Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Key Lime Tart

Nothing says summer like 90 degree days in the forecast!  But wait- wasn't it barely hitting 50 last weekend?  I'm so confused...

To spare any confusion, I made you this tart to get you in a summer frame of mind.  Light and ever-so-sweet, this was perfect topped with the strawberries starting to hit the market here.  I imagine it would also be stellar topped with fresh raspberries too!  Come to think of it, meyer lemon curd would also work fantastically well in the filling!

Key Lime Tart
crust adapted from Lottie & Doof
serves 8-10

For the crust:
1/2c finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1 stick butter
1/4c evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)
3/4t vanilla
1/4t salt
1c whole wheat pastry flour (or whatever you have on hand)

For the filling:
1/2c whipping cream
1/2t vanilla
1/2c key lime curd (or meyer lemon curd)

For garnish:
fresh raspberries or strawberries
lime zest
white chocolate whipped cream

Preheat overn to 350deg.

Spread coconut on a small sheet pan and toast in the oven for ~5min, until golden.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Remove from heat and let cool a bit.  While still warm, add sugar, vanilla, salt, flour and toasted coconut.  Stir together to form a dough, and then press into a 9" tart pan.  Bake for 15-20min, until browned.

For the filling, whip the cream until stiff peaks start to form.  Add vanilla and mix and low speed until incorporated.  Fold in lime curd.  Transfer to the tart shell and chill a few hours or overnight.

To finish, top with sliced strawberries or whole fresh raspberries.  Lime zest and white chocolate whipped cream can also be added if you're feeling fancy!

If you're reading this, I could use your help!  I'm riding in the Pan Mass Challenge this year for my mom and other family members and friends who have had cancer.  To help raise money for pediatric oncology research, I'm organizing a virtual bake sale June 10-12.  If you would like to donate a baked good, please check it out and spread the word- I won't be able to do it without you!!


Elina said...

This is definitely making me excited for summer (as well as the 90* weather!) ;)

Jen said...

Lemon and raspberry does sound like a fantastic idea!

Hannah Conway said...

This looks amazing!!!

Joanne said...

I always find it so strange that citrus is a winter fruit because all it does is make me dream of summer! I need to get some key limes in my life.

Natalie said...


Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Mmm perfect for summer :)

Esi said...

This is gorgeous. Excellent use of spring berries!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I love lime tarts and the strawberries on top make it look so pretty and fancy!

We Are Not Martha said...

This weather has been so confusing. But this tart would certainly un-confuse me :)


Megan Ginsberg said...

This sounds perfectly summery! And it looks gorgeous too!

Erica said...

Love citrus desserts! That tart looks delicious,Shannon!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I love that there's coconut in the crust! Yum!

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