Lemon Tartlettes…

by Jamie on May 13, 2009

Okay I know it’s not Tuesday and I now know this was not this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, but I figured I would still post it! I am a huge procrastinator by nature…I have a theory that I work better under pressure although this hypothesis in completely unproven and this post will attest to that fact.

On Monday I was scrambling around attempting to take care of random tasks when I tried to fit in the TwD recipe. I knew it was a lemon tart and I was too lazy to check the site, so I flipped to the index and located the lemon tart recipe. I cut the recipe in half and ended up with (6) 4 inch tartlettes. After I made the lemon cream and realized it needed to be chilled for at least four hours, I gave up on the recipe and figured I would tie up the loose ends i.e., plate, garnish, photograph on Tuesday afternoon and get it posted. On Tuesday morning I started checking out the TwD posts and thought my filling looked a tad bit different…mine was creamy looking and the photos of this week’s recipe looked almost like lemon curd. I headed over to the TwD site and realized that I had made the wrong recipe. Turns out I had whipped together The Most Extraordinary Lemon Cream Tart instead of the Tartest Lemon Tart…my bad (yeah I just said my bad)!

For the recipe I used Meyer Lemons because that is what I had on hand…Honestly I was not a huge fan the tart I made; however, my co-workers raved over this dessert and requested I bring in the rest of tartlettes the following day! You can rest assured that next week’s recipe will be accurate and posted on time…well…maybe!

If you are interested in this recipe, click here to be linked. Also don’t forget to enter my giveaway by clicking here! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


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Eliana May 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Well you may not have loved it but the tart looks delightful.

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Tracey May 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Even if it was the wrong recipe, it looks perfect! Sorry it wasn’t a favorite. I actually haven’t tried that one yet but my tartest lemon tart for this week was very bitter.

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Maria May 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm

The tartlette looks wonderful!

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Amanda May 13, 2009 at 7:06 pm

LOL I have to laugh because I thought I was the Queen of Procrastination! ;) Funny story, glad your coworkers enjoyed it!

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Pamela May 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Can I just say that your tiny tart is absolutely gorgeous?? Amazing job, no matter which recipe you used.

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Nicole May 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm

yummmmmmm

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The Cooking Photographer May 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

What a lovely shot Jamie!

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The Food Librarian May 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

This is so adorable! It looks so refreshing…no wonder your co-workers wanted more!

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Em May 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm

It looks beautiful, regardless. I’ve made this tart and actually thought it was soooooo good! Glad your co-workers liked it though =)

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chocolatechic May 14, 2009 at 8:10 am

Oh…it looks lovely.

I ended up not making it.

Did you make the BB’s tuna salad?

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oneordinaryday May 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

You must be hard on yourself because that tart is lovely.o

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Debbie May 14, 2009 at 10:59 am

Right or wrong tart, yours look very tasty and pretty!

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oneshotbeyond May 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm

so pretty and dainty!

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Jennifer May 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oh, gosh, I can easily imagine making the same mistake. I actually liked the tartest one more than the cream one, which was very surprising.

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Jennifer May 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm

It looks great!!!! sorry you didnt like it much.

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Ingrid May 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

LOL, wanna hear lazy? I don’t bake cookies because it seems like to much work. I’d rather make bars/squares which are kinda like cookies.

Your tart looks good and I have to tell you ….I start grinning everytime I see the sprigs of mint on your desserts. Weird but I love ‘em!
~ingrid

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Katrina May 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Whoops. Well, it sure looks good and your pictures are lovely.

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pigpigscorner May 16, 2009 at 2:05 am

I would love a few of those pls!!

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Di May 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Your tart looks lovely. That recipe is still one of my favorites–I can just eat the filling with a spoon…which is why I haven’t made it again. =)

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Mermaid Sweets May 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I think I have you beat on queen of procrastination, in fact I am doing that right now! I made this tart for my dad a while back, he was a big fan, but I thought it took a lot of work.

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TeaLady May 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Now we know how that tart will turn out.. Looks lovely.

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