Mini Lemon Curd Tart


Luscious mini lemon curd tart…. in a shortcrust pastry base


Ingredients for the shortcrust pastry: ( also check out – Basic Shortcrust Pastry Base )

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 80-100 g chilled butter, chopped into cubes
  • 1 egg ( for egg wash) – optional though!
  • 3-4 tbsp cold water




Ingredients for the lemon curd:

  • 400 ml  Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

Optional – berries, or any fruits , custard, icing sugar, fresh garnish


Shortcrust Pastry

1. Mix the flour, salt and the castor sugar in a bowl. Rub in chopped butter and add sufficient water for mix in gently to a make a firm dough. Do not knead.

2. Wrap it with a cling wrap and refrigerate it a minimum of 30 minutes to a max of 3 days.

3. Keep the tartlet molds greased and ready. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out to a size that fits the tartlet molds.

4.  Whisk an egg and brush it on the yet-to-bake tart shell.

5. Preheat oven to 200°C.

6. Blind bake the molds for 10- 12 minutes until light golden. Take them off the oven and let them cool.



Lemon Curd Filling 

1. Combine the Condensed Milk and egg yolks in a bowl.

2. To that add the lemon juice, lemon zest and salt and whisk well gently.

3. Preheat oven to 200°C.

4. Pour the Lemon curd filling into pre-baked pastry shells.

5. Bake the tartlets @ 180°C for 10-20 minutes – until the filling is set.

6.  Take it off the oven and let it sit to cool.

Garnish it with what your taste buds fancy and serve!!


4 thoughts on “Mini Lemon Curd Tart

    1. Oh dear! I wish I could help you with an eggless version, right away. I generally don’t bake without eggs…and particularly never made lemon tarts without them. If you could give me a day, I can check with my baker friends and share an eggless version of this recipe with you tomorrow or day after for sure? Would that be okay Kanchan? I would love for you to make this for you pa-in-law ❤ … thanks for stopping by!


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