Creamy Lime Tart in Macadamia Crust

  • Prep Time:
    30 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    12 servings


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nuts toasted* and ground
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Santa Cruz Organic® Pure Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes toasted**


  1. For Crust: HEAT oven to 375°F. Combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Stir in butter with fork until evenly moistened. Stir in macadamias. Press evenly in 9-inch tart pan. Bake 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely on wire rack.
  2. For Filling: COMBINE sugar and cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. Whisk in cream and lime juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat stirring often. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted. Cool to room temperature. Pour into crust.
  3. For Topping: BEAT cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Garnish tart with whipped cream and coconut. Chill 2 hours.
  4. *To toast nuts: Place nuts in dry nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately to avoid over-browning.
  5. ** To toast coconut: Spread coconut on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Toss with fork. Repeat as needed. Remove from plate immediately to avoid over-browning.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/12 of pie
Calories Per Serving: 370
Total Fat Grams: 26g
Calories From Fat Grams: 230
Saturated Fat Grams: 14g
Saturated Fat Grams Percent Daily Value: 70%
Cholesterol: 65mg
Cholesterol Percent Daily Value: 22%
Sodium: 95mg
Sodium Percent Daily Value: 4%
Carbohydrates: 34g
Carbohydrates Percent Daily Value: 11%
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Dietary Fiber Percent Daily Value: 4%
Sugars: 22g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A Percent Daily Value: 15%
Calcium Percent Daily Value: 4%
Vitamin C Percent Daily Value: 2%
Iron Percent Daily Value: 4%
Trans Fat: 0.5g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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