Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Paleo Lemon Tarts

Everyone loves the Great British Bake Off right?!

As its pastry week and one of the challenges is to bake a tart, I wanted to play along. I've not had a decent tart for about 2 years, and this recipe included ingredients that I had in my cupboard.

Lemon Curd was a stressful moment for me as I was so worried I was going scramble the eggs! But after some furious whisking, I did it. If your after a good way to build up your arm muscles, then I invite you to make a curd! 

Now I made 12 mini versions of the tart, but if you have a large tin, then you can just make a larger version.

If you give these a try let me know, would love to see your bakes!!


Makes 12 tarts. 


  • 150g Ground Almonds
  • 45 g Coconut Oil - Melted
  • 40g Honey
  • Half tsp Cinnamon
Lemon Curd:
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • Zest and Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 80g Honey
  • 55g Coconut Oil 
  1. Firstly, make the Curd. Get a non-stick saucepan, add the eggs, Lemon Zest and honey and heat at a medium-low heat. Don't overheat, you don't want scrambled eggs!
  2. Once they are combined well, add in the Coconut Oil, and the Lemon Juice, 
  3. Keep whisking for about 5 minutes until the mixture has thickened. It should be thick enough to spoon.
  4. Sieve the mixture into a bowl and leave to cool for about half an hour.
  5. Now to make the base. Pre Heat oven at 170 degrees.
  6. Add the coconut oil, cinnamon, and Honey into a bowl and mix.
  7. Stir in the Ground Almonds. It should be a crumbly mixture - but sticky enough to combine.
  8. In your moulds, (I used 12 re usable muffin cases, but you can use a muffin tin) add about 19g of the Almondy mixture to the cases, and press to the base and around a quarter of the way up the case.
  9. Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes (Or until golden brown) 
  10. When they are completely cool, remove from the cases and spoon the curd mixture inside. 
  11. Refrigerate the tarts before serving. 
  12. They keep well in the fridge for about 3 days. 
Love Lucy xoxo

1 comment

  1. Those tarts look quite good! I like that you've used coconut oil, I've recently fell in love with it. They look quite easy to make too.
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