Strawberry Limeade Tarts

Strawberry Limeade Tarts | Kitchen Gidget

In keeping with the summer theme, these Strawberry Limeade Tarts are perfect and so refreshing! Plus, they’re just so pretty! It starts with a tart shell, filled with tangy lime curd and topped with fresh, sweet strawberries. I’ve made these with numerous variations–mini vs. large, regular limes vs. key limes and pie crust vs. tart dough.

Strawberry Limeade Tarts | Kitchen Gidget

When it comes to size I usually make one large 12-inch tart, but this time I did six 4-inch mini tarts. It’s whatever you fancy. The type of limes is completely based on your preference and taste as well. Key limes have a more distinct flavor, but they can be a pain to juice since they’re so small. I decided buying store bought pie crust is easiest, but you may also buy pre-made tart shells if you can find them, or make your favorite from-scratch tart crust. If you decide to use a pie crust as the base, do not fill it until just before serving or the crust will become soggy. The filling can be made 5-7 days in advance.

Strawberry Limeade Tarts | Kitchen Gidget

Strawberry Limeade Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 large eggs, well beaten
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 double crust pie dough

Directions:

Cut out rounds of pie crust to fit six 4-inch tart pans. Press into pan, prick all over with a fork and blind bake according to package instructions. Let cool.

For the filling, melt butter in a heat proof bowl set over simmering water. Add sugar, lime juice, lime zest, eggs and salt. Whisk until curd just begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir continuously until curd thickly coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes more. Remove curd from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer. Let curd cool down, then cover and refrigerate until completely chilled.

To assemble, divide lime curd among tart shells, top with sliced strawberries and serve.

Yield: six 4-inch tarts

Pictured below: A large Strawberry Limeade Tart I made 3 years ago. I went strawberry picking and the strawberries were so cute and petite that I left them whole!

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18 thoughts on “Strawberry Limeade Tarts

  1. Your mention of key lime here reminds me of SUDACHI, a Japanese citrus that I enjoyed during my time there. It was a specialty product of the region where I lived. I wonder if it tastes similar to key lime… We may never know, since you probably cannot source it in the states easily or at all. You could try, though, and I would be interested to see if you can! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudachi
    Best,
    D

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