Saturday, 2 February 2013

raspberry & lemon custard tarts

I have a slight obsession with tarts at the moment and am loving anything from sweet to savoury. Most specifically, I like the idea of savoury pizza-like tarts and custard and fruit ones. I spent an evening going through the tart recipes on and bookmarked quite a few. So there just might be a few more tart recipes coming up here. We'll see!

Anyway. Back to today's raspberry & lemon custard tarts! I've actually never tried the raspberry/lemon flavour combo, so today's was a bit of an experiment I must admit. But I'm happy to report it was a successful one! These are really easy to make and don't take a lot of time to do. Not to mention their taste - they're so good.

I won't put any specific measurements for this one. Depending on the number you'd like to make, it's easy to estimate quantities on these ingredients.

Raspberry & Lemon Custard Tarts

2 sheets thawed shortcrust pastry (each made me 9 circles each)
lemon butter
custard (made from powder or store-bought; I used powdered)

Preheat oven to 200C. Cut the shortcrust pastry using a cookie cutter. Generously grease a muffin pan and place the pastry circle in the middle, making sure to press it down to get rid of any gaps. Prick the pastry 2 or 3 times using a fork, to prevent the pastry from puffing up. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Cool. Spread about 1 teaspoon of lemon butter on the pastry's base, then top with custard. Place the raspberries on the top and dust with icing sugar if desired.


  1. CUTE!

    And I am liking your watermark, tis appropriate ^_^Most watermarks take over the entire photograph, but yours is super cool =D

  2. These look so amazing! I just love any kind of tart! Karin

  3. I see you took a bite outta one there! ;)

  4. These look delicious!! I've been wanting to learn how to make fruit tarts, these seem pretty easy!
    a homemaker's journey

  5. These are so adorable I just want to plop everyone of them in my mouth...oh, that wouldn't be good.

  6. These look delicious! I love the picture of the one with the bite taken out of it. LOL! :)

  7. Yum!!! What pretty little pastries!! I will keep these in mind for entertaining.

  8. Oh! These look yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

  9. Mmm...those look delicious! Pinning! This week's Homemaking Linkup is up and I would love to have you join, if you haven’t already.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  10. These look so cute and must taste amazing. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  12. Tarts are one of my favorite dessets. Love them for breakfast also. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I'm sure your family loves sampling all of your wonderful creations.

  13. found you on Little mom on the prairie, following you now! love this recipe!

  14. These look so yummy and pretty! Thanks for linking them up at Think Tank Thursday. I've featured you today!

  15. These tarts looks so yummy...I am pinning it.

    Thank you for sharing.