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Lemon Tarts


Prepared tart crusts cut prep time for these sweet lemon tarts. A microwave readies the filling in just minutes. The hard part? Waiting for the filling to set!

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  • 2 x 275g pkts frozen sweet tart crusts
  • 60 g butter
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 35 g (1/4 cup) cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • 1 egg


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Step 1
Bake the tart crusts following packet directions or until light golden.
Step 2
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl on High/800watts/100% for 40 seconds. Whisk in the sugar, cornflour and custard powder to make a paste. Cook on High/800watts/100% for 40 seconds.
Step 3
Whisk in water. Cook on High/800watts/ 100% for 40 seconds. Whisk in lemon juice. Cook on High/800watts/100% for 1 minute. Whisk. Repeat until the mixture thickens slightly. Whisk in the milk, then the egg. Cook on High/800watts/100% for 40 seconds.
Step 4
Pour the mixture among the tart cases. Set aside for 30 minutes to set.


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