Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

These Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries are so creamy, dreamy and the perfect Summertime treat!  Ok, well, it’s not officially Summer just yet, but we can certainly dream (or at least pretend that it is through our food, can’t we?)  These are so easy to prepare as I used pre-made pastry shells.  You just make a simple lemon curd, fold it into some whipped cream and top with the season’s freshest berries you can get your little hands on.  Drizzling with white chocolate is optional, but not really 🙂

Pretty exciting news, you guys!  As you all probably know,  Canada just had Victoria Day weekend and now the US have their upcoming Memorial Day weekend…so basically it’s the unofficial start of the summer season!  A big yay to that!  In celebration of this, I’ve teamed up with fellow food bloggers to bring you guys 50 recipe ideas for all those delicious Summer bbqs and get-togethers you’re gonna have!   All of the recipe links for our Great Blogger BBQ round-up is below;  you should check them all out ’cause they are completely delicious and you’re gonna wanna taste each and every dish!

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

So, here I’ve brought you a simple recipe that would be a great addition to any Summertime bbq – Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries!  It was such a great opportunity to be part of this collaboration with such awesome food bloggers!  And who doesn’t love Summer and all the good things that go along with it, right?  Warmer weather, grilling, picnics, produce so plentiful…especially berries 😉

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Though Newfoundland blueberries are not in season just yet, they are simply the best (but I’m a little biased, of course) and I would have used them if they were.  So for this recipe I used regular ol’ store bought, which is completely fine.  Newfoundland has the sweetest, juiciest berries around.  Growing up, there was a field alongside my home and they were so plentiful.  You could just go out and grab them by the handful.  How cool is that?

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

In Newfoundland we have some pretty awesome things and if you were ever to visit, I would recommend some places to go…granted a lot of them involve food ’cause I live for the food life 😛  Just to name a few things that would be awesome to do & see –

  • Visit Cape Spear and take in the gorgeous scenery.  There’s a little lighthouse there and did you know that Cape Spear is the most Easterly part of North America?
  • Hike Signal Hill – this is a landmark in Newfoundland’s capital city, St. John’s, and overlooks the city.  And, get this, Signal Hill was where the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received by Guglielmo Marconi!  Did you also know that St. John’s is the oldest city in North America?
  • Visit Ferryland for a picnic.  There’s beautiful scenery of sloping hills and ocean.  You get a blanket and  get to choose from a scratch-made picnic, consisting of lemonade, dessert, salad and sandwich (or, of course, pack your own).  Hubby and I have visited a couple of times and it’s so good!!
  • Berry picking!  Wild berries as far as the eye can see, or as far as you are willing to walk, lol.  Then, go ahead and make these Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries 😉  Talk about fresh!
  • George Street – a small street in downtown St. John’s that has so many bars and pubs.  A definite must visit with so much character and lots of fun!
  • Get ‘Screeched in’ – First Time visitors can go to a pub and kiss a cod, followed by some Newfoundland Screech (aka rum).  How fun is that, lol?
  • Go to the Duke and have fish-n-chips with dressing-n-gravy.  Dressing, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is similar to stuffing, but it’s made with savoury (and lots of butter, typically).
  • Go whale watching in Bay Bulls.  Take a boat tour and see some whales!
  • Visit a couple of local breweries.   Quidi Vidi Brewery – a Newfoundland based brewing company and you can take tours and sample their beers.  Woo hoo!  Another great one is Yellow Belly Brewery . This place has a lovely pub, brews their own beer, and has various levels within the restaurant, including the ‘Underbelly’, which they consider a ‘speakeasy’ serving a variety of whiskey, port and the like.
  • Downtown St. John’s in Newfoundland has a wicked food scene.  So many great restaurants.  Raymond’s , for example, won ‘Best New Restaurant’ a few years back.  Another restaurant which is a lot  more chill is The  Adelaide Oyster House.  You will find some of the best tapas around.  The  cod tacos are out of this world.  I can’t even. So good.

Anyways…continuing onto these Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries 🙂  Try them as soon as you can; they are soooo quick and easy to assemble and really delicious. And you know what?  Quick to assemble means quicker to eat 😀 ! They won’t last long.   It’s a great little activity, too, to get any kiddos involved.  A couple of points, though-

  • After making the lemon curd, let it cool in the refrigerator completely before gently adding to the whipped cream.
  • After baking the tarts per package instructions, let cool completely before adding the lemon cream

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

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Hope you all like this recipe for Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries and those recipes of my fellow food bloggers (all recipes and links are below).   I’m sure you will! Take care & chit chat again soon 🙂

50 recipes for the perfect summer get-together! Whether you're planning a barbecue, picnic, or outdoor party, check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to go with your BBQ! #greatbloggerBBQ

50 recipes for the perfect summer get-together! Whether you're planning a barbecue, picnic, or outdoor party, check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to go with your BBQ! #greatbloggerBBQ

Appetizers

Korean BBQ Tofu Sliders with Kimchi Slaw by Hello Little Home
Corn, Black Bean, and Feta Dip by Lizzy is Dizzy
Crab, Bacon & Guacamole Crostinis by That Square Plate

Cocktails and Drinks

Blackberry Gin Slush by The Speckled Palate
Homemade Lemonade by Winstead Wandering
Blood Orange Mocktail by Body Rebooted
Fleur Collins Cocktail by Hungry Girl por Vida
Fourth of July Sparkler by Mixplorology
Black Stripe Cold Rum Cocktail by Honey and Birch
Fresh Watermelon Mojito by Twin Stripe
Mint Hibiscus Lemonade by The Little Epicurean
Wine Slushy by Living Well Kitchen
Basil Gin Lemonade by Glisten and Grace

Entrées

Salt Plate Shrimp by The Mexitalian
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burgers by Simple and Savory
Roasted Vegetable Grilled Pizza with Garlic Herb Oil by Ciao Chow Bambina
Memphis Style Pulled Pork by Two Places at Once
Balsamic & Honey Chicken Skewers with Strawberry-Kiwi Salsa by No Spoon Necessary
Amazing Basic Spice Rub for Grilling by An Oregon Cottage
Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs by PasadenaDaisy
Smoked Porchetta Pork Loin by Tasty Ever After
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork by Appeasing a Food Geek
Peach Barbecue Sauce by The Beach House Kitchen
Tuna Stuffed Sweet Peppers by SugarLoveSpices
Herb Marinated Steak Gyros Plates with Tomato-Onion Salad and Green Tahini Sauce by Feed Me Phoebe
Marinated Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn and Cherry Salad by Domesticate ME!
Sweet & Sour Chicken Kebabs by Tastefully Frugal

Side Dishes

Caprese Pasta Salad by Club Narwhal
Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad by Two Sisters Kitchens
Coconut Milk Mac & Cheese by A Little Gathering
Cherry Quinoa Salad by Food Lovin Family
Cheddar, Corn and Bacon Potato Salad by Family Food on the Table
Lemon Rocket Pasta Salad by Lauren Caris Cooks
Green Goddess Potato Salad by Love & Flour
Red White & Blue Watergate Salad by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Zesty Potato Skewers by Pamela Salzman
Quinoa Tabouli by A Fork’s Tale

Desserts

Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake by Feast + West
Strawberry Beer Floats by bethcakes
Cherry Cheesecake Dessert by The Little Blonde Baker
Light Berry Angel Food Cake by The Creative Bite
Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries by Girl Heart Food
Fresh Strawberry Muffins by Spiced
Lemon Pie Sundae by Flavours & Frosting
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes by Dash of Herbs
Grasshopper Pie by 2 Cookin’ Mamas
Berry Mango Smoothie Pops by HÄLSA Nutrition
Mixed Berry Vanilla Bean Cake by Cake ‘n Knife
No Churn Cookies and Cream Strawberry Ice Cream by The Secret Ingredient Is
Coconut Blueberry & Vodka Ice Pops by Nik Snacks
Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Greek Yogurt Ice Pops by Beer Girl Cooks
Cherry & Rhubarb Tart by Crepes of Wrath

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Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries
These Lemon Cream Tarts are such an easy to make Summertime treat! Pre-made pastry shells used in this recipe is quite the time saver! The Lemon Cream filling is a perfect combination of sweet and tart and combines homemade lemon curd and freshly whipped cream. Plus, there's little bursts of berries in each bite. Sure to be a recipe you'll make again and again!
Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 45-60 minutes
Servings
tarts
Ingredients
Lemon Curd
Whipped Cream
Garnishes, etc
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 45-60 minutes
Servings
tarts
Ingredients
Lemon Curd
Whipped Cream
Garnishes, etc
Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries
Instructions
Lemon Curd
  1. In a pot on stove top on low heat melt butter. Stir in salt and sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, zest, and egg yolks.
  3. Place mixture back on heat, whisk and cook until mixture coats back of spoon, about 5 minutes. Don't boil. Strain through fine mesh sieve to remove any egg solids. Let cool completely in refrigerator before folding into cream. While the curd is cooling, bake pastry shells per package instructions and then let cool. Lay to one side.
Whipped Cream
  1. In a stand mixer, add cream and sugar. Whisk on medium high for about 2-3 minutes or until you have stiff peaks.
To Assemble Tarts
  1. A cup at a time, add curd to whipped cream. GENTLY fold in. Equally distribute lemon cream among tarts, top with a few berries and drizzle with melted white chocolate or sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To melt white chocolate, place in a microwave safe bowl and heat for about 1-2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute until chocolate is melted.   Don't overheat.  Or you can just sprinkle chocolate shavings over top.  Your choice...both is delicious.

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65 thoughts on “Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

  1. Maddy says:

    Dawn! This is amazing. First of all, I don’t know much about Newfoundland and am happy to know just how much there is to do there! I’ve never been berry picking and would LOVE to try it out.
    I always make lemon cheesecake squares with blueberries and they are super yummy. This recipe is right up my alley and perfect for summer! I’ll let you know how it goes when I make these. I have the perfect occasion coming up! 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank-you so much, Maddy!! There’s certainly lots to do and see here 🙂 You can spend so much time berry picking and not even realize how much time has gone by. Very relaxing and lots of exercise too 😉 Especially good if it’s followed by baking, lol. Though, it’s also nice to eat the berries just as they are.
      The lemon cheesecake squares with blueberries sound delicious…something I would love for sure! I’m so happy you like the recipe and excited to know that you’re gonna try it out! And, yes, I would love to hear how it works out for you!! Thanks so much for the lovely comment and have a great week!

  2. Amanda@craftycookingmama says:

    Ohhhh….these tarts look absolutely wonderful – I’m a sucker for all things lemon! I’ve always wanted to visit Newfoundland & Cape Spear – definitely on my to see list. The highest north I’ve been on the East Coast is Maine, so I’m slowly working my way up 🙂

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! Me too; LOVE lemon! Well, I’m sure if you do visit, you will love it. Definitely try some fish-n-chips too! Thanks for the comments and have a great week, girl 🙂

  3. Kevin | Keviniscooking says:

    No cod kissing for me but that Downtown St. John’s food scene sounds up my alley as does the fish and chips and whale watching. One day I must come visit and I know the perfect guide!
    Love these lemony little guys – which means you can have several, right? All from fresh berries you get to pick, how cool is that. Great round up of recipes… time to go investigate! Cheers Dawn!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      It is pretty awesome, Kevin and I know that you would love it! Definitely have several of these tarts. After all, each one is practically just one bite 😉 Happy you like the recipe and the round-up. Thanks so much, Kevin 🙂 Happy Saturday!!

  4. Lisa says:

    I have never been to Newfoundland but I definitely want to go! It seems like such a great place from all the Newfoundlanders that I know. I did attend a screeching-in party hosted here in NS by a Newfoundland classmate of mine and I did kiss a cod. So there are pictures of that circulating out there somewhere! lol

    Speaking of pictures, your lemon cream tarts are picture perfect cute! Love your recipe and I am going to check out all the other great recipes that are included in the round-up! Pinning for sure 🙂
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  5. Natanja says:

    I love these cute tartelettes! They basically combine everything I love and they are gorgeous too.
    But wait a minute…did you say “kiss a cod”? Haha I think all the rum in the world wouldn’t get me to do that, even if I had it BEFOREHAND 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks Natanja! Yes, I did say ‘kiss a cod’. It’s a little thing first time visitors can do when they come to the province. Not necessary, of course, but just a little tradition. It’s a while process. I agree….kissing a cod is not something I would want to do either, lol 😀 Have a great weekend!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Oh my goodness, Karrie!! THANK-YOU so much!!! You’re the best! I really appreciate it, girl! Easy recipes are great, aren’t they? You can visit any time! I KNOW we’d have a blast!! Talk about fun, right?! Thanks for the sweet comments & have a wicked holiday weekend! xo

  6. Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom says:

    Summertime sweet treat indeed! I’m not a huge dessert person, but I LOVE berry tarts! I will pick that over something chocolatey any day of the week! You seriously can’t beat a lemon cream paired with fresh berries! These looks gorgeous!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I agree, Kathleen! You certainly can’t beat that combo. So fresh and light for the warmer Summer months (although still waiting for that around here yet, lol). Thanks so much for the kind comment 🙂

  7. David @ Spiced says:

    I would love to visit Newfoundland sometime, Dawn! But kissing a cod? I dunno know about that one…haha! I would, however, gladly kiss one of these lemon cream tarts. (And by kiss, I mean shove my face into it.) I’ve always loved picking wild berries, and I’m currently on a never-ending quest to find a wild blackberry bush somewhere near my house here in upstate NY. There has to be one somewhere…I know it… 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Hahaha! I know what you mean, David. I wouldn’t want to kiss a cod, either. Luckily, being from here I don’t have to, lol. Yeah, pretty easy to eat those tarts. And they’re so tiny, it’s hard not to eat a bunch 🙂 Wild berries are the best, aren’t they? Good luck on your search for a blackberry bush! I’m sure you’ll have fun trying to find it and perhaps a picnic (or two) along the way 😉

  8. lucie says:

    Shame Newfoundland is nowhere near England, it sounds like THE most awesome place ever! And those tarts though! Lemon, cream and berries? Droooooooling over here! And they are the cutest little things too!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      It most certainly is awesome, Lucie! Lots of things to see, do and our own unique recipes, but we do love our fish-n-chips like you guys ;)Thanks for the comment 🙂 Happy you like the recipe, girl!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks very much, Miriam! I could just about eat all of ’em myself, lol. Newfoundland is pretty amazing. I’m sure you would love it! Thanks for the sweet comments and have a great weekend 🙂

  9. Tracy | Baking Mischief says:

    All those summer activities make me want to visit Newfoundland. I clicked on that whale watching link–I didn’t know Newfoundland had puffins!! (I don’t know where I thought puffins lived, but it wasn’t Canada 😉 ) Now I want to visit even more!

    These tarts look amazing. I love the lemon and berry combo and the white chocolate is just a delightful bonus. I’m not a summer person, but I guess it can be summer if I get to eat these with it. 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Hahaha! Little chuckle out of that one 😀 Lots to see around here, that’s for sure!

      Thanks so much, Tracy! I think my favourite season is probably Fall, but Summer would be second for sure. I love the crisp, cool air of September/October….not too warm/not too cold. Thanks for the lovely comments 🙂 Have a great upcoming weekend, girl!

  10. Demeter | Beaming Baker says:

    Wait, it’s not summertime yet?? Dang it! Oh well, who cares when you’ve got a big, BIG plate of these tarts? Can I just say, these are the cutest tarts ever?? I also love that you gave us all a break by using pre-made pastry shells. Girl… heating the oven up in the summer can be a bit uncomfortable. Just sayin’. Even I have to give this oven a break!
    Congrats on the big news! I love this incredible, 50 recipe party. Oh yeah!
    Also, I’m gonna have to bookmark of these exciting spots to hit up if I’m ever in Newfoundland. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what else you whip up this summer Dawn. xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Nope, not quite Summer yet – but that means we still have it to look forward to, right ;)?! Thanks so much, Demeter! I know, the pastry shells are quite the little time saver and it certainly beats turning the oven on on warmer days, that’s for sure!
      It was lovely participating in the Great Blogger BBQ. So fun! You most certainly should bookmark those places to visit. I know you would love each and every one of them. And there’s loads more suggestions where that came from 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comments, girl, and have yourself a beautiful weekend! xo

  11. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    What a delicious little dessert! Seriously. I adore this and your use of lemon and berries for the summer months. These would be SO wonderful to consume after being outside for hours in the summer heat. Also? Your list of things to do in Newfoundland made me smile because 1. I’ve never been to Canada, 2. I want to go, and 3. SUCH fantastic ideas for people near and far! Your food suggestions make me smile because my travel is always centered around the food I want to try. 😉

    Thanks so much for participating in the Great Blogger BBQ with us today! This has been SO much fun!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank-you, Erin! So happy you like the recipe 🙂 I’m sure you would love it here. There are definitely lots of unique dishes to try and the scenery is gorgeous. So much to do and see. Maybe one day, you’ll get an opportunity to visit!

      Thanks so much again for the opportunity to participate in the Great Blogger BBQ. I really enjoyed it and it was lovely meeting new fellow bloggers. Hope to do it again soon! Have a lovely upcoming holiday weekend!

  12. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I’ve never had a Newfoundland berry before… hmm maybe you should ship me some when they are in season because I’m all for some spectacularly sweet berries! 😉 LOVE these little tarts, Dawn! I just adore anything mini, fresh fruit is where it is at and I’ll eat that lemon cream by the spoonful! These beauties are totally winning and perfect for the holiday (well.. the US holiday) weekend. Cheers, dear! xo
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      They are awesome! Like, seriously, the best. Even better when they are picked myself right from the bush. Thanks Cheyanne! I love mini food too….just too cute. Something about it, isn’t it? Though, I would definitely eat my fair share, lol. And eating the lemon cream by the spoonful? Yeap, I’ve done that 😀 Have a lovely long holiday weekend, friend! Lots of chilling!! xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I don’t blame you, Annie! It is so beautiful there! You could sit there all day and take in the beautiful sites while munching away on your picnic. Thanks for the comments, girl!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks Kathryn! YES, definitely! They are only small, so you could certainly eat more than one or two and not feel the least bit guilty about it 😉 They certainly didn’t last long when I made them. Plus, there’s berries and lemon in there so it’s basically like you’re eating a piece of fruit 😀 😀 I’m sure you would love Newfoundland 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment and Pin. xo

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