Lime meringue tart


Lime meringue tart
For this delicious tart, you will see how the crisp, sweet pastry is the perfect foil for the distinct taste and slight sharpness of the lime filling and, of course, the smoothness of the Italian meringue topping.
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Last modified on: July 1st 2018

Keywords for this recipe:PastryTartLimeItalian meringueSweet crust
For 1 tart, you will need:

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29 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 54 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #1

The lime filling



Put 4 g gelatin to soak in cold water.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #2
Weigh 125 g egg, then whisk briefly until liquid.

Note: once liquid, it is easier to adjust the weight more precisely if necessary. Use up any egg left over for glazing in another recipe.

Set aside.


Stage 3 - 4 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #3
Pour 125 g lime juice into a pan, add 125 g butter and 125 g caster sugar.

Stage 4 - 7 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #4
Put the pan on medium heat and bring the mixture to the boil while whisking frequently.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #5
Add the eggs and bring back to the boil.

Take off the heat.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #6
Finish by mixing in the gelatine (after draining well).

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #7
It is not essential, but give the mixture a quick blast with a blender if possible to emulsify it slightly.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #8
If you wish to improve the appearence, add a few drops of green colouring to the filling.

Cover and leave the filling to cool.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #9

The sweet pastry case



Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Roll out 250 g Sweet pastry and line your tart tin or mould (a 7 inch/18 cm square tin here).

Prick all over the bottom with a fork or pique-vite (pastry pricker).

Stage 10 - 15 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #10
Bake for 15 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

:Note: To help keep the pastry crisp, you can use this technique.

Stage 11 - 1 hour
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #11
When both the filling and pastry case are cold, pour the filling into the case, level the surface by tapping the sides, then put to set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #12

The Italian meringue topping

When the filling is set, pipe 200 g Italian Meringue over the top using a forcing bag.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #13
Colour the top of the meringue, either by putting the tart under a hot grill for a few seconds, or by using a torch.

Decorate with a few shreds of lime zest.
Remarks
You can use the same recipe to make a lemon meringue tart, but you will not need colouring.

If you don't have time to make Italian meringue, normal meringue will do just fine.
Keeping
Several hours in the fridge. After this, it will still be good, but less crisp.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,920 Kcal or 8,039 Kj24 gr257 gr123 gr
96 %9 %24 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
201 Kcal or 842 Kj2 gr27 gr13 gr
10 %1 %3 %2 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,920 Kcal or 8,039 Kj24 gr257 gr123 gr
96 %9 %24 %19 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 3.38 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Sweet pastrySweet pastry: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian apple tart, Tarte Normande, ... All
Italian MeringueItalian Meringue: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines, Frozen Nougat, Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie, Rhubarb mousse, Pear and lime meringue pie, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Rabbit terrine, Almond mug cake for Mary, Rich hazelnut buttercream, French custard tart, ... All
Lime juiceLime juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Langoustine sabayon tart, Mojito peaches, Mexican tart, Mexican salad, Fried cheese toasties with avocado, ... All
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