Lemon Tarts are the perfect balance between the sourness and sweet and are one amazing dessert option especially if you are looking for bite-sized desserts!
This is one of those recipes which was being begged to get a picture taken first! Doesn’t that yellow look amazing, drizzled with those sprinkles that my son put on them and a little red cherry in the center? I almost feel like reaching out to those lemon tarts in the picture!
And I love lemon tarts for the balance of sweet and sour they bring. I made them for a play date my son had and these were enjoyed by both the mums and the kids, equally.
I love adding lemon or any kind of zest to desserts. I believe they impart a special taste to the sweet dishes and sure take the taste to another level. In fact, I do have a lot of recipes on the blog which use zest or just any citrus fruit as a base for desserts. Like this Madeleine which has lemon zest and lemon syrup coating on it!
Lemon tarts are supposed to have originated in France and are known as Tarte Au Citron. Menton is one of the few places in France where lemons grow and this is supposed to be the place where the best lemon tarts are available. The city also has a Lemon Festival every year, with colourful parades, whose floats are decorated with citrus fruits. While I was reading about this Lemon Festival, I discovered that many tons of citrus fruits are used to make these floats and the festival is a very popular tourist attraction. The festival started in 1934 and draws over 230,000 visitors annually! Some of the floats are known to be over 10 metres high! Jeez! Now that would use a lot of citrus fruits, isn’t it?
Anyway, coming back to the recipe of my lemon tart, which is sure as pretty as it can get 🙂