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Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« on: February 18, 2010, 04:56:19 am »
GLAZED KIWI & LIME TART WITH PISTACHIO CRUST
115g finely ground pistachio nuts
8 digestive biscuits  – I used Granita
55g caster sugar
1 tblsp lime zest (about 1 lime)
85g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large egg yolks
400g tin condensed milk
120ml fresh lime juice (about 5 limes)
5 kiwis, peeled and sliced into thin rounds (I only used 3)
1 tblsp fresh lime juice, extra *see note in method
1 tblsp water
1 tblsp caster sugar
˝ tsp cornflour

Preheat oven 175 C.  Grease a 23cm fluted tart tin. (make sure your tin is not any bigger)

Place biscuits into TM bowl.  Chop 8 secs/speed 8. Remove from bowl.

Add pistachio nuts to bowl.  Chop 5 secs/speed 8  until finely ground.
Add biscuit crumbs, sugar and lime zest to the pistachios in the bowl.  
Mix on speed 4 for approx 20 secs, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl half way.

With blades running on speed 4, pour melted butter through opening in the lid until all combined about 20 secs.
Press the crust into the tart tin.  Take your time doing this there will be enough for this size tin.
Bake for 10 mins.  Clean out bowl.
 
Transfer tart to a wire rack and cool. You will find that it puffs up a little in the oven, but will settle down as it cools.  I did however have to use my fingers to push over some cracks in the sides, when just out of the oven which worked out okay.

Place egg yolks, condensed milk and 120ml of lime juice into TM bowl *(I got 120ml out of 5 limes which was all I had, so I scooped out 1 tblsp to put aside for the glaze).  

Mix for 30 secs/speed 4 until well combined.

Pour into the cooled crust (mine was still warm) and even the surface with a spatula.  Bake for 15 mins.  Clean out bowl .  Transfer tart to a wire rack.

Arrange the kiwi slices on top of the filling – slightly overlapping, in concentric circles.

Place the tblsp of lime juice, water, sugar and cornflour into TM bowl.  
Heat on 90°C/2 mins/speed 3 until boils and thickens.

Using a pastry brush, brush over the kiwi fruit with the glaze.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Variations:

Glazed strawberry & lime tart with pistachio crust
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing the sliced kiwis with 455g sliced strawberries.  Proceed with glazing.

Glazed raspberry & lime tart with pistachio crust
Prepare basic recipe replacing the kiwis with 500g fresh raspberries, proceed with glazing.

Glazed blueberry, kiwi  etc
Prepare basic recipe, arranging a handful of fresh blueberries over the kiwi slices, proceed with glazing.

Glazed mango & lime tart etc
Prepare basic recipe, replacing the kiwi slices with 340g sliced mango.  Proceed with glazing.

Notes:
This is a recipe from the book 500 Pies & Tarts.  
Was so easy to make and tastes lovely. I really liked the pistachio crust which was a change from just the usual biscuit one.  
I think you could cut down on the sugar slightly, wasn't over the top sweet, but I'd still like to reduce a bit next time.
Didn't take long to make and I cut a slice about 1 1/2 hours after making and it was set.  Would be perfect to take to a barbie or for anything really.  I do like the sound of some of the variations too, and wondering what lemon juice would be like in place of the lime.







I was really happy with how this turned out and after having a small piece last night after tea it was even nicer after having the day to chill.

Members' comments
Thermomixer - Good work as usual JulieO.  Wonder if you could just use softened butter to make the crust? Just thinking for the quick cooks I was wondering about even putting the nuts and bikkies in together and then just dump in the remainder?

Cecilia - I made this last week for a family gathering and people enjoyed it.  I found the lime pretty strong but paired with a nice plain whipped cream, all very, very good.  Thank you for the recipe and photos.

KarenH - Made this today after reading about it in another thread. What can I say - why didn't I find this recipe earlier!!!
Didn't have enough granita biscuits, so threw in a couple of gingernuts to make up the number.
Didn't have enough kiwifruit so used some strawberries too.
Used Woolworths homebrand condensed milk - wont do that again - not as good as the original, with a funny taste. 
The glaze is worth the extra effort. Fantastic dessert!  Thanks so much JulieO.

Kimmyh - Made this with lemons instead of limes and strawberries. Very yummy and easy. Thanks again JulieO. Can't wait to make with limes, if they ever grow on my tree.

sue purrb - I made this for a workmate's birthday last week, and it was a great hit. I also made a lemon version decorated with fresh strawberries, and made the glaze for the first time. I agree, it is worth it!  I used the base from Tenina's Lime Mousse Pie, which is really easy and tasty. I use it for just about any tart or cheesecake.







« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 03:32:45 pm by judydawn »

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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 06:33:47 am »
I could do with a slice of that right about now Julie!!! Yummo ;D
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 07:46:01 am »
This  looks absolutely scrummy! :P :)

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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 07:53:15 am »
Beautiful.  Now for a reason to bake it.
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 08:28:47 am »
oh dear, just have to wipe my chin... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 10:52:14 am »
Oh that looks like a wonderful recipe.  Thanks for converting and sharing it Julie.  I'm not a kiwi fruit fan but the variations sound delish!  :)

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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 01:00:04 pm »
Just lovely JulieO - thanks for the conversion.
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 10:54:14 pm »
Thanks guys, I was really happy with how this turned out and after having a small piece last night after tea it was even nicer after having the day to chill.  :)

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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 12:52:02 am »
You allways show us sooo  beautiful things you make Julie!!
This one is to make for sure!
As it is not easy to find unsaltend pistachios here I will make it with Almonds perhaps!
The condesmilk you refer is sweet -isnt it?
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 06:45:00 am »
Yes Isi, condensed milk is sweet.
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 10:23:24 pm »
Thankyou Isi, and thankyou Cookie for answering her question.  :)

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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2010, 11:10:38 pm »
Good work as usual JulieO.  Wonder if you could just use softened butter to make the crust?
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 12:11:52 am »
Maybe Thermomixer, but I just put the cubed butter in a glass jug in the microwave and set to defrost for 2 mins which melted it without over heating it, then I just poured in - so easy.  :)


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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2010, 12:40:21 am »
Divine, Julie, just divine!!
And the most gorgeous photo's, too!
What sort of camera are you using?  Food photo's (phood foto's?) are quickly becoming a subject of interest to me!
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Re: Glazed Kiwi & Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust - with photos
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2010, 01:08:28 am »
Maybe Thermomixer, but I just put the cubed butter in a glass jug in the microwave and set to defrost for 2 mins which melted it without over heating it, then I just poured in - so easy.  :)


Very easy - ta.  Just thinking for the quick cooks I was wondering about even putting the nuts and bikkies in together and then just dump in the remainder?  I don't do many of these types of dishes as I am more a savoury type.

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