Lemon Chess Tartlets

My first attempt at making pastry of any kind. I am usually baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies etc. They were so fun to make. So pretty to see. And so delicious to taste.

As this was a first attempt and also I am watching my weight so I made just enough for everyone to taste. haha, i know it sounds like a joke that i m watching my weight and baking such stuff at the same time, but thats how i am. I would skip a meal to enjoy my baked goods 😉

The ingredient list makes just about 10-12 mini tarts. Recipe can be doubled or quadrupled according to requirement.


For the crust

  • 2 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 80 gms all purpose flour

For the filling

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 20 gms unsalted butter


To make the crust

Mix cream cheese and butter with a mixer until creamy n fluffy. Reduce mixer speed, add flour gradually and mix until just combined.

Make balls (10-12) using the dough about 1 tablespoon per ball. Place balls on a baking sheet. Cover and chill for half an hour.

To make the filling

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease muffins cups. Place 1 dough ball into each cup. Press it to the base and sides of the cup to create the base of the tart with little walls.

Whisk together egg, sugar, melted butter, lemon juice. Fill each pastry shell.

Bake for bout ten minutes or until the filling is set and the edges turn golden brown.

Cool for about 10 minutes on wire rack before taking out the cups. Cool a bit further before taking out tarts.





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