Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

Well we finally got some sunshine today and it's beginning to feel a bit like summer should feel! Yayy!!! I took advantage of the sunshine and whipped up a really quick little dessert for the Toddster and I to enjoy . . .

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

I'm almost embarassed to call it a recipe . . . they are such a doddle to put together . . .

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

But it's also nice to know that if you keep some pre-baked tartlet dessert pastry cases in the cupboard . . . along with some double cream in the fridge and some lemon curd . . .

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

not to mention sweet summer berries . . .

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

then you can make an impressive dessert lickety split!!
Almost instantaneously actually.
But don't tell anyone . . . let them think you slaved all day to create these tasty little delights!!

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

It's only a little lie . . . I think you could also fold the lemon curd into thick Greek yogurt if you were wanting to watch the calories a bit more and it would be every bit as scrummy.

Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets

*Simple Summer Berry and Lemon Tartlets*
Makes 4
Printable Recipe

These are so simple and so tasty. People will think you slaved away for hours to make them. Little do they know . . . you cheated!

1 small punnet of blueberries (about 1 cup)
1 small punnet of raspberries (about 1 cup)
4 individual medium sweet pastry cases (about 3 inches in diameter)
225ml of double cream
3 dessert spoons of lemon curd

Whip the cream until it just begins to mound. Gently swirl the lemon curd throughout. I like to leave streaks of lemon curd. Divide it equally between the four pastry cases. Top with the berries and serve immediately.


  1. These are adorable, not to mention perfect for summer!

  2. Those look delicious. I must make these soon!

  3. I love berries and I love tartlets. In fact, I'm serving this for tea with my lassies this weekend. But it's going to be Greek yoghurt for me. I am definitely counting the calories. Cheerio!

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  5. I made these today for afternoon tea. There is no such thing as pre-made shells here, so I made my own shortcrust bases. And I decided to use Greek yoghurt rather than the whipped cream to make them lighter. I find that it has a nice, creamy texture anyway and I like the bit of tang you get with it.

    They were a tasty bite and we shamelessly scoffed the lot! Yum and so easy to do. Even easier if you had the pastry cases already.


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