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. I love things like this, but my problem is that I would literally sit there and eat them ALL :)

  2. alicia k says:

    i love lemon tarts! These are great for spring and Easter celebrations.

  3. nicole dz says:

    I love my sweets tart and sour, and a little bit sweet, these would be great wit tea.

  4. LEmon desserts are my favorite. Great photography here!

  5. teresa mccluskey says:

    these look good. I want to make cherry ones like this!

  6. yum…. my mouth is watering. we’ve not had lemon anything in a while. must bake.

  7. Yum!!! I LOVE lemon desserts. They are so crisp and fresh tasting which is perfect for Spring!

  8. Love lemon! Great recipe for spring!

  9. 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!

  10. That looks delicious! We love everything citrus here. Don’t want to worry about scurvy after all!

  11. 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.

  12. Lately I’ve been looking at Pampered Chef items, they make great stuff! Thanks for this recipe.

  13. Those look quite delish! :)

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. Oh, I’d like to have a lemon tartlet right now. They look amazing!

  17. I can’t have lemon due to my Crohn’s but I know a friend who would go bananas for these!

  18. Those looks delicious, and so vibrant. I love lemon anything!

  19. Oooh, those are lovely! Little tartlets are always a great dessert!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. shelly peterson says:

    Oh yum! I love lemon flavor. Would love to try this recipe.

  23. I love anything lemon! I could go for one of these tartlets right about now. Yum!

  24. saminder gumer says:

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

  25. These look like such a classic, beautiful tart. But their beauty would NOT stop me from eating them!

  26. I’m a big fan of the lemon flavor and these are just perfect. The bite size gives me permission to have more than one.

  27. 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. :)

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

  29. Hmm, I’ve been looking for a good lemon tart recipe since I lost my old one. Thanks!

  30. So fresh for spring! I love a little lemon deliciousness

  31. 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.

  32. Great pictures! This looks like a tasty dessert for sure.

  33. Those are the perfect size. I could eat two and feel like I have had a treat and yet not feel like I have over indulged.

  34. I want those right now. Why do you have to live so far from me. Thanks for the recipe, I just might try to make these.

  35. This looks delicious! Plus – it screams out summer!!!

  36. 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.

  37. Okay, you convinced me to try making them, even though the last lemon dessert I made was a flop! These sure look delicious.

  38. Those look so yummy and professionally made! This would be a great dessert to serve at our Easter feast.

  39. These look so good, I’m sure I could eat the entire batch myself!

  40. This looks so appetizing and I seriously can’t wait to try it!

  41. I love lemons too! These look delish!

  42. Those just SCREAM summer! Yum!

  43. I love the bold tang lemons have!! These look SO good, gonna have to make some!!

  44. Those lemon tarts look so good!

  45. These look so good. I love how they are perfect bite sized portions.

  46. Lemon tarts are my favorite! Those look delicious. You’re making me think I should add them to my meal plan this week. :)

  47. These look lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.

  48. I love the tiny size of these, they would be perfect for Easter dinner.

  49. Oh these look delicious! Only problem is I’d eat too many of them!

  50. Lemon tarts are an absolute favorite of my fiance! He loves them – and yours look great too :)

  51. I love lemon tarts! And adding the powdered sugar on there is such a great idea :)

  52. I’m craving lemon tartlets! I do so love lemons!

  53. Your lemon tarts look so beautiful! Like from a bakery!

  54. These lemon tartlets are so perfect for a Sunday Tea Time! Thanks so much for sharing these at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  55. These are so pretty and I bet they taste fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  56. I have been on a lemon kick lately and these will go perfect!

  57. These look so yummy and cute too. I am going to try them. Thank you.

  58. These look so so good! These look really easy too, I’m definitely pinning them for later!

  59. These look amazing I absolutely love lemon desserts, especially in the spring time.

  60. Who doesn’t love lemon? These look super delicious!

  61. 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

  62. these look simple and delish. thanks for sharing.

  63. I have not made those in maybe 50 years. Bout time I had another go right

  64. Found these on Freedom Fridays… they look amazing! thanks for sharing ~Stacy

  65. I adore lemon and these look so juicy and yummy. Visiting from Weekend re-treat link party.

  66. 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!

  67. Great recipe to share at the Foodie Friends Friday Copycat Recipes Party
    Cheers! Joanne

  68. What a fabulous spring dessert! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  69. Such lovely little tartlets… I’d love to chomp a few down :)

  70. These sound delicious. I am a fan of lemon cookies, pies, etc.

  71. Emily Adams says:

    These look so good! I need to make these.

  72. I’m so excited to see the blossoms on my lemon bush outside. Once I have me some fresh lemons, I’m definitely trying this recipe.

  73. I love lemon! These look delicious.

  74. Ladies, I LOVE lemons! Simply can’t get enough of them. Love how you created these tartlets… so pretty!

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. These look delicious!

  78. I’m loving lemon right now & these little tartlets look divine! Thanks for sharing ;)

  79. Yum! I can’t wait to try it. Pinning.

  80. These look yummy. My husband’s a lemon desserts kinda guy and would go crazy over these.

  81. Your lemon tartlets look like a work of art. I am sure they taste as good as they look too!

  82. Looks wonderful and rich in flavor. What a delicious idea for sweet treat.!Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  83. These are summer dessert at its best!

  84. These look so refreshing. Hello from Lou Lou Girls Linky! Sending you Like love!

  85. 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!

  86. 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!

  87. Beautiful! YUM!
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    visiting from Show Stopper Saturday

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