Lemon Tartlets Recipe

I love using lemon in recipes. I enjoy the tartness and fresh, crisp taste that a little lemon lends to a dish. Sometimes though I like to balance the tartness of lemons with a bit of sweet, and this Lemon Tartlets recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

Pucker up…

Lemon Tartlets Recipe

Tart Shells:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg white
1 1/4 cups flour


2 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs. butter melted & cooled
2 tsp. lemon zest
3 Tbs. lemon juice
Powdered sugar

Lemon Tartlets


Preheat over to 325. Spray 2 mini muffin pans with PAM. In mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg white; blend well. add flour; mix just until well blended. Divide into 24 pieces and drop into muffin cups. Press into tart shells.

For filling, lightly whisk eggs. Whisk in sugar and butter, lemon zest and juice. Mix well. Pour filling evenly into tart shells.

Bake 20-22 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove pan to cooling rack for 5 mins. Remove from pan and cool completely. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

YIELD: 24 tartlets

Note: To form the tart shells, use your fingers or a handy mini tart shaper tool like the one we use to make Pecan Tassies. This is an old Pampered Chef Recipe, from my days as a Pampered Chef Kitchen Consultant. I have made these scrumptious lemon tartlets countless times throughout the years, and know you will love them.

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  1. says

    Oh goodness, these look like heaven in a snack sized form. I love lemon more and more as I get older. I just bought a huge bag of them too, looks like they won’t go to waste. Yums!

  2. says

    Sweet and tart are the perfect combination next to sweet /salty. I love any kind of pastry or dessert with lemon in it. These looks delicious.

  3. Taylor Allen says

    I do the cooking in the house and my wife does the baking… I’m going to need her to make these, they look so good!

  4. Sandra VanHoey says

    I haven’t had anything lemon in forever, this would be such a good change from the typical things I have been having

  5. says

    My husband LOVES lemon desserts. I’m going to have to give these a try. I know he will love them if I get them to turn out right.

  6. Tammy S says

    I love lemon! These look so amazing, I want one right now. Thank you for the recipe. I can’t wait to make them.

  7. saminder gumer says

    these look amazing and would be great with coffee or tea after dinner. thanks for the amazing recipe.

  8. says

    You’re starving me by just looking on those pictures! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s quite impressive how you put it together in a way that it is very easy to follow. :)

  9. M.Clark says

    This looks delicious, another great Easter treat. I cannot wait to try this one, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  10. says

    The little tart of lemon (flavor) gets me every single time, I just love it. To have it tartlet (sized) too, is perfect!! I love this recipe.

  11. says

    These are adorable and perfect for Spring! My husband and his family all love lemon tarts. I’m not a fan, but maybe I could add some strawberry or raspberry to it for a bit more something I would like.

  12. says

    Dear Laura and Angela, You have a beautiful site. I am so happy to have discovered you through Treasure Box Tuesday. These lemon tartlets are beautiful. One of my favorite desserts are lemon bars…now that the weather is warming up I cannot wait to make some of my favorite lemon desserts and these tartlets are now on my list. Many blessings. Have a beautiful day, Catherine

  13. says

    These look scrumptious! I just love lemon. Thanks for bringing them over and linking up at the Weekend Social. I hope to see you again next week!

  14. says

    Many thanks for sharing your recipe at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I have pinned this post and shared it on Google+. I will also be featuring it at the party this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  15. says

    Hi Angela,
    Your tarts look delicious. I wanted to let you know that you have been featured at Pieced Pastimes.
    Thanks for linking up to Saturday Sparks.
    Pieced Pastimes

  16. says

    These are gorgeous!! I am a new convert to lemon desserts – I used to hate them as a kid but now I LOVE them and these are next on my list to make! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever Recipe Link Party, pinned to our group board! Hope to see you again this weekend!

  17. says

    I know what you mean by that crisp, tartness which makes lemons so refreshing (and great with a bit of sugar). :) These tartlets look great! Stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

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