A companion that has been by your side since day one — whether you want him there or not — C-3PO is a protocol droid that has seen incredible things throughout the galaxy. Fluent in more than six million forms of communication, Threepio surely knows the word “hunger” in any language.
These tangy treats are full of fresh lemon flavor and the crunchy crust gives it just the right balance of texture. The odds of finding a better lemony version of this loquacious droid are approximately 3,720 to 1!
C-3PO Lemon Tarts*
- 4 tartlette pans
- White icing
- Chocolate icing, plus black food coloring
Candied lemon ingredients:
- 1 lemon, sliced into wheels with seeds removed
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- Zest of one lemon
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, cubed
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
*The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.
Step 1: In a saucepan over medium high heat, cook the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.
Step 2: Place the lemon slices in the pan and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Drain and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with more sugar and let air dry.
Step 4: In a saucepan whisk together the sugar, lemon juice, zest, and eggs.
Step 5: Cook over medium heat and constantly whisk in the butter and salt, until thickened.
Step 6: Pass through a sieve, then cover the surface with plastic wrap and chill until cold.
Step 7: In a bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Press into the tart pans.
Step 8: Pour the curd over the crust.
Step 9: Place the lemon slices on top for the eyes.
Step 10: Use the white icing to pipe the eye details.
Step 11: Pipe the rest of the face details with the black icing.
Once the icing has set the tarts are ready to serve.
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