Raspberry-Lemon Tartlets

>> Saturday, June 13, 2009

On a summer day it's fun to cool down with a raspberry and lemon tart.
I love the color combination and the lemon flavor, great and refreshing.

The tartlets are so easy to make and are the perfect desert for brunch or a light dinner. (or a
graduation party)...

Actually this recipe was the reason I made the lemon curd and finally I use it to make this summer treat.

My son thought it was so good, he already asked me to make more on his graduation party - I am so excited !!!

Raspberry-Lemon Tartlets (Adopted from Cathy’s recipes)

For the dough:

1-1/4 cups unsalted butter
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

For the filling:

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
One 6-ounce package fresh raspberries
½ cup lemon curd
Fresh mint
Powdered sugar

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, stirring in granulated sugar, vanilla extract and kosher salt until completely dissolved.

Add the butter mixture into flour, blending until completely incorporated using a wooden spoon.

Press the dough into 6 (4-inch) ungreased tartlet pans with removable bottoms. Use a knife to trim around the edges of the crust hanging over the top. Freeze crusts for 15 minutes (don’t skip this step) and bake in a 325-degree oven for 25 minutes.

Let cool completely.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with lemon curd until smooth. Divide the filling among the tartlets, spreading evenly. Refrigerate until well chilled; at least 2 hours and up to 24.

Before serving, remove from pans. If the bottom plate sticks to the crust, use the tip of a knife to carefully pry it off.

Place a raspberry on the cream. Add a mint sprig and sift powdered sugar over tops.


Maris June 28, 2009 at 1:47 AM  

This looks like such a nice, refreshing summer dessert!

daniela June 28, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

they look like colourful and tasty..... perfect for my daughters' afternoon snacks.

Karen June 29, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

Love your blog! I also love tartlets. These in particular look wonderful, with the tart lemon and the sweet/tart raspberries.... yum!

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