Lime Divine Tarts Recipe
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Lime Divine Tarts Recipe

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Winter is prime time for limes, so why not showcase them at your holiday party? These cute cups are impressive but easy to make. —Ann Yri, Lewisville, Texas
Featured In: 26 Muffin Cup Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • White chocolate curls and lime peel strips

Nutritional Facts

1 tart (calculated without garnishes): 107 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk eggs, egg yolk, sugar, lime juice and peel until blended. Add butter; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; cool. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add flour; mix well. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; press onto the bottom and up sides of 24 ungreased miniature muffin cups. Prick bottoms with a fork. Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Fill shells with lime mixture. Garnish with chocolate curls and lime peel. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lime Divine Tarts in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p63

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Naomie User ID: 9114200 263889
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"These are delightful! I did add a few drops of lime juice and grated zest to the tart shell. Now the people at work ask for these ALL the time! Thanks for sharing!"

killfxx User ID: 7985461 181260
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"The recipe says put tart shells into 36 ungreased mini muffin cups but the recipe makes 24 servings which is it?"

Aula User ID: 1127835 194259
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"Absolutely delicious."

mrssweets User ID: 4369194 197582
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"I am an experienced baker but this was a complete bust. The cups puffed up so much there was not any room for filling. I tried freezing them first, pricking with fork, etc. but they puffed up until you could only put a tiny bit of lime curd and it was not enough to make them taste good. And no, I did not use self-rising flour..."

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