Lemon-Lime Tartlets


(from ileanaespinoza’s recipe box)

Separate Lemon Curd recipe

Source: http://shopcookmake.blogspot.com/2011/03/lemon-lime-tartlets.html

Categories: cream cheese, dessert, lemon, sweet, tart


  • #crust:
  • enough saltine crackers to make 3/4 cup of crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp Butter
  • #filling:
  • 8 ounces of Cream Cheese (softened)
  • the zest of one lime
  • the zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


  1. Crust: Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and melt them together in the microwave. Then add the cracker crumbs and incorporate well. It should have a ‘moist sand’ consistency.

  2. Immediately after mixing all ingredients for the crust, line the bottom of your pan with the cracker mix and press down well. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Start mixing the filling while the crust bakes.

  3. Filling:

  4. Spoon the filling into the tart molds. Make sure it’s flat and smooth.

  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes at 350 degrees. Let them cool for 15 minutes before covering with the lemon or lime curd (recipe here).

  6. After the tarts have cooled, top them off with some lemon or lime curd. Put just enough lime curd to cover them, make sure it doesn’t drip. Cut two paper strips, about 1/4 inch wide, and put them on top of the tarts as shown in the picture above.

  7. Sprinkle the powdered sugar on top. Only do this step if you’re going to eat the tartlet right away. The lemon curd will absorb the sugar rather quickly.

  8. Remove the paper strips carefully, they may stick to the lemon curd.

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