With spring in full bloom and Easter less than a month away, I'm sure many of you are planning parties, gatherings with friends and holiday dinners. If you'll be entertaining this spring, these Lemon Tarts with White Chocolate Icing will be perfect for your event!
My goal was to make a light dessert that wasn't overly rich or heavy and lemon seemed to be the best flavor to capture the "flavor" of spring. Combine that with Puff Pastry Sheets and this dessert is perfection! I finished them with a drizzle of white chocolate and lemon icing.
In a couple of weeks, we'll be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at our home and I'm planning to make these for the party. I'm pretty sure the kids and parents are all going to love these delicious, light, and flaky desserts!
For this batch, I also shared them with our friends and church and they were a huge hit! Everybody loved them!
Lemon Tarts with White Chocolate Icing
These tarts are really easy to make - with only a handful of ingredients and using Puff Pastry is so much easier than you think! Just add a filling like Lemon Curd to the Puff Pastry Sheets, bake, and then top with a delicious glaze. So good and very impressive for guests.
Many of the guests for the Easter Egg Hunt will be kids, so I decided to cut these into fun shapes and colored the icing to make them really festive for Easter and Spring. But you could just as easily cut them into rectangles or squares or all circles and leave the icing white for a slightly more "elegant" look.
But if you decide to do shapes like I did, here's a fun hack for you. Take the scraps and cut them into strips as best you can (any shape will really work). Then twist them and bake those too! The kids gobbled these up right out of the oven! There's no good reason to waste perfectly good Puff Pastry Sheets.
Okay - let me show you how I made these.
How to make the tarts...
Start by following the directions on the box and letting the Puff Pastry come to room temperature. If you're unsure, here's the instructions:Puff Pastry should unfold easily but still be cold after thawing. To thaw at room temperature, remove pastry sheet(s) from the box and outer wrapping. Thaw pastry sheet(s) until the pastry unfolds easily, no more than 40 minutes. Thaw time may vary. (NEW Quick Thaw) To thaw in the microwave, remove 1 pastry sheet from the box and outer wrapping and wrap in a paper towel. Microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds. Turn the pastry sheet over. Microwave for another 15 seconds. If pastry doesn’t unfold easily, microwave for another 5 seconds on each side.