Creamy Lime Tart in Macadamia Crust

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 10 Min
Servings 12
Difficulty Easy


  • 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**


  • Step 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.

  • Step 2

    *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.

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

    ** 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.

  • Step 5

    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.