Friday, May 25, 2012

Lemon Tarts

This week is full of things that have changed my life.

Is that silly?  

Maybe but a lot of my life (like what I talk about) is defined by food I have made or want to make.  I love talking to my mom and sisters about food magazines, new recipes, fun food blogs, or what we have made recently.  It makes my day and is just my thing!  

Especially if I am having a bad or stressful day.  Creating just makes me feel better.  I have always loved this quote: "Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty" (from here).  That's how it makes me feel to make something tasty and delicious!

This creation was AHHHMAZING!  Seriously I have made these beauties 3 times in the past month (about 125 of them) and every time they were the complete hit of the party.  If you love lemon this is your thing--not kidding.  These are a must make and the best part.....they are one of the easiest things you will probably ever do!!

Lemon Tarts

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1 1/4 cups graham crackers, crushed finely
4 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp sugar

1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup lemon juice

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F and line muffin pan with cupcake liners.  Set aside.

2.  In a small bowl combine graham crackers (I used my food processor to make the crumbs fine), butter, and sugar until completely combined.  Place about 2 tsp of crumbs in bottom of each muffin cup and press down to make a flat bottom.  Repeat until crumbs are gone.  Bake for 10 minutes.

3.  While crust is baking, in large bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and lemon juice, whisking until completely combined and smooth.

4.  When crust is done, remove from oven and carefully fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with filling.  Bake again for 15 more minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool completely and top with whip cream if so desired.  Good luck not eating the entire pan and enjoy!

Source: Kelly Neil


Mazavaroo Chilli said...

Yummm! I have a glut of limes at the moment and I'm going to try this using them instead of lemons..... tomorrow! Thanks

Jane Craske said...

A perfect summer dessert and can you imagine getting a box of those as a gift?

I bake when I'm stressed too C:

McClains said...

Mom told me how delicious these were...I think we are going to do them for the retreat. Yummy!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I love these! And I totally agree with you. I was having a bad week so I baked all day and I feel better. :)

Nicole@Show Off Friday Blog Hop said...

I love lemon tarts! Those look great!

Winnie said...

Wonderful dessert!
We love lemon tart but I actually never made it with condensed milk. Will have to try that

stavenmorris said...

I was made this Lemon Tarts, When i doing this Lemon Tarts then creating some problem but its made very testy. Thanks for sharing this trips of become a Lemon Tarts.

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Seaweed and Raine said...

Oh my goodness!!! It's almost 9pm here, and you have just given me a craving for lemon tarts (I LOVE lemon tarts - and being VERY pregnant right now, just makes it more pronounced. LOL) Looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

I love lemons! These look delish! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.

Rachel said...

I love lemons! These look delish! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.

The Daily Smash said...

Yummy this looks great.

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Six Sisters said...

These look delicious! Lemon and summertime are just meant to be together! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Those sound yummy!! What a fun treat! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

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