Sunday, April 9, 2017

Super Easy Lemon Curd Tarts

If you read our recipes regularly, a theme you might pick up on is that we are some "from scratch" cooks. But, like the rest of you, we're busy too and sometimes we want something quick and easy that will still wow. That's where we found ourselves when heading to a friend's house for game night with instructions to bring dessert. My friend is a big lemon lover, so I wanted to bring a lemon dessert, but I also had a laundry list of chores to do, so I took a look in the pantry and whipped up these Super Easy Lemon Curd Tarts. 


1 c. graham cracker crust mix
2 T. sugar
3 T. butter
Two jars of lemon curd 
Zest from one lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 
2. Melt the butter
3. Mix the graham cracker crust mix and sugar together in a bowl, pour the melted butter over it and mix in.
4. Spray the tart molds with cooking spray. Pack the graham cracker crust into the tart molds. Use some sort of smooth sided implement to really pack it in there. 
5. Bake in the oven until the crusts are brown, about fifteen minutes. 
6. Melt the lemon curd in a nonreactive pan over low heat until warmed enough to pour. I wouldn't recommend simmering or bad things might happen or nothing might happen, I didn't do it, so I'm not sure, but I just get that sense. 
7. Pour the lemon curd in the prepped tart shells, grate the zest over them, and put into the fridge to cool. 

Once the lemon curd has set, enjoy! It doesn't get much easier than that! I didn't bother extricating them from the tart molds for serving. You could also do this as one large tart, but I just got these nifty individual sized tart pans from Sur La Table so I am excited to try many tart recipes. More tart recipes coming to this blog near you! If you have any tart flavors you'd like me to try, leave us a comment with your suggestion. 

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