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 those ingredients for: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
29 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 54 min.
Keeping: Several hours in the fridge. After this, it will still be good, but less crisp.
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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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,232 Kcal or 9,345 Kj24 gr257 gr123 gr
112 %9 %24 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
234 Kcal or 980 Kj2 gr27 gr13 gr
12 %1 %3 %2 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,232 Kcal or 9,345 Kj24 gr257 gr123 gr
112 %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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Sweet pastrySweet pastry: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tarte Normande, Alsatian apple tart, ... All
Italian MeringueItalian Meringue: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines, Pear and lime meringue pie, Frozen Nougat, Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie, Rhubarb mousse, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nonettes, Fish in white wine, Two-stage beef chuck , Seafood feuillantines, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Norman flambéed apples, Like Bounty, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Sesame cookies, Pitta bread, ... All

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