Lemon Curd Tassies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup butter, softened
<br>- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
<br>- 3  eggs
<br>- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
<br>- ⅓ cup lemon juice
<br>- ¼ cup butter
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Blend butter and cream cheese together; stir in flour.  Cover; chill 1 hour.
<br>step 2: On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness.  Cut in 3 inch rounds with scalloped cookie cutter.  Pat rounds in 1 3/4 inch muffin pans.  Bake tart shells at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool in pans.
<br>step 3: To Make Filing:  Grate 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel; set aside.  In saucepan combine 3 well-beaten eggs, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine.  Cook and stir over low heat till thick, about 15 minutes.
<br>step 4: Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel.  Chill.  Spoon a rounded teaspoonful of filling into each shell.  If desired, top with toasted slivered almonds. Chill.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 3 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup butter

Directions
step 1: Blend butter and cream cheese together; stir in flour. Cover; chill 1 hour.
step 2: On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut in 3 inch rounds with scalloped cookie cutter. Pat rounds in 1 3/4 inch muffin pans. Bake tart shells at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in pans.
step 3: To Make Filing: Grate 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel; set aside. In saucepan combine 3 well-beaten eggs, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Cook and stir over low heat till thick, about 15 minutes.
step 4: Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel. Chill. Spoon a rounded teaspoonful of filling into each shell. If desired, top with toasted slivered almonds. Chill.

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