Rating: 4.77 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is more about the technique for making little puff pastry tart shells. Fill with lemon curd, chocolate mousse, or whipped cream.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
13 mins
total:
28 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 tartlets
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

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  • Place frozen puff pastry sheet on a work surface dusted with flour. Allow to thaw for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a 1 1/2 to 2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out 12 round pieces. Place pastry rounds on the prepared baking sheet. Using a slightly smaller round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out inner circles in each pastry round, leaving them in place. Brush each pastry round with beaten egg.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and puffed, 13 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before filling.

  • Cut around the small inner circle of each pastry round and gently push it down. Fill each tartlet with lemon curd and top with a blackberry. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Editor's Note:

Get the recipe for Chef John's Lighter Lemon Curd.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 17g; cholesterol 42.3mg; sodium 123.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2013
I tried this recipe and it was a hit. So simple!! I put a small dollop of whipped cream on top of the lemon curd and the blackberry on top of that. Include a sprig of mint leave and you have a very pretty presentation. Read More
(6)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
The puff pastry I used for this recipe needed to be completely thawed and rolled out before cutting but turned out puffed and flakey as desired. It made about 2 dozen tartlets that I filled with lemon curd. These are very simple to make and look very fancy. Definitely a good way to make use of leftover filling. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2013
I tried this recipe and it was a hit. So simple!! I put a small dollop of whipped cream on top of the lemon curd and the blackberry on top of that. Include a sprig of mint leave and you have a very pretty presentation. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2013
I've been looking for something to do with my one sheet of puff pastry and this was perfect! The technique works great although I did have to let my dough thaw longer than 2-3 minutes to get it to open up. I made these lemon berry tartlets for an early Valentine dessert and they looked very elegant. Can't wait to try it again using pudding or mousse or even flavored whipping cream. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
Followed the directions exactly and it turned out wonderful! Just make sure you use something sharp to cut the dough. I didn't have a cookie cutter so I just used a glass. The pastries will puff better and more evenly if you slice through the dough instead of mashing through it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2013
YUM. Stevie in particular LOVED this and wants it for her birthday! Made napoleons and larger tarts with berries and kiwi for nicer presentation. EASY! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2014
Very tart but oh so delicious! I'd probably tone down the tartness since my wife won't eat them otherwise. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
Ok I don't make pastry dough. I haven't made curd. And I used frozen berrys. But these are crazy easy and they go like hotcakes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2017
I made this and I made the lemon curd to go inside of it. I only had strawberries on hand as my black berries aren't ripe but they work just as good. We really enjoyed it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2020
Made it with Apricot pastry filling and sliced strawberries. Loved it. Directions were spot on! Read More