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Montserratian Mini Lime Tarts

I love desserts! When I grew up in Montserrat, Sunday dinner was always finished with a dessert. Aunty Nellie made the best Lemon Meringue Pie and Lime Tarts.

This past summer I visited Key West, Florida and a Key Lime Pie that I ate reminded me of the flavors from Auntie Nellie’s Kitchen. When I got home I created this version of Montserratian Mini Lime Tarts with a regular crust and one that is gluten free. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Crust...

  • 2 Cups almond flour

  • ¼ Cup coconut oil

  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup

  • Pinch salt

Preheat the oven to 350.  In a large bowl mix together the almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt until it makes a soft dough.  If it does not come together easily add more oil and syrup.

Press the dough into 4 mini tart pans.  Bake for 10 minutes until the tart shells have lightly browned.  Set the baked shells aside to cool.

Graham Cracker Crust...

  • 2 ¼ Cups graham cracker crumbs

  • Cup salted butter, melted

  • Tablespoons sugar

Preheat the oven to 325.  Put the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a small bowl and mix well to combine the ingredients.  Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, remove the crust from the oven and cool completely before pouring the lime filling into the crust.

Lime Filling...

  • 16 Oz cream cheese

  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

  • Zest of 1 lime

  • ⅓ Cup lime juice

  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Bring the cream cheese to room temperature.  In a large mixing bowl using a mixer combine the cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.  Next add the lime zest and condensed milk making sure the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. Finally add the lime juice, mixing until the juice is completely combined.  Pour mixture into prepared crust and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Whipped Cream...

  • ¾ Cup heavy whipping cream, chilled

  • ¼ Cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Lime for garnish

Beat the cream and sugar in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form.  Garnish pie with whipped cream and lime slices.



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If this recipe really makes your mouth water, why don’t you come for cooking classes in Antigua. Come for one class or a series of classes and you can even stay in our BnB.


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