Emma and Lemon Tarts

Masterpiece did a nice job with their version of Emma. I thought they did I a good job fleshing out the characters and for the most part I liked everything on the same plain in comparison to the other versions. ….from what I remember anyways –It’s been a while!  And of course, I also enjoyed getting together with friends. Always nice. 🙂

Thought I’d share what dessert I brought. Not from Recipes for Life (the cookbook I’m starting Monday) but this recipe is healthy nevertheless.

Lemon Tarts

Tart Shells:

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 t. salt
3/4 c. butter
2 t. coconut oil
1/3 c. buttermilk

Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter and coconut oil, using a pastry blender until particles are size of small peas.

Mix in buttermilk until flour is moistened and pastry leaves side of bowl. Divide in half and freeze one portion for a later use.

Roll remaining dough into 13 in. circle. Cut into 8-4 1/2 in circles, re-rolling pastry scraps if necessary.

Heat oven to 475. Fit circles over backs of medium lightly greased muffin cups, 2 1/4 X 1 1/4 in, or 6-oz custard cups,  pastry should fit closely. Prick pastry thoroughly with fork to prevent puffing. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 min. or until light brown.  Cool. 

Lemon Filling:

1/4 c. honey
1/8 c. maple syrup
3 T arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. water
1 T butter
1 t. grated lemon peel
1/4 c. lemon juice

Mix honey, maple syrup and salt in 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Gradually stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 min.; remove from heat.

Stir in butter and lemon peel until butter is melted. Gradually stir in lemon juice.  Pour into tart shells and cover with plastic wrap to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until set.

Whipped topping

Maple syrup, to taste

Beat cream on high until high peaks form. Stir in maple syrup. Top cooled lemon tarts with whipped cream topping.


1 Comment »

  1. wolfsrosebud Said:

    Sounds yummy. I will need to try it, since everyone loves lemon treats. Thanks.

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