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.

12 small tarts


  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • cup lemon juice

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 12 (3 inch) tart shells, baked

  • 3 egg whites

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
16g Fat
49g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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