fit into your busy lifestyle. "A Side of Sweet" features easy-to-follow recipes, beautiful photography, entertaining tips, and style inspiration. Kelly is a wife and a pediatrician. Other dessert recipes you will find on the site include apple cream cheese hand pies recipe, cupcake recipes, banana cupcakes recipe, chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe, carrot cake recipe, best chocolate chip cookie recipe and so much more.

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