GLUTEN FREE BERRY TARTLES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These gluten free berry tartlets are everything bright and happy and summery. With a buttery gluten free sweet shortcrust pastry and a decadent lemon-flavoured cream filling, they are the perfect treat for any occasion. Super easy to make, these mini tarts are the perfect gluten free dessert!

Overhead shot of three gluten free berry tartlets. All three tarlets are filled with a golden yellow lemon cream and topped with raspberries and blueberries. A few antique dessert spoons are arranged around the tartlets.

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It finally feels like spring – yes, even in the UK. For the last few days, the skies have been blue, the sunshine bright and cheerful, and the temperatures almost summery. The kind of days that make you happy, and make getting up in the morning so much easier.

It’s only right, then, that we celebrate such unexpectedly lovely weather with some summery desserts. I know that tarts and tartlets are actually an all-year-round kind of dessert… but in my mind, I always associate them with summer picnics, lemonade and a gentle breeze that makes the heat pleasant rather than overwhelming.

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RIDICULOUSLY DECADENT GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE TART {gluten, nut & soy free}

This decadent gluten free chocolate tart just might be one of the best gluten free desserts you’ll ever try. With a sweet, buttery gluten free shortcrust pastry, and a rich dark chocolate ganache filling, this gluten free tart is what chocolate lovers’ dreams are made of.

The gluten free chocolate tart on a small serving table. Two pieces of the tart have been cut. A pile of antique dessert plates and some cups are in the background.

Hi, friend. I have a confession: the initial form of this post was more of a slightly ticked-off long-winded rant than anything else. To make a long story short: I’m at a conference-workshop thingy, unable to prepare my own food and faced with rather… meagre pickings for my (gluten free) meals. Add to that a sad-looking salad bar and a meagre fruit selection, and you’ve got yourself an unhappy, whining Kat.

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OOEY GOOEY CRUSTLESS APRICOT FRANGIPANE TART {gluten, soy & peanut free}

This crustless apricot frangipane tart is basically just everyone’s favourite part of any tart – the filling! It really is ooey and gooey and everything else buttery and decadent. The recipe is easy and gluten free, and the flavour combination of slightly tart apricots, almonds and aromatic lemon thyme will blow you away.

It’s time for another instalment of My Mum’s Kitchen! If you’ve missed the first part, be sure to check out the super yummy Vegetable Omelette recipe. This recipe series is exactly what it says it is – recipes dreamt up by my mum, because such deliciousness needs to be shared. You can see all the recipes in the series if you click on “My Mum’s Kitchen” in the main menu.

Ooey Gooey Crustless Apricot Frangipane Tart {gluten, soy & peanut free} - This crustless apricot frangipane tart is basically just everyone’s favourite part of any tart – the filling! It really is ooey and gooey and everything else buttery and decadent. The recipe is easy and gluten free, and the flavour combination of slightly tart apricots, almonds and aromatic lemon thyme will blow you away.

You know people who take some ingredients, throw them together in a way that feels kinda right, eyeball absolutely everything, and the end result is to die for? Yep, that’s my mum. Which also means that no dish is ever the same… and that, unfortunately, it’s often hard to replicate her recipes. Because nothing – and I mean nothing. Is. Written. Down.

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NO BAKE LEMON TART WITH LEMON SYRUP MIRROR GLAZE {gluten, soy & peanut free, dairy free option}

This wonderful no bake lemon tart is an ode to all things lemon. The cookie crumb crust is sweet and crunchy, the lemon filling is refreshing and the lemon syrup mirror glaze elevates the dessert to super fancy heights. Additionally, this gluten free no bake dessert is incredibly easy to prepare, and has a dairy free option.

No Bake Lemon Tart with Lemon Syrup Mirror Glaze {gluten, soy & peanut free, dairy free option} - This wonderful no bake lemon tart is an ode to all things lemon. The cookie crumb crust is sweet and crunchy, the lemon filling is refreshing and the lemon syrup mirror glaze elevates the dessert to super fancy heights. Additionally, this gluten free no-bake dessert is incredibly easy to prepare, and has a dairy free option.

The making of this dessert saw a lot of firsts. The first no-bake dessert (if we take “no-bake” to mean “no oven”, and “raw” to mean “no heat whatsoever”… it’s a science thing, this love for definitions). The first time using gelatine. The first cookie-crumb tart bottom. The first mirror glaze. That last one was completely 100% accidental. And, oh my, do I love such accidents.

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