Monday, January 14, 2013

Day 14: Lemon Meringue Tartlets

So, in continuation of yesterday's recipe, I present to you my Lemon Meringue Tartlets. These little tarts are so pretty you'll hardly want to eat them at all! But, if you can bring yourself to sacrifice one, you'll hardly be able to control yourself  not to eat a second, or third or a... Well, you get the picture.

 So, the first step in this recipe is to make the meringues from here and then follow the recipe below.
Hope you enjoy this recipe!

1 package of mini tart shells (available at most specialty gourmet shops)
1 batch of mini meringues (see recipe here)
6 egg yolks (strained)
1 cup sugar
juice from 2 - 3 lemons (approximately 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup butter (cut into small pieces)

1) In a medium saucepan combine egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice and cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick.  The filling should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. (Make sure the mixture does not boil)
2) Remove from heat and continue whisking until cooled slightly.
3) Stir in the butter one piece at a time until mixed well.
4) Fill each tart shell with the lemon filling and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.
5) Top each tart with a meringue.  Meringues will soften on top of the filling so be sure not to assemble until just before you are ready to serve.


1 comment:

  1. Those look beautiful! I love your photography. I will start checking out your blog regularly - so ambitious!