Quick & Easy Christmas Dessert

Coconut Lemon Tarts

With so many commitments over the Christmas season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  One way I like to ease up is to make simple desserts.  My favourite is tarts, yes tarts!  This recipe is so fast you can whip them up in an hour and they look like you have been working all day.

Coconut Lemon Tarts

Coconut Lemon Tarts

To begin with, I take out the necessity of pastry.  What I mean is, I don’t make pastry, I buy tart shells.  This is the biggest time saving Ever.  I have a fantastic recipe for pastry, but for tarts this is the best way to go and they taste delicious.  You can purchase frozen tart shells in your local grocery store.

Frozen Tart Shells

Frozen Tart Shells

To mix up the filling will take only a few minutes.  Assemble your ingredients, along with a mix master, and get started.  With the tart shells you buy, they are not so large so your filling will go a little farther.img_3427


From each recipe I got two dozen tarts.  They also freeze well.



Coconut Lemon Tarts

Quick & Easy Christmas Desserts


  • - 2 Eggs
  • - 1 Cup white sugar
  • - 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • - 1/4 Cup melted butter
  • - 2 1/2 Cups flaked coconut
  • - 24 Tart Shells


  1. Beat eggs until light
  2. Add sugar, lemon juice and butter
  3. Mix in coconut
  4. Fill unbaked tart shells 2/3 full (it's ok right out of freezer)
  5. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes
  6. Chill & Serve cold
  7. They freeze well
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  1. Amanda zentner says:

    My son would love these!

  2. Terry Poage says:

    The coconut lemon tarts sound really good and not to hard to make.

  3. These sound yummy!!!!

  4. I would love these but I would have to leave off the coconut for hubby. I love a nice lemon tart though. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

  5. wow these look great and quick!

  6. Catherine Lewis says:

    Yum! what a great idea. I love being able to put them in the freezer! I think I will try to make a batch this weekend. I have a lot of company planned for the holidays.

  7. SunshineLucy says:

    Does it matter if you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

    • InezByDesign says:

      Hi SunshineLucy, I sure it would make little difference. I use fancy, but in a pinch have used other. If the coconut is quite small add less as it soaks up the mix pretty good.

  8. janie vezina says:

    writing down ingredients now. thank you

  9. Indrani Biswas says:

    excellent dessert

  10. yum! these sound delicious! I am going to have to give this one a try. I don’t know how you come up with the recipe but sounds tasty! to me, I am always looking for something new to try,

  11. Thank you so much! I love coconut and these will definitely cure my cravings. I know these will delicious and I can’t wait to try them.

  12. I have to admit that I never would have thought to put coconut and lemon together! If I make these, I better have company over or take them to a friend’s house, because my hubby does not like coconut!

  13. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    These desserts sound delicious!

  14. These would be great to satisfy all those who don’t like chocolate!

  15. Sherry Compton says:

    I had looked at the butter tarts, but this interests me, too. I love coconut. Coconut pie is my favorite while my husband’s is lemon. What a way to combine the two.

  16. These sound so good for any time. Thank you for sharing this great recipe

  17. Amber Ludwig says:

    Mmmm!! These sound divine!! I love lemon in bakery and coconut is the perfect addition!! I will have to try these!!

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