Easter is fast approaching and I've been thinking about what desserts I'm going to serve. Since it will be April, I'd love to have a "springy" looking dessert for this holiday. We are typically so full from dinner that the desserts sometimes go uneaten. This year I'm thinking about having several mini-desserts so my guests can eat one even if they are full.
One of my favorite mini-dessert is Lemon Tartlets with homemade lemon curd. I blogged about these little gems back in June on this post, but I thought they were so good they deserved another shout out. What says Spring more than the taste of lemon! These are so easy to whip up that they won't take you away from your egg hunting for very long at all.
Here's what you do:
Here's the ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in lemon juice, butter and lemon peel. Cook over simmering water for 15 minutes or until thickened.
This recipe is found on allrecipes.com and it's by Margaret Balakowski
Heat the fillo shells in the oven at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. When the shells are cooled completely, fill with the lemon curd. Garnish with a bit of grated lemon peel.
These tartlets have a wonderfully fresh taste. Perfect for a light dessert after a big meal. And just look at them -- don't you think they just scream Spring?!?
Handmade Tuesday's with Kristen