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Refreshing Lime Tartlets

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling


4 tarts

Cool and refreshing, lime tarts are a much-requested recipe of family and friends throughout the year. I've even filled the buttery crusts with chocolate pudding.—Jennifer Lester, Billings, Montana
Refreshing Lime Tartlets Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg yolk. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Divide into four portions.
  2. Press dough onto the bottoms and up the sides of four ungreased 4-in. fluted tart pans with removable bottoms. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add the cream, lime juice and zest; stir until blended. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and butter. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Spoon into tart shells.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Garnish with whipped cream.

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