Tested till perfect Coconut Lime Cream Tart

Coconut Lime Cream Tart

The sweetness of coconut and the tang of lime balance tastily in this creamy tart. Look for cream of coconut syrup, which is sold to make drinks, in the beverage aisle. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2007

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  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 11 11shortbread cookieshortbread cookies, (about 6 oz/175 g)
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupshredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, melted

Coconut Lime Filling:

  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupmilk
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcornstarch
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcream of coconut syrup
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgrated lime rind
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplime juice
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcoconut extract
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhipping cream
  • 2 2thin lime slices
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In food processor, finely crush cookies. Add shredded coconut and butter; pulse until moistened. Press into 14- x 4-inch (35 x 10 cm) or 9-inch (23 cm) round tart pan with removable bottom. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until crust is golden and firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Coconut Lime Filling: In heavy saucepan, whisk together milk, sugar and cornstarch; whisk in cream of coconut syrup and lime rind. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly; simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

In bowl, whisk egg yolk. Whisk in hot milk mixture; pour back into pan and simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in lime juice and coconut extract. Pour into bowl; place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

Whisk filling to loosen. In separate bowl, whip cream; fold into filling. Scrape into baked crust; smooth top. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: In bowl, whip cream. Pipe or spoon 6 to 8 rosettes down centre or around edge of tart. Cut each lime slice into thirds or quarters; place 1 in each rosette.

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 337 pro 3g total fat 23g sat. fat 13g
carb 31g fibre 1g chol 75mg sodium 181mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 6 vit A 15 vit C 3
folate 9
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