Key lime tart

baking, food photography, tart, thermomix
I have glut of key limes on the tree- my best year ever- so key lime tart was screaming at me!

Key Lime Tart

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: medium
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1 24cm/9″ cooked sweet pastry case – I used my vanilla seeded one

6 extra large egg yolks

1 14oz/400g sweetened condensed milk

2 tbl grated key lime zest

200g lime juice (see tip on squeezing as much as possible)


(6 egg white meringue for decoration)


Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F



Make and bake your favourite sweet pastry case- set aside to cool. I used – 28cm/11″ tin and this left me some room to decorate with meringue. If you use a 9″ it will fill to top. As with any tart like where the liquid filling goes to the top, don't attempt to fill it and them transfer to oven! Place partly filled tart on oven shelf and pour into pastry case until full. There will be shrinkage so don't be afraid to go to top.


Insert TM whisk and beat the egg yolks (room temperature) sp4

Add condensed milk, lime juice and zest.

I prefer a tart flavour but if you like things sweeter, add 50g sugar to the egg yolks.

Pour into cooled pastry case and bake for 10 minutes.

Decorate simply with beaten double (heavy) cream or as I did with mini meringues and caramelised lime slices.

Happy baking!



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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