Lemon lime tart

'Tis the season to be zesty, it seems. Our mandarin tree has finished fruiting for the year but various citrus-y goodness are still popping up in our neighbours and friends' backyard. And lucky for us, we were given some as there was an abundance. On the weekend, I decided to make some lemon lime mini tarts.

Oh boy, they taste so good. It has just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the sourness of the fruits and has a lovely burst of tang to it. Mmmm.
Ingredients ((makes four 10-cm tarts or one 24-cm tart)

1 sheet shortcrust pastry, thawed
Grated zest and juice of 4 lemons
Juice of 3 limes
3 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
1 cup caster sugar
150ml thickened cream
Icing sugar, dusting (optional)

Method

1. Grease and line fluted tart tin(s) with pastry. Trim excess pastry. lightly prick bases with a fork. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F) and blind bake for 15 minutes or until pastry is cooked. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

2.  Strain juice and zest of lemons and limes through a sieve and set aside.

3. Whisk the cream, eggs, yolks, sugar and strained juices in a bowl and whisk to combine. Skim off froth from the surface and pour into prepared tart shells.

4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until just set. Allow to cool then, dust with icing sugar to serve.

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33 Responses to Lemon lime tart

Jay said...

That sounds like my kind of heaven, I've printed this out to make it, maybe for the next cricket tea. I should start a scrap book for all the recipes I'm printing out and copying from blogs.
And how I'd love to be able to grow citrus fruit in the garden, we'd need a bit more sunshine for that!

Tammy Chrzan said...

These look DELICIOUS!!!!
I love lemon, it's my favorite flavor for dessert... well, after chocolate :)
I hope you have a great week!
Much love,
Tammy

Sophie Overett said...

This looks so good! I might try it out on the weekend. :-)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Mmmmmm! These would make me very happy! xo Karen

monique said...

This looks amazing, I want to try this now!

Rose said...

I would love ro taste the tarts now. Must smell lemony in the kitchen. Nice!

MaysaAndSunshine said...

This looks so delicious. I have been making lemon bars and I am sure this tart is even lighter and better.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, delicious looking tart and I love being zesty to in winter. Thanks for the word, Trishie (*^_^*)

I hope you and your gorgeous baby will have a wonderful coming weekend.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These look so refreshingly delicious!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Natalie G said...

So perfect for the summer. Turned out lovely.

Angélica D said...

Hi !!This looks so good! I might try it out on the weekend. :-)
Angelica

oomph. said...

this is way beyond my baking skill level, lol, but it looks so pretty and delicious!!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love lemon and lime, and these tarts look delicious :)

Shirley Tay said...

Oh my, I can almost feel the sourish tang in my palate! Throw me some, won't you??

Sam said...

Hi hun, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe, Ive always wanted to try to make this type of tart. Will be trying it soon.

Sharon D said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Trishie. I'm dying for a taste!

Ananka said...

Oh wow that looks amazing! I'm drooling just looking at the photos :-D

Sharlynn Ng said...

This looks absolutely wonderful trishie!!! I made your lemon butter cake recipe and it was amazing! I totally want to make this next! Love lemon cakes/pastries!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, I love everything lemon (and lime) and your zesty tartelettes looks so tasty and so pretty and elegant - absolutely wonderful!
Have a great weekend,
Andrea

Kati said...

These little tarts look so amazing!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Emily Tang said...

looks so tempting ^^
MY-Emily

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

I have to try this soon, but my husband has to fix my oven first. Hi, Trishie!

Tina Bradley said...

Oh, this looks so yummy! I haven't had anything lemon in a while. Think I'm due to, though... :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Jessi Francis said...

Oh my word, these look delicious!
I am so impressed by your baking skills! If only I could make a dessert as pretty as this.

Sonia De Macedo said...

OMG yum! I love citrus anything PLUS I noted this requires premade pastry thawed. Boom! I hate pastry making so this is perfect for moi. Going to attempt this soon!

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Niken said...

umm...can you send me some? :p

Louise said...

Omph... this looks and sounds so incredibly good. I love, love, love lemon and tarts are always a good idea!

Celyn PS said...

wow this looks so good and refreshing! i love lemons!

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kidgranny said...

oh my goodness, that looks delicious! I will have to try out your recipe over the weekend :)

Katrina Sophia said...

Look so so tasty! Will give it a try :-)

Katrina Sophia

Sammy Scott said...

These looks super yummy!
Lemon is the best :)
xox

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Mmm, this looks great. I love citrus desserts!

Poppy said...

Very pretty presentation of lemony loveliness!

Poppy