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Lemon curd tarts

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup - Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp - Lemon peel (grated)
  • Butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 cup - Sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 sweet tarts

How to Make

  • Combine lemon juice, peel, butter and sugar in a double boiler over simmering water, stirring continuously until butter has melted.
  • Add beaten eggs to lemon mixture, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  • Continue to stir over medium heat until the mixture is quite thick - it should coat the back of the spoon while taking care not to overcook or it will separate.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Refrigerate so that the curd can cool and thicken.
  • Pipe the curd in tarts with a piping bag, garnish with a lemon slice and serve chilled.