sweet and tart lime chiffon custard tart

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By Heidi Hoerman
from Columbia, SC

This is an easy way to make a sweet, tart, and light dessert. The sweetness comes from vanilla wafers and sweetened condensed milk, the tartness from fresh lime juice, and the lightness from whipping the egg whites.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For sweet and tart lime chiffon custard tart

  • 40
    vanilla wafer cookies (about 1/2 an 11 oz. box), crushed into fine crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    butter (1/2 stick), melted
  • 3 lg
    eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (13 oz.)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lime juice (about 2 medium limes)
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How To Make sweet and tart lime chiffon custard tart

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • 2
    Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter thoroughly. This is most easily done by using a food processor to make the crumbs. Then pour in the butter and pulse a few times to mix.
  • 3
    Set aside about 1/4 of the buttered crumbs. Make an even layer of 3/4 of the crumbs in a greased, 7" x 12" glass baking pan or similar lasagna pan.
  • 4
    Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • 5
    In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the salt. Thoroughly mix in the sweetened condensed milk.
  • 6
    Add the lime juice to the egg yolk mixture. Stir gently for about 1 minute until the mixture is smooth and thick.
  • 7
    Fold in the egg whites, continuing to fold until the egg whites are thoroughly incorporated but keep the mixture as airy as possible.
  • 8
    Pour the filling mixture on top of the crumbs and spread to even. Distribute the reserved 1/4 of the crumbs on top of the filling.
  • 9
    Put the tart into the middle of the 350 oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the tart comes out clean or an instant read thermometer shows an internal temperature of 175F.
  • 10
    Allow to cool to room temperature. It will collapse slightly. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

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