How to Make Mini Fruit Tartlets With Lemon Curd Mousse

An easy recipe from scratch of a shortbread flakey pie tartlet with light and fluffy lemon curd mousse. Full recipe: annezca.blogspot.ca/2015/01/m…

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How to Make Mini Fruit Tartlets With Lemon Curd Mousse  Recipe
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In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup vegetable shortening

In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup vegetable shortening

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Add 1 tbsp water

Add 1 tbsp water

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Mix together with spatula

Mix together with spatula

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To this vegetable shortening mixture, add brown sugar.

To this vegetable shortening mixture, add brown sugar.

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and mix well.

and mix well.

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Add icing sugar to mixing bowl

Add icing sugar to mixing bowl

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Mix together well.

Mix together well.

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Add all-purpose flour to mixture.

Add all-purpose flour to mixture.

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Mix well, it will look crumbly initially, just continue mixing.

Mix well, it will look crumbly initially, just continue mixing.

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Continue mixing

Continue mixing

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This is the texture you should have.

This is the texture you should have.

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Roll into little 1/2 inch balls and place into mini cupcake tray.

Roll into little 1/2 inch balls and place into mini cupcake tray.

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Fill your cupcake tray with these 1/2 inch balls.

Fill your cupcake tray with these 1/2 inch balls.

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Place in freezer for 10 minutes to firm up the dough.

Place in freezer for 10 minutes to firm up the dough.

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Remove from the freezer and use your finger and lightly press to the edges

Remove from the freezer and use your finger and lightly press to the edges

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Your cupcake tray is now ready to go in the oven!

Your cupcake tray is now ready to go in the oven!

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Bake for 12 minutes, check on it at the 8 minute mark. It should slightly brown.

Bake for 12 minutes, check on it at the 8 minute mark. It should slightly brown.

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Take your tartlets out of the oven.

Take your tartlets out of the oven.

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Use the back of a tablespoon and make indentations.

Use the back of a tablespoon and make indentations.

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Tis is what it should look like, allow to cool before removing

Tis is what it should look like, allow to cool before removing

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Next we are going to create the lemon curd. Setup a double boiler, which is water in a sauce pan and heat-proof bowl.

Next we are going to create the lemon curd. Setup a double boiler, which is water in a sauce pan and heat-proof bowl.

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Add egg to the heat proof bowl.

Add egg to the heat proof bowl.

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Add sugar

Add sugar

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Mix together in the double boiler.

Mix together in the double boiler.

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Mix until well combined.

Mix until well combined.

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Measure out 1/4 cup butter

Measure out 1/4 cup butter

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and melt in microwave, add to double boiler mixture.

and melt in microwave, add to double boiler mixture.

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Add lemon juice and lemon grate peel

Add lemon juice and lemon grate peel

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Add a 1/2 pinch salt.

Add a 1/2 pinch salt.

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Stir occasionally as it it cooks over simmering water for 15 minutes.

Stir occasionally as it it cooks over simmering water for 15 minutes.

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Eventually this is the texture and colour of your homemade lemon curd! Put in a container & store for up to 1 week. Next step we'll make the lemon curd mousse.

Eventually this is the texture and colour of your homemade lemon curd! Put in a container & store for up to 1 week. Next step we'll make the lemon curd mousse.

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Measure out your heavy whipping cream.

Measure out your heavy whipping cream.

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Whip until you get nice medium peaks, DO NOT overwhip as this will separate the elements of the whipping cream.

Whip until you get nice medium peaks, DO NOT overwhip as this will separate the elements of the whipping cream.

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Add 4 tbsp of lemon curd to your whipping cream.

Add 4 tbsp of lemon curd to your whipping cream.

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Use a spatula to fold the ingredients together. You can add more or less lemon curd until the mousse is to your desired taste.

Use a spatula to fold the ingredients together. You can add more or less lemon curd until the mousse is to your desired taste.

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This is the consistency you should have when you're done.

This is the consistency you should have when you're done.

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Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

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Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

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Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

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Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

Fill your mini tartlets with the lemon curd mousse and top with a field berry.

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