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More a tart than a pie and I picked off the slices of lime as being inedible (although contemplating why I conclude they might have been a bit old and tough). Perhaps not the most exciting looking tarts I’ve constructed (did the top catch a bit due to overcooking, hence the dark brown patches?) but tastes, well, very limey.

Lime Tart

Lime Pie

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Lime Pie

Perhaps the most lime-drenched tart you will have tasted!


    For the pastry:
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g chilled unsalted btter
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • For the filling:
  • 4 medium egg yolks
  • 397g can condensed milk
  • 2 tsp grated lime zest
  • 125ml lime juice
  • limes for decorating
  • icing sugar for dusting


  1. Make the pastry – rub the butter into the flour and sugar using finger tips until it becomes like breadcrumbs. Add 1-2 tablespoons cold water and mix until combined into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out and line a 22cm square pie tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven (200C/180f/G6) for 15 minutes topped with a sheet of baking paper (weighed down with beans). Remove paper and bake for a further 5-10 minutes until dry to the touch. Allow to cool.
  3. Reduce oven temp to 180C/160F/G4.
  4. Mix the yolks, milk, zest and juice until combined. Pour into the pastry case and smooth the surface. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set. Cool completely and chill for a couple of hours. Decorate with lime slices and icing sugar.
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Lime Tart


  1. Pie or tart, I’m sure it’s very tasty – minus the inedible limes! ;)

  2. WIde-Body says:

    Okay, so the tart doesn’t look like it will star as a centerfold in the next issue of Bon Appetite. So what? It still looks damn good.
    AND, I’m missing the beginning of a national championship football game just to write this. In my household, that says a lot. Then again, my stomach as always a weakness. :)

  3. Jeanne says:

    I know it’s called key lime pie, but it’s a topless tart ;-) I am going through a lime-loving phase at the moment so will have to try this!


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