Lime Cream Tart For Late Summer Eves

I was looking at the calendar and yikes! summer is waning. This desset will bring back all the fond memories of your summer while you enjoy this tart. It is not a baked tart so that is even easier. Light some candles, pour a glass of wine or, if you prefer, a cup of rich, freshly perked coffee.

Serves 6-8

  • 10 tbsp. butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 7 whole graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate pieces (milk or dark-your choice)
  • 1 tsp. unflavoured gelatin
  • 1 cup, plus 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. grated lime peel
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. coconut flavouring

Mix 6 tbsp. of the butter in a skillet ov er medium heat. When melted, whisk in the brown sugar until it bubbles and stir for a few minutes. Now mix in the cracker crumbs and mix for a minute. In a tart pan with removable bottom, press the warm mixture over the bottom and up the side with the back of a spoon.

Pour the milk in a small custard cup and add the gelatin. Let stand for about 15 minutes. Whisk together 1 cup sugar, lime juice and peel in a saucepan to blend well. Whisk in the eggs, remaining butter and whisk until it thickens and just begins to boil. Remove immediately and whisk in the gelatin until it completely dissolves. Set it aside until it begins to set.

In the meantime, spread the melted chocolate on the crumb base. When cooled down, pour in the lime custard and top with the whipped cream, flavoured with a tsp. of coconut flavouring.

Sprinkle some extra lime zest over the top. Oh, yeah,  you did it again!

Wasn’t summer absolutely wonderful?


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