Lime Tartlets

Lime Tartlets have a buttery crust with a delicious, luscious filling

Lime Tartlets

Lime Tartlets

If you didn’t know already, I’m a major chocoholic. I sometimes get carried away with all the chocolate recipes and have to remember to balance them out with a little variety. So when I saw limes were on sale at the store, I decided I’d make something citrus-y to post. Of course, then I added a drizzle of white chocolate on top. But hey, once a chocoholic, always a chocoholic. These tartlets actually reminded me of a tropical version of ‘smores with the graham cracker crust and chocolate. Mmm tasty.

Recipe Rundown

Taste: Bright and sweet.
Texture: The crust is buttery yet slightly crunchy while the filling is luscious.
Ease: Surprisingly easy yet impressive.
Appearance: My tarts ended up looking more lemony than lime-y but I think they’re still pretty.
Pros: This would be great to serve to company!
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Maybe (once limes are on sale again).


Lime Tartlets

Yield: Serves 4

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


For Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (from 9 graham cracker sheets)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (2 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

For Filling:

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice

For White Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375F. Spray four 4 or 5-inch tart pans with cooking spray.

Stir graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter together until well combined. Press mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of each tart pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes and allow to cool on a rack. Leave oven on.

To make filling, whisk together condensed milk and yolks until well combined. Add in the lime zest and juice and whisk to combine. Pour filling evenly into each tart crust, and bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely, and refrigerate.

Before serving, melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave in 15-second bursts until melted and smooth. Drizzle over tarts.

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8 Responses to “Lime Tartlets”

  1. #
    Maris — April 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    This looks so light and refreshing and perfect springtime dessert.

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    cocidodesopa — April 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    For the coming time, a limey or lemony flavour is what most people crave for. These tartlets look realy good!


  3. #
    Peggy — April 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    We just got a bunch of key limes, so this would be perfect to use them up! The tart is absolutely beautiful and screams spring time!

  4. #
    Cornelius the Pig — April 18, 2011 at 2:21 am

    this looks great! i bought mini tartlet pans because they were cute (and small pig sized) but i can never find that many recipes for it. so, perfect!

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    Jordan — April 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    These tartlets look so light and delicious. I especially love the white chocolate drizzle!

  6. #
    Tine — April 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Mmm, this looks so easy to make. But so delicious!

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    Tracy — April 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I made these for our Easter dinner dessert and they were absolutely delicious. Loved them!!! It's the second recipe I've made from your blog since I found it when looking for a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie recipe.

    • Tessa replied: — April 26th, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

      Tracy – I'm so glad to hear that!! :) Thanks for your comment.

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