A lemon tart with lime zest on top

Lemon and lime tart

  • serves 10
  • Easy

Make your next lemon tart an epic one with Edd's Kimber's coconut macaroon tart case, filled with a zesty lemon and lime curd. It's the perfect make-ahead pud for a special occasion


Bake this lemon and lime tart, then check out our classic lemon tart, key lime pie, lemon meringue pie and more sweet tart recipes. Also discover more of our zingy lemon desserts.




  • lemon juice 60ml
  • lime juice 60ml
  • lemon 1, zested, plus extra to decorate
  • lime 1, zested, plus extra to decorate
  • eggs 3 large
  • caster sugar 100g
  • unsalted butter 120g, plus extra for the tin


  • desiccated coconut 175g
  • caster sugar 100g
  • plain flour 30g
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • egg whites 2 large


  • Step 1

    To make the curd, put all of the ingredients in a medium pan over a low-medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon – it’s essential that you stir the curd while cooking, otherwise the eggs may scramble. Pour the curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, then cover and chill for at least 4 hours.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Lightly butter a loose-bottomed 23cm tart tin, and line the base with a circle of baking paper. To make the tart case, put all of the ingredients and a pinch of salt in a large bowl, and use a spatula to mix everything until evenly combined. Scrape the mixture into the tart tin and press into the base and up the sides. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. After 20 minutes, carefully remove the macaroon tart case from the tin and put on a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Step 3

    Scrape the curd into the cooled tart case and spread into an even layer. Scatter with some citrus zest to decorate. It will keep, chilled, for up to three days.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 325
  • Fat 22.5g
  • Saturates 16.1g
  • Carbs 23.7g
  • Sugars 21.4g
  • Fibre 3.5g
  • Protein 4.8g
  • Salt 0.2g