My baking experiment #177 – lemon tartlets

Happy Saturday!! I’m so glad the weekend is here and i finally have some time for baking! The weather is simply gorgeous this morning: the sun is shining brightly and the sky is so blue… perfect spring day!

Since it’s such a bright & beautiful day, i’m baking something bright & beautiful as well!

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/buttermilk-chess-tarts

Ingredients

  • 4-oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice & zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed until blended. Shape dough into 24 balls and place on baking sheet; cover and chill 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 1 dough ball into each cup of lightly greased mini muffin pan and shape each into a pastry shell.

  3. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour into pastry shells.

  4. Bake at 350° for 18 to 22 minutes until filling is set. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.

     

    These tartlets are so yummy! The crust is buttery and flaky, and the filling is not too sweet with a light lemon flavor. They are perfectly bite-sized and i can’t stop myself from popping them one after another into my mouth! 😉

    Such a delightful treat for such a delightful day. Enjoy your weekend, and happy baking! 🙂
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