Summer

Coconut Lime Curd Tart

July 24, 2019
Photo by Riley Wofford
Author Notes

Pucker up! A coconut graham cracker crust is filled with tart lime curd and a sweet swirl of smooth coconut whipped cream. —Riley Wofford

  • Prep time 50 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 9 graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil or melted unsalted butter
  • Filling + Topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest, plus more for serving
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 (15 ounce) can coconut cream (such as Coco Lopez), chilled
  • Toasted coconut flakes, for serving
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Crust
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place graham crackers and coconut in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Add brown sugar, flour, and salt and pulse to combine. Add coconut oil and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched. Press into bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake until golden brown and set, 12 to 15 minutes (carefully tent edges with foil if browning too quickly.) Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  1. Filling + Topping
  2. Make filling: in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 teaspoons cold water. Place granulated sugar, lime zest, lime juice, egg yolks, salt, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking until butter melts. Bring to a simmer and cook, whisking often, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in gelatin. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into cooled tart shell. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours and up to 1 day, covered.
  3. Make topping: in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat coconut cream with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and chill until thickened slightly, at least 1 hour. Just before serving, spread mixture over top of tart; sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes and lime zest.

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