Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Smoothest, Silkiest, Creamiest, Tartest Lime Tart

Dorie Greenspan Smoothest, Silkiest, Creamiest, Tartest Lime Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi as well as being “smooth, silky, creamy and tart” is one of the simplest decadent desserts I’ve made in a long time.

Essentially it’s Dorie’s sweet shortcrust pastry filled with a luscious lime curd that uses double the amount of butter I’d typically use for a curd (I’ve been playing around with different proportions recently for another project so I was really interested to try this one). The mixture is cooked to around 180˚F (this ensures it sets up) and strained before it’s whizzed in a food processor with the butter making it extremely smooth.

The curd is still quite loose once it comes out of the processor but after a rest in the fridge, it firms up, then you fill the cool tart shells with it and let it set up a bit more. The result is a still-loose-but-cuttable curd that is as decadent as it is smooth.

I made 1/4 of the batch of both recipes and used my mini tart pans to make three individual sized tarts which were perfect because they were not too deep (or decadent!). I LOVED the filling but would probably only make a curd this rich every once in a while… SO rich! (so good!)

Baking Chez Moi Dorie Greenspan Smoothest, Silkiest, Creamiest, Tartest Lime Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.comGet the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Smoothest, Silkiest, Creamiest, Tartest Lime Tart on page 184 of Baking Chez Moi!

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7 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Smoothest, Silkiest, Creamiest, Tartest Lime Tart”

  1. Love the idea of putting lime zest on top of the filling. I kept sayin lemon tart and then realized it was lime tart. The filling looks yellow. I let my filling set up in the fridge overnight because I ever put it in the crust and it was fine. I think Dorie is a bit optimistic about some of the cooling times sometimes…

  2. This is definitely special occasion food, with all that butter, but I love that curd so much I don’t care. I loved how easily this came together, too.

    (It’s been a very buttery time – this weekend, I made the Chicken Pot Parmentier and the madeleines from My Paris Kitchen, along with a batch of Dorie’s brioche. Everyone raved about them, but no one wanted to know exactly how much butter they were eating!)


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