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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

For 1 tart, you will need:

Change for: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
29 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 54 min.
Preservation: Several hours in the fridge. After this, it will still be good, but less crisp
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Step by step recipe

1 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #1

The lime filling



Put 4 g gelatin to soak in cold water.
2 min.
2 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #2Weigh 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.

3 min.
3 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #3Pour 125 g lime juice into a pan, add 125 g butter and 125 g caster sugar. 4 min.
4 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #4Put the pan on medium heat and bring the mixture to the boil while whisking frequently. 7 min.
5 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #5Add the eggs and bring back to the boil.

Take off the heat.
3 min.
6 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #6Finish by mixing in the gelatine (after draining well). 2 min.
7 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #7It is not essential, but give the mixture a quick blast with a blender if possible to emulsify it slightly. 3 min.
8 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #8If you wish to improve the appearence, add a few drops of green colouring to the filling.

Cover and leave the filling to cool.
3 min.
9 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).
5 min.
10 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #10Bake for 15 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

:Note: To help keep the pastry crisp, you can use this technique.
15 min.
11 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #11When 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. 1 hour
12 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.
5 min.
13 Lime meringue tart : Photo of step #13Colour 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.
2 min.

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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
336837 gr400 gr180 gr
168 %14 %38 %27 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3534 gr42 gr19 gr
18 %1 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 tart : 3.38 €

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Source: Home made.
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