Ricotta lime tart

Ricotta lime tart – creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties.

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Creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I’ve been working with Sargento for a couple of months now and although I love all kinds of cheese I must say if I have to pick one it’s their creamy ricotta cheese. Not only I could eat it with the spoon straight from the container with some fresh fruit on the side but it’s so easy to add to desserts making them creamy and light.

I have made cheesecake, cake, cookies and even empanadas using this versatile cheese. I love trying new combos and figuring out what pairs well with ricotta.

Creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I’ve had citrus and ricotta on my mind for sometime now and it just happened that a while back I had some limes just begging to be used. With just a few days till our trip to Disney World I had to think fast what to do with them. I remembered reading this ricotta cake while browsing Pinterest. Ricotta, lime and almonds – it sounded tempting, tempting enough to give it a try.

Now let me tell you I have made it twice in the same week. I got so many great reviews from my family and friends I had to make it again.

Creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

To make the tart is really easy. First you make the crust, which takes less than 2 minutes in the food processor. With your fingers press the crust evenly on the bottom and the sides of a 11″ tart pan.

For the filling you all you have to do is combine the cheese with the sugar, add the eggs and ground almonds, stir in the grated lime zest and pour into the crust. Bake, chill and enjoy!

The tart may look like a cheesecake but the texture is different. The ground almonds add texture, making the tart not as creamy as a cheesecake and the lime zest makes it light and refreshing. Once out of the oven the tart is slightly puffed but once it starts to cool down it collapses and it might even have a small crack or two.

You can sprinkle some sliced almonds on top but I found it a lot harder to slice it so the second time I just sprinkled some powder sugar.

Ricotta lime tart recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: one 11" round tart

Ricotta lime tart recipe

Creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties.

Ingredients

    Tart crust
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) cold diced butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • grated zest from 1 lime
  • ~ 5 tbsp iced water
  • Ricotta lime filling
  • 1X15 oz (425 grams) Sargento whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) ground almonds
  • grated zest from 2-3 limes
  • Optional
  • sliced almonds
  • powder sugar

Instructions

    Tart crust
  1. In a food processor add the flour, sugar, butter, egg yolks and lime zest. Pulse a few times until it resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Gently add enough water to make a smooth dough, about 5 tbsp of iced water.
  3. With your fingers press the crust on the bottom and the sides of a 11" tart pan.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, heat the oven to 350F.
  6. Ricotta lime filling
  7. In a mixing bowl beat the ricotta and sugar until just combined.
  8. Add the eggs and egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  9. Add the ground almonds and lime zest. Stir to combine.
  10. Pour the filling into the chilled crust.
  11. Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes or until slightly golden.
  12. Cool the tart at room temperature and sprinkle with sliced almonds or powder sugar just before serving.
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Creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

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Sending love your way,

Roxana

 

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Comments

  1. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    Roxana, this is so beautiful! Love the flavors and baked goods with ricotta! Going on my tart love pin board right now! Happy Memorial Day!! xox

  2. says

    Light and refreshing with lime and ricotta? I’m there! Definitely, the perfect tart for summer. Love the idea of a simple sprinkling of powdered sugar for a soft, decorative touch. Pinning at Pinterest! And…have a happy and meaningful Memorial Day, Roxy! xo

  3. Gourmet Getaways says

    I love ricotta in tarts, so light and delicious!

    We could even call this a low fat treat ;) I signed up on your FB page for the next chocolate party, I can’t wait to find out what the matching ingredient is. :)
    Julie

  4. Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    Roxana this is simply gorgeous! I love the recipe and am enchanted by the visual of the tart. so whimsical. You are a true artist!

  5. Dalila G. says

    Geez….the tart looks too pretty to eat!
    Never fear, if I’m baking it I’m eating it! LOL!
    The recipe sounds so easy-peasy, right up my alley.
    I like lime in desserts so this recipe will be a keeper for sure.
    I thank you and my waistline thanks you! :-)

  6. tanya says

    Oh my Roxana, this tart is exquisite! Love the lime flavor and those beautiful swirls of sugar on top!

  7. Joan / My Cookie Clinic says

    Dazzling dessert! Looks like a dessert from the finest restaurant. May I order a slice?

  8. Kitchen Belleicious says

    now not only does that tart look incredibly delicious but it looks incredibly beautiful. the design, the color everything is perfect

  9. stephanie says

    PLEASE …… where, oh where, did you get the doily you used for the powdered sugar template on top of the tart. That is just WONDERFUL! Can NOT wait to make this!!!!

  10. says

    This is one of the most beautiful tarts that I have ever seen! The flavor must be amazing as well! Roxana, could you please share this on the FB group “Italian Cuisine, Culture and Travel”? I would love to have you in the group!!!

    xo
    Roz

  11. Kristen @ The Endless Meal says

    This tart looks so beautiful! I just love how you’ve decorated it with icing sugar. So pretty!

    Also, (totally not tart related) but I’ve been trying to figure out lately how to encourage visitors to sign up to my rss feed. Such a great idea to add your form right to your posts. :)

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