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Lemon Tarts

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¾ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • ½ c. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream — optional
  • ½ c. unsalted butter
  • 1 baked tart shell


  1. Whisk your eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and heavy cream in a medium bowl.
  2. Set your bowl above a saucepan of simmering water.
  3. Cook with moderate heat and continue whisking for 10-20 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and strain it through a sieve.
  5. Cut your stick of butter into a few small pieces and add these to the mixture.
  6. Continue whisking until the mixture is smooth, light, and airy.
  7. Allow the lemon curd mixture to cool for a few minutes.
  8. Start to fill your tart shell with lemon curd, then let it chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.
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