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Lime-and-Macadamia Nut Tart

Yield Makes 8 servings


  • 1 (5 1/3-ounce) package graham crackers, crushed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lime rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 large limes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 drop green liquid food coloring (optional)
  • 1 drop yellow liquid food coloring (optional)
  • Garnishes: toasted macadamia nuts, lime slices, and whipped cream

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients. Firmly press crumb mixture evenly on bottom and up sides of a 10-inch tart pan.

  2. Bake crust at 350° for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

  3. Whisk together eggs, grated lime rind, and fresh lime juice in a non-aluminum saucepan over low heat. Add 1 cup sugar, 6 tablespoons melted butter, and if desired, food coloring; cook, whisking constantly, 8 minutes or until lime mixture is thickened and bubbly. Let cool 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Pour filling into prepared crust; cover and chill 4 hours or until set. Remove sides of tart pan, and garnish, if desired.