Sunny Spring Lemon Tarts

Heavenly Creations

Who: Murdale Baptist Church
Cost: $18.50 includes shipping
Details: Soft-backed, comb bound
Pages of recipes: 184
Send checks to: Donna Terpinitz, Murdale Baptist Church, 27091 W. Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901 or 618-529-5800.

Sunny Spring Lemon Tarts


  • 1/2 stick cold butter
  • 1-1/3 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4-5 T. ice water
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 6 T. butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 T. lemon peel grated


  • Tart shells: In a stand mixer or working with pastry cutter, mix butter, flour and salt until dough becomes crumbly.
  • Add water, two tablespoons at a time, until consistency is smooth.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out dough on cutting board and cut 3-inch circles using a scalloped cookie cutter.
  • Place into greased cupcake pan, pressing sides of dough to fit.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine all filling ingredients in a heavy non-aluminum saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until butter is melted and mixture thickens slightly. Do not allow to boil.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl to cool. Pour filling into dough cups and bake 15-18 minutes.
  • Let cool, then top with whipped topping. Refrigerate any leftovers.