Lemon Curd Tassies


A wonderful blend of flavors!

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup butter


  1. Blend butter and cream cheese together; stir in flour. Cover; chill 1 hour.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut in 3 inch rounds with scalloped cookie cutter. Pat rounds in 1 3/4 inch muffin pans. Bake tart shells at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in pans.
  3. To Make Filing: Grate 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel; set aside. In saucepan combine 3 well-beaten eggs, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Cook and stir over low heat till thick, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel. Chill. Spoon a rounded teaspoonful of filling into each shell. If desired, top with toasted slivered almonds. Chill.


Calories: 132 kcal
Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
Cholesterol: 46 mg
Fat: 7.7 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Sodium: 60 mg