Lime crémeux

Lime crémeux
This "crémeux" is a creamy mixture ideal for filling tarts, either on its own or as a bottom layer topped with fruit, for example.
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Last modified on: April 14th 2021

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34 min.5 min.7 min.46 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
Lime crémeux
Put 4 g gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes to soften it.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Lime crémeux
Pour 150 g milk into a saucepan and grate the zest of 1 lime into it.

Put on medium heat and bring to the boil.

Turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.

Put 50 g caster sugar to soak in a dish of cold water.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Lime crémeux
Put 2 eggs and 50 g caster sugar into a bowl and mix well.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Lime crémeux
Pour the lime-infused milk onto this mixture through a fine strainer.

Press down on the zest with a spatula or spoon to squeeze out all the milk.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Lime crémeux
Add the lime juice and mix well.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Lime crémeux
Pour this mixture back into the same pan (after cleaning) and put back on medium heat.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
Lime crémeux
Bring to the boil, whisking gently and constantly as it thickens.

Drain the gelatin and mix in.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Lime crémeux
Stop the cooking by standing the pan in cold water. Cover and leave for about 5 minutes.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Lime crémeux
Transfer the mixture to a high-sided container (or blender goblet). Add 70 g butter really cold and cut into small pieces.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Lime crémeux
Blend until smooth and evenly mixed.

Stage 11
Lime crémeux
Your lime crémeux is ready.
For a more distinct lime flavour, double the quantity of juice and zest in stage 4.
Should be poured into a tart case immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,047 Kcal or 4,384 Kj23 gr65 gr77 gr
52 %9 %6 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
216 Kcal or 904 Kj5 gr14 gr16 gr
11 %2 %1 %2 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 500 g : 1.56 €

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Victoria pineapple and lime tarts
Victoria pineapple and lime tarts

This recipe for dainty tarts has sweetcrust pastry (preferably with coconut) cases, filled with sautéed Victoria pineapple and topped with a lime crémeux.
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