Last updated February 1, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Lemon-Lime Tarts

Lemon lime tarts

These delicious lemon-lime tarts have a wonderfully light, summery flavor, but they contain all natural ingredients and no added sugars at all. I use a combination of low carbohydrate flours like hazelnut flour, buckwheat flour, and flaxseed meal to get the perfect texture for the crust.

The filling has a really zesty flavor from the lemon and lime, plus it contains some plain, probiotic yogurt to give your intestinal flora a helping hand. All those antifungal and probiotic ingredients can lead to long-term improvements in your gut health and energy levels.

These tart crusts are a really handy recipe. Full of healthy ingredients and nutrients, they are versatile enough to be used in many other tart recipes. However, they work particularly well with the lemon-lime flavors in this recipe. I really hope you enjoy these tarts and they become a family favorite, just like in my household!

4.6 from 5 votes
Lemon lime tarts
Lemon-Lime Tarts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 8 tarts
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards, CNC
Ingredients
INGREDIENTS FOR CRUST
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 packets or 2 tsp. powdered stevia
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 cup hazelnut or almond flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup organic butter, at room temperature
INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING
  • 1 ½ cups thick Greek-style yogurt
  • 3 packets or 1 ½ tsp. powdered stevia
  • ¾ tsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • 1 ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 ½ tsp. lime zest
  • Lemon and lime slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add egg yolks, powdered stevia, salt, lemon and lime zest, whisk to combine, set aside.
  2. In another small bowl combine hazelnut flour, buckwheat flour and flaxseed meal, stir to combine, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg mixture until combined, then add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Wrap dough and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. To make filling, combine yogurt, stevia, alcohol free vanilla, lemon and lime zest in a medium bowl, stir to combine. Refrigerate filling until ready to use.
  5. Brush 8 cups of a 12 cup muffin tin with oil, such as olive or coconut. Line the bottoms of the prepared cups with a circle of parchment paper, set pan aside.
  6. Divide dough into eight portions. Roll portions into the shape of a ball and flatten each to ¼ inch thickness between parchment paper. Fit flattened discs into prepared cups of muffin tin, then place tin in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (177 degrees C). Bake tart shells for 15 minutes, cool 15 to 20 minutes. Remove tart shells from tin by placing a baking sheet on top of muffin tin and invert pans. Lift muffin tin, re-invert tart shells onto a rack and cool completely.
  8. Spoon filling into tart shells, garnish with thin slices of lemon and lime, serve. Tarts can also be chilled before serving, up to 8 hours.

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Comments

  1. Rebecca says:


    THANK YOU!! I was wanting something lemony, like a lemon-pie bar. Knowing I can’t have one made me a bit sad. Then I saw this on your page and I am happy again. Only need to pick up some buckwheat flour.

  2. Gillian says:

    Would it be OK to use coconut palm sugar in dessert recipes?

    1. Hi Gillian, the glycemic index for coconut palm sugar is too high unfortunately!

  3. Carla says:

    Can u use truvia as sweetner?

  4. Blanka says:

    Could I use xylitol instead of stevia? What would be the conversion? thanks

  5. Ronell says:

    What is powdered stevia?

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      You can buy stevia either in liquid or in powdered form.

  6. Melissa says:


    This tart came out so delish! I made it 3 times already 🙂 I’m new to the candida diet and am so glad I came across your site. Keep up the great work!

  7. AT says:

    Can you use spelt flour instead of buckwheat? Also, agave instead of stevia?

  8. Rene says:

    Can you use soy yoghurt instead of greek yoghurt? I am intolerant to dairy, A1 protein specifically.

  9. Amy says:

    Hello there:) I was wondering if I can use coconut oil instead of butter?

  10. Amy says:

    Oh and can I use coconut yogurt instead of dairy?

  11. Nicole says:

    I’m curious about the buckwheat flour. I have tapioca, coconut, chickpea and amaranth flour but no buckwheat flour. Does it add something specifically compared to these other flowers. I’ll probably try it with some dairy free coconut yogurt and I’m assuming the liquid stevia is ok.

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      You can certainly try those. Just be aware that coconut flour is really dry, so you would probably need to add some more liquid. Or you can mix a few flours together.

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