Sunday, 18 September 2011

Lime Tart

I have never made a citrus tart or pie before, which is surprising since lime would have to be one of my favourite flavours. All week I could not get the craving for lime tart out of my mind. So of course come Saturday morning I was off to the grocer to get me some limes.
This tart was so simple I couldn’t imagine it would be that nice but it was just lovely. My Mum is in town this week so I made it for her visit today. She loved it. Of course I packed half of it up for her to take home otherwise I would wind up eating it all! Husband thought it was a tad tangy but I think it was just right. Being a huge fan of lime it hit the spot for me.
In this recipe from Martha Stewart it says to put ½ cup of sugar into the filling. Initially I thought it may not need more sugar with the can of condensed milk however after tasting it I think it would be too tangy without the sugar to balance it. I did add the sugar and it found it works well.

1 packet of granita biscuits
70g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
400g can of skim sweetened condensed milk
¾ cup fresh lime juice (5-6 fresh limes)
½ cup sugar
4 egg yolks
Pinch salt

Process granita biscuits into fine crumbs, add butter and mix well. Transfer into a 9” tart pan with a removable base, pat down firmly to ensure it will not break apart once cooked. Place the tart pan onto a baking tray and bake until the crust is fragrant, approx 10 minutes at 200oC.
Combine condensed milk, lime juice, eggs, sugar and salt; whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into crust and return to the oven for about 20 minutes. The edge should be set and the centre still slightly loose.
Cool tart completely at room temperature and refrigerate until chilled for at least 2 hours.

** Can be garnished with fresh cream.

Slice and get your tart on!


  1. Mmmm.
    You seriously inspire me to get my cook on.
    You make it sound so simple - and look so yummy.

  2. This one was very simple, took about 15 minutes all up! So tangy and yummy. :)

  3. I absolutely loved it, loved the tangy lime taste. Shared a piece with Michael and he loved too. Thank you for a lovely morning, it was so nice to see you all:0 xx

  4. Oh Yummo! This looks beautiful Peggy and I'm a big fan of citrus tarts... I'd be stacking on the fresh cream though too! Can't do things by halves ;o)
    Thanks for sharing, I must try this one xo
    Loving your new picci up there, very cool!

  5. Thanks Julie, I have been playing with some awesome iPhone apps, I used picframe to do that mirror image.

    I will definitely be making this tart again, just too easy for something so yummy! The cream would balance the tangy flavour somewhat too I think. xo

  6. Mum, I'm glad you and Michael loved it. Really nice to see you as always. I love how Master T was all over you, trying to get your attention. :) xo

  7. Love your foodie posts! I just made my first lime pie last week. Yum!


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