Filed Under: Dessert | Teaser

Lemon Tassies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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September 16th, 2015

Adorably bite-sized Lemon Tassies are bursting with fresh and tangy citrus flavor and are simple and easy to make - perfect for entertaining!

Yield: 24 tassies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: So bright, fresh, citrusy, and tangy. Ultra refreshing!
Texture: The crust is somewhere in between a sugar cookie and shortbread and the filling is smooth and rich.
Ease: Super duper easy. The ingredients are simple and there’s not too many of them. The most time consuming part is actually shaping the dough inside the mini muffin tin and filling each little tassie.
Appearance: Absolutely adorable!
Pros: Fun, easy, and fresh treat.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Absolutely, and you can use any fresh citrus you have on hand!

Adorably bite-sized Lemon Tassies are bursting with fresh and tangy citrus flavor and are simple and easy to make - perfect for entertaining!

You know the saying “when it rains it pours?” I think it’s especially true with tech issues. It seems like once something starts to go awry suddenly everything that is remotely digital hates you and wants to make your life miserable.

As a kid I always had a fear (and maybe also a fantasy) of my toys coming alive at night. A few scary movies I probably should have never watched definitely fueled this fear. Let’s just say it didn’t take long for me to demand all my porcelain dolls be banished from the house. Their eyes totally follow you around the room!! Right?!

Sometimes I have flashbacks to this in thinking that all the technology I own is conspiring together and just laughing at all the little problems it causes me. Then I have to remind myself that A, I’m not that crazy (hopefully). And B, technology is AMAZING. I have to remember just how lucky I am to live in the 21st century where we have tiny devices that can connect us to the entire world with one swipe. Just that thought makes technology seem not so evil after all!

Adorably bite-sized Lemon Tassies are bursting with fresh and tangy citrus flavor and are simple and easy to make - perfect for entertaining!

The full Lemon Tassie recipe can be found on Imperial Sugar’s website!

This post was written by me on behalf of Imperial Sugar. All text, photos, and opinions provided are my own.

How to make
Lemon Tassies

Yield: 24 tassies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Adorably bite-sized Lemon Tassies are bursting with fresh and tangy citrus flavor and are simple and easy to make - perfect for entertaining!

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (6.75 ounces) all-purpose flour*
  • 2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

For the filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. The full recipe directions are on Imperial Sugar's website.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Kristina — September 16, 2015 at 5:12 am

    These are look so cute and sound so good. Haha I also had a porcelain doll that was absolutelly adorable, but it had a certain creep factor.

    • #
      Tessa — September 17, 2015 at 6:36 am

      Haha yes! I think it’s the combination of both the cuteness and the creepiness that is the most unsettling 😉

  2. #
    Patty K — September 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Yep! No porcelain dolls at my house either!

    • #
      Tessa — September 17, 2015 at 6:36 am

      Glad I’m not the only one!

  3. #
    Gaby Dalkin — September 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    bite sized snacks are a win! I hope your technology woes have been solved!!

  4. #
    Reen Markland — June 4, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Question: Can these be made ahead and without refrigeration required after baking; e.g to place at a picnic?

  5. #
    Reen Markland — June 4, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Question: Can these be served without refrigeration required after baking; e.g to place at a picnic?

  6. #
    Carolyn — June 30, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Has anyone made these? The recipe does not appear to be on the Imperial Sugar website. Is there a direct link that you can provide?
    Thanks

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