Raspberry-Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust

Active time:30 min. Total time:3 hours, 50 min.
Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice)


This tart is pleasantly limey, with a delightful pistachio-forward shortbread crust. It requires minimal baking, but has a beautiful presentation, with fresh raspberries adding a nice touch. You can find shelled, raw pistachios at the grocery store, but roasted, salted shelled pistachios will work just fine. Look for limes with smooth skin: They have thiner skins, and will yield more juice. Garnish with chopped pistachios and whipped cream to offset the tartness from the curd and the raspberries. 



  • 1/2 cup raw shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (about 5 3/8 oz.) all-purpose flour


  • 3large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1Tbsp. lime zest plus 3/4 cup fresh juice (from 7 medium limes)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) salted butter, cut into 1/2-in. pieces

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare the Crust: Process pistachios in a mini or regular food processor until finely ground, about 1 minute. Beat butter and sugar with a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add ground pistachios, vanilla, and salt to butter mixture; beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Add flour; beat on low speed until crumbly, about 1 minute. Transfer dough to a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Press dough evenly up sides and around bottom of pan. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300°F.

Step 2

Remove Crust from fridge; prick all over with a fork. Bake in preheated oven until light golden, about 35 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

While Crust bakes, prepare the Filling: Whisk together eggs, yolks, sugar, lime zest, and lime juice in a medium saucepan until smooth. Cook over medium, whisking constantly, until thick and glossy, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; pour into a medium-size heatproof bowl. Gradually whisk in butter a few pieces at a time, waitinguntil melted before next addition. Set aside until ready to use.

Step 4

Pour Filling into prepared Crust. Let cool at room temperature about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Decorate top with raspberries; slice and serve.

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