Lemon Butter Tarts

Lemon Butter Tarts


"I love butter tarts, and can never get enough. This is one that I make now and then to be a little different."


servings 351 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add rind, lemon juice, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat eggs and egg yolks until thick, and add to lemon butter mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick. Chill.
  2. Beat 3 egg whites until stiff. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, and continue beating until stiff and glossy. Fill baked tart shells with lemon custard, and top with meringue.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) just until tarts are a delicate brown color.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Instead of 3" tarts, I made Mini Tarts (mini muffin tins) and piped the meringue on top. The custard has the most wonderful flavor of sweet and tart, they make a beautiful presentation, and no o...

Beautiful dessert! I piped the meringue onto the top so that it would look nice and completely cover the lemon butter filling without pushing any out to the sides (which happens if you try to s...

Very good! Always turn out!

This was very good. Everyone raved about how good this was. It was also easy to make

Filling was amazing. Served for a luncheon to rave reviews. My only change for next time: I tried using frozen pastry filo and didn't love the taste. Think I'll try homemade instead or actua...

this was a great recipe however I must not have let it cook long enough because it didn't set as firm as I was thinking it would... over all this has wonderful flavor and its a great find! I wil...

I don't know what I did wrong on this, but it is not good. My merigue will not stick to the filling and the filling is way too gooey....very unpleased. I consider myself a good baker, too........

I was very disappointed with this recipe. It turned out far too sweet with not enough lemon flavor. I followed the recipe to the letter only I tempered my eggs with the hot lemon mixture before ...

lemon curd was perfection. I made a couple of adjustments....I trippled the recipe. I used the juice of 3 lemons and topped it off with lime juice to make the cup I needed. I did not make/do mer...