Lime and Strawberry Tart

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Appears in
The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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With this pretty tart – in which a mouthwatering mixture of fresh limes and strawberries top a creamy rich but thin filling encased in crisp sweet pastry — you will feel you have produced something extra special which might have come from a smart patisserie.


  • 3 fresh limes, sliced thinly
  • 250 g (8 oz) granulated sugar


To make the pastry, melt the butter, then set aside. Sift the flour, salt and caster sugar into a bowl. Add the egg yolks and mix well, then pour in the melted butter and mix until the dough sticks together and forms a ball. Chill for at least 1 hour before shaping. If it is too firm for rolling, let it soften at room temperature first. Roll out to a circle and line a