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Creamy Meyer Lemon Curd Tarts

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5/5 - 8 Ratings
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Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield Six 5" tarts

Organic free range eggs are a must when it comes to the rich, silky curd that makes these tarts as impressive as they are tasty. Meanwhile, freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice cuts the deep flavor of the impossibly decadent filling. Whether for a party or a simple family meal, these tarts will be the crescendo of your night.

By: Spoon Fork Bacon

Ingredients

For the tart shells:

  • 1 1/2 cups (195g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113g) cold unsalted butter, in 1/4” cubes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold water

For the filling:

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick, 57g) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large (100g) Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, plus 2 extra yolks (40g)
  • 1/2 cup (113g) Meyer lemon juice (see notes)
  • 1 cup (227g) whipping or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pale yellow edible flower petals, for garnish, optional

Directions

To make the tart shells:

STEP 1

Place flour, granulated sugar, salt, and butter in a food processor and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Continue pulsing, adding water 1 tablespoon at a time, just until dough comes together (over-processing will yield a tough crust).

STEP 2

Divide dough equally between six 5-inch tart pans and press mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of each pan.

STEP 3

Using a fork, prick holes around the bottom and sides of the shells, then refrigerate for 1 hour.

STEP 4

Preheat oven to 400F. Place cold tart shells on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. If tart shells begin to bubble, open the oven door and quickly prick the bubbles with a fork. Alternatively, use parchment and pie weights to line the tarts before baking, if desired.

STEP 5

Remove shells from oven and allow them to cool completely.

To make the filling:

STEP 1

Using a hand or stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and salt until blended. Add eggs and yolks one at a time, beating well between additions, followed by lemon juice. Mix until thoroughly combined.

STEP 2

Transfer mixture to a saucepan and cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened enough to sit on itself, about 10-15 minutes.

STEP 3

Remove from heat and place over an ice-water bath until completely cooled.

STEP 4

When lemon curd is close to being fully cooled, combine cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl. Whip mixture until it is fluffy and thick enough to hold a stiff peak. Measure out 1 cup (120g) of the whipped cream and fold gently into cooled curd (reserve additional whipped cream for garnish). Pour filling into each tart shell until completely filled, spreading the filling or shaking the tart to level as needed.

STEP 5

Refrigerate tarts until filling has set, at least 4 hours. Top each tart with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and flower petals, if using, and serve chilled.

Farm Team Tips:

If you can’t find Meyer lemons, these tarts can be just as tasty using regular lemon juice instead.

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Treva Powell

February 06, 2019

These recipes are off the chart and I tell you I know how to cook healthy cuz I'm on organic anyting and probiotics and I love lemon honey I can sleep with it under my pillow I'm telling you the Lord's truth thank you keep coming with these wonderful recipes and keep it as healthy as you can God bless and I hope that doesn't offend you but I'd love the Lord with all my heart my mind and my soul

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February 06, 2019

We're so glad to hear that you're enjoying them, Treva! Thanks for sharing your support and kind words, we'll keep the recipe inspiration coming.

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Carole Karlein

January 18, 2019

Need the recipe for egg drop soup again, please and thank you.!!!!

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[email protected]

January 18, 2019

Here you go, Carole: https://www.peteandgerrys.com/egg-recipes/egg-drop-soup. You can also search for any recipe on our website by clicking on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Happy cooking!

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