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Chocolaty lemon tartlets

The recipe I’m sharing is from my favourite cookbook ever. I made these chocolaty lemon tartlets shells using almond flour and then filling them with the best lemon curd I have ever had. Honestly, it is truly delicious!

I hope you like them!

Lemon tartlets (GF, Paleo)

Chocolaty tartlets made with almond flour and filled with the best lemon curd I have ever had!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 6 Tartlets


  • Candy thermometer
  • 7.5 mm (3-inches) tartlet pan with removable bottom


Lemon Curd

  • ½ (120 ml) cup Lemon juice
  • ½ (120 ml) cup Honey
  • 3 Large Egg yolks
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 Tbsp Palm shortening

Crust base

  • 1 ¼ (130gr) cup Almond flour
  • ⅓ (35g) cup Cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp Maple sugar
  • ¼ (45g) cup Palm shortening
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 1 tbsp Cold water
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract


Crust base

  • Preheat the oven to 160 °C (320 °F).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, maple sugar, and salt until blended. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until a soft dough has formed. Gather up the dough, wrap in plastic, and chill for about 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into six equal portions and shape into the tartlet pans to a thickness of about 3 mm (⅛ inch).
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or till golden all over.
    TIP: Times can vary according to the thickness of the dough. For best results, rotate the pans halfway through baking.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool in the pans, and then gently remove from the pans.

Lemon Curd

  • Set aside a medium-sized bowl and a fine-mesh sieve. Bring about 5 cms (2 inches) of water to a simmer in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • In a large heatproof bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, maple syrup, egg yolks, whole eggs, and salt. Whisk in the shortening by the tablespoon, then place the bowl over the simmering water and continue whisking till completely melted. Continue heating the mixture, whisking constantly, till it thickens and reaches about 76 °C (170 °F) on a candy thermometer, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Pour the curd through the fine-mesh sieve and chill. It will thicken further as it cools.
  • Lemon curd can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.
Keyword Gluten Free, Paleo
About Author

Hello! My name is Laura. I'm a nutrition counsellor and lifestyle coach. With a flair for food and cooking, you'll find me making a mess in my kitchen creating and photographing colourful meals.