Lemon and Lime Mini Tarts

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Recipe adapted from Coconut and Bliss’s Lemon Curd Tarts

serves 6

1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
4 small medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 ½ tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
3 tbsp water

2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup lime juice,
4 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 tbsp finely grated lime zest
3 ½ tbsp. coconut oil
Lime zest and thin slices of lime to serve

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5. Grease 6 holes of a muffin tray with dairy-free butter and line the base with baking paper.

Add the base ingredients to your food processor and process until a sticky dough is formed. Add more water if mixture is too dry.

Press the tart mixture into your muffin tray holes. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

While the tart cases are baking, make the lemon and lime filling. Place a medium sized bowl over a pot of simmering water. Pour in the lemon juice and the lime juice, lime zest, eggs, yolks and maple syrup, whisking until combined.

Gradually whisk in the coconut oil, 1 tbsp at a time until it is completely melted. The mixture should gradually become thicker and thicker. Once it’s a custard consistency, stop whisking and remove the bowl from the heat. Taste to see if it’s to your taste. If you find it too sharp, add a tsp maple syrup and whisk again. Allow to cool completely. Place in the fridge to make firmer.

Once the tart cases are baked remove them from the tin after a couple of minutes as if you leave them to cool completely before removing they will be very tricky to get out. Leave them to cool on a cooling rack.

Once the tart cases are cool, fill with the lemon and lime filling and top with some lime zest and a small slice of lime. Enjoy :) Store in an air tight container in the fridge.


  1. Kim December 8, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    This truly looks lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  2. berrystylegirl December 8, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    I can’t decide what to write first – that they look lovely? Or that this recipe is divine? Or that they should smell fantastic? Oh. well, I was never good in choice:)

    • spooniesophia December 19, 2014 / 11:58 am

      haha i always love your comments Polina! Thank you lovely! Hope you’re doing ok xxx

  3. Jenny December 8, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    I could just gobble those up now! Thanks for the gluten free recipes! :)

    • spooniesophia December 19, 2014 / 11:58 am

      They were delicious Jenny :) No problem! xx

  4. cecily December 12, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    These look utterly gorgeous! Cant wait to try them out myself. I’m absolutely loving lime at the mo and just devoured a bar of lime and chili dark chocolate. So nice!

    • spooniesophia December 19, 2014 / 11:59 am

      Thank you Cecily :) I hope you do! Oh wow, that chocolate sounds amazinggggg!

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