Mini Lemon Curd Tarts

Pucker up with these mini lemon curd tarts! A sweet graham cracker crust pressed into a muffin tin holds the sweet and tangy lemon filling. This easy lemony dessert is perfect for brunch or an after-dinner treat.

Mini Lemon Curd Tarts
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Nutrition Profile:



  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 18 crackers)

  • cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 large egg whites, lightly beaten


  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • cup cold unsalted butter (2 2/3 oz.), cubed

  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated lemon zest

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice


  1. To prepare crusts: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tray with paper liners; lightly coat with cooking spray. Combine crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar and 3 egg whites in a large bowl; stir until well mixed. Place about 3 heaping tablespoons of the mixture into each muffin cup, firmly pressing into the bottom and up the sides.

  2. Bake until lightly browned and set, about 12 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 10 minutes. Remove the crusts from the pan; remove and discard the liners. Place the crusts on a large plate.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare filling: Whisk eggs, egg yolks, sugar, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice together in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium heatproof bowl.

  4. Divide the lemon curd among the crusts (about 2 tablespoons each). Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

To make ahead

Refrigerate tarts, covered, for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Vitamin A 403IU 8%
Sodium 143mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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