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Lime Tart Recipe

For a change of pace from rich holiday desserts, try this light and cool pie. When I'm short on time, I used a prepared graham cracker crust with equally good results. —Jane Dyrhaug, Andover, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Combine cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually whisk in cream and lime juice until smooth. Add butter. Cook and stir over medium heat; gradually bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in lime peel. Cool to room temperature; fold in sour cream. Pour into crust.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spread over filling. Chill for 4 hours or until ready to serve. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 571 calories, 37g fat (23g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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