Lemon Curd Tartlets

One word: YUM! 🙂

I made the tartlets in a muffin tin, which is way cheaper than buying extra tartlet forms. They look a bit … eh … rustic.

I made the lemon curd last week – it was very easy and not at all difficult. As with custard, you have to make sure to put the heat on low and to keep stirring, stirring, stirring until the butter-sugar-egg-lemon juice mixture begins to thicken.

Since the curd itself is rather tart, I decided to mellow the sharpness of the lemon by bedding the curd on sweetened cream cheese when I filled the tartlets.

This was definitely one of my better ideas. 🙂