How to make raspberry and lemon tarts

Since making our sea-change to the Sunshine Coast, we’ve changed the way we shop.

Rather than Woolworths or Coles being the one stop for all groceries, these days we buy meat from butchers and fruit and veg from the weekly farmer’s markets. It’s these that determine what’s on the table during the week – and especially what I bake on the weekend.

Berries – especially strawberries – have been super cheap of late. We’ve also been able to get raspberries at substantially less than what we used to pay for them in Sydney. These berries haven’t been transported miles and subjected to a heap of cold storage, so they taste the way they’re meant to taste.

While cranachan is always a good (and simple) idea for raspberries, these little lemon and raspberry tarts are a quick, no cook, cheatie dessert.

All you need are some pre-made mini tart shells (or brandy snap shells), a bottle of decent lemon curd, a small tub of creme fraiche, and a punnet of raspberries.

Mix the lemon curd and creme fraiche together. It is one of those luscious mixes that you can’t help but stick your finger into. Now pop a few berries at the bottom of the tart, spoon over the lemony cream, and top with a few more strawberries. If you want to be really clever, melt a little dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and drizzle this over the top.

Seriously easy, and seriously scrummy. Oh, and if you’re avoiding gluten for whatever reason, this looks really pretty with some berries folded into the lemony cream and served in a little glass bowl with raspberries on top.


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Author: Jo

Author, baker, sunrise chaser

23 thoughts

  1. Yum, I would love to devour one of these tarts right now (and it’s only breakfast time!) They sound pretty simple to make and I like simple. Thanks for sharing with us. #TeamLovinLife

    1. I’m not a sweet eater, but I love lemons & I love raspberries….put them together and…you can guess the rest!

  2. I don’t ‘do’ berries cos, well…. fruit, but the lemon tarts sound kinda nice.

    I don’t really go to any markets here though we have some fresh food ones and I know people go and buy fruit and veges etc there. I used to go to the Powerhouse Markets in Brisbane when I lived there – although (unsurprisingly) I didn’t buy fruit and vege, but rather exciting dips and pastes and gluten-free stuff. It was in the day before a lot of delis stocked that sort of thing and they were all made by boutique suppliers.

  3. I love going to the farmer’s markets!! These little tarts look so delicious! Thanks for sharing how to make them with us! I’m hungry now! #TeamLovinLife

  4. I can’t look at those tarts because I am doing a little gut reboot at the moment so no sugar or gluten or dairy! But I agree the Sunshine Coast has so many great markets and providores and Coles and Woollies seem to be getting crappier and crappier every day. We plan to move to the Sunny Coast when we sell here. Can’t wait!

    1. I so should be doing one of those reboots, but, yeah, maybe… It’s certainly a great place to live – we don’t regret a single thing.

  5. I noticed that strawberries were extremely cheap when we were up there. It took a while for those prices to hit the southerners but just this week strawberries came on sale down here as well. Woot!

  6. These tarts look so good, Jo. It’s summer here so I’ve been able to go to a few farmers’ markets. Most of them are outdoors and have music in the park at the same time, such a treat!

    1. It’s one of the things I like the best too – the local indie style artists every Saturday morning. It’s a perfect way to start the weekend.

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