3-ingredient lemon tarts

3-ingredient lemon tarts

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  • Makes 12
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes
  • 25 minutes

All you need to make this easy lemon tart recipe is puff pastry, lemon juice and condensed milk! It's a fast pudding that's fun to make with the kids.


  • 2 x 250 g Woolworths frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 x 385 g can condensed milk
  • 4 T lemon juice
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut each pastry sheet into 6 rounds of about 7 cm in diameter.

2. Place the rounds on a baking tray and bake for 15–25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

3. While the pastry is baking, mix the condensed milk and lemon juice, then chill until the puff pastry is cool.

4. Use a spoon to gently push down the puff pastry and fill with the condensed milk. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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Photographs: Andrea Van Der Spuy
Food assistants: Bianca Strydom and Irinja Bekker

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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    Lois Carol Wessels
    June 21, 2022

    Another awesome Q & E recipe – thank you

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    palesa jessica
    June 9, 2021

    Wow i love lemon tarts