Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart
Makes:
12
servings
Prep Time:
60
minutes
Total Time:
205
minutes
based on 58 reviews
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Refreshing and elegant this Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart is the perfect ending to a springtime dinner. This 1st Prize winning recipe was developed by Ginnie Prater of Jacksonville, AL and combines a light buttery crust with a tasty lime filling that’s both sweet and tart!

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CRUST *
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups sliced almonds, toasted, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • LIME CREAM FILLING
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice
  • 1 drop green liquid food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Fresh lime slices or zest from fresh lime

Directions:

FOR CRUST:
PREHEAT
oven to 375° F. Grease 14-inch pizza pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat in egg and almond extract. Gradually bet in flour mixture until well blended. With clean hands, mix in 1 1/2 cups morsels, 1 cup almonds and ginger. Spread dough evenly on bottom of prepared pan; build up sides of dough at edge of pan. Place piece of foil on rack below pan to catch drippings.

BAKE for 22 to 25 minutes or golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR LIME CREAM FILLING:
COMBINE
lime juice and food coloring. Sprinkle gelatin over juice mixture. Let stand at least 10 minutes.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in small mixer bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in juice mixture on low speed. Spoon filling over tart, leaving edges uncovered (filling will be thin). Refrigerate for 2 hours or until filling is set.

PLACE remaining morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small hole in corner and bag and squeeze to drizzle over filling. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Garnish with lime slices. Cut into slices.

* To save time, 1 pkg. (18 oz.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE ULTIMATES Refrigerated White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Bar Dough can be substituted for the crust recipe. Press cookie dough onto greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet to measure an 8-inch circle. Bake in preheated 325° F oven for 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly golden.


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St. Patrick's Day

 Star(s)

Ruth Wissinger from STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

I made 10 of these and all of them were eaten and raved about - the best tart I've tasted in a while - very rich - can't eat much at one time!

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  •  Star(s)

    Average

    Amanda Krylo from Las Vegas, NV

    I made it without the ginger because it seemed like there were too many flavors going on. It was good but not great. You have to REALLY like lime I guess.

  •  Star(s)

    Good - but not what I expected

    Stephanie Todd from Northern VA

    This recipe tasted great, but I think the flavor of the crust overpowered the key-lime filling more than I would have liked. Also, when picking the recipe, be aware that crystalized ginger is fairly expensive.

  •  Star(s)

    Light and tasty

    Evonne Robertson from FRASER, MI

    My family loved the tart. It was light and tasty. There wasn't a crumb left.

  •  Star(s)

    Scrumptious!

    Cathy Clemons from NARROWS, VA

    I used the Macadamia Nut crust and even my picky, picky 80 yr old mom loved it! Will definitely make this for Easter as evening snack with a good cup of fresh coffee.

  •  Star(s)

    different

    Molly Ammerman from ATLANTA, NY

    It took me awhile to make this. It looked pretty before I cut it! A lot of people liked it because of the contrast in flavors. The sweet cookie part and then the key lime tartness!

  •  Star(s)

    My son-in-law's favorite!!

    Debbie Teague from TAYLORSVILLE, NC

    I knew my son-in-law loved Key Lime pie so I wanted to try these and see if they would be a hit with him and he loved them!!! Now he wants me to make them all the time. I love to make things that I know my family will like!! The rest of my family also like them! I'm so happy when I know I've made something everyone loves!! Wonderful recipe especially if your family loves keylime pie!!

  •  Star(s)

    Scrumptious

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    This recipe was very easy to follow and make. The flavors of the ginger and the key lime made this tart. It was sooooooooo delicious. Will make this recipe again everyone just loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Little bit of work, but worth the effort

    Diane Hassebroek from ABERDEEN, SD

    I made this for a special dinner this weekend. It was a little bit extra work, but certainly worth the effort. The flavors blend together beautifully; tart & sweet. It is something I won't make every week, but definitely will keep on file for special occasions or celebrations.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Carol Chapman from Gatesville, TX

    This was really yummy. What a new and different dessert idea. We get tired of the same old desserts. I think I will keep this in mind for Easter Dinner. I will probably have to make two.

  •  Star(s)

    Cool,easy and wonderful

    Diane Ferguson from MARTINEZ, GA

    This is an easy recipe. It was a hit in the office. Everyone wanted another piece. I know that I will be making this on Summer Day out by the pool

  •  Star(s)

    LOVED it!!

    Melissa Bradley from ELIZABETHTOWN, KY

    This was wonderful~~so easy to make, and everyone in the family loved it!!

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Carole Finney from HARRISVILLE, OH

    So easy to make, it is not only good, but has a wonderful flavor. I like anything lime, so this just hits the spot.

  •  Star(s)

    Yum!!!

    Jaime Cochran from Garner, NC

    I made this for my family. Everyone loved it. Even my husband who doesn't really like key limes. This recipe will definitely be a keeper!!

  •  Star(s)

    gingered key lime-white chip cookie tart

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    What a delicious and wonderful treat. So elegant. Definitely worth the time to make. Great for gift giving too!

  •  Star(s)

    so very good

    carla marshall from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    This is so very very good I just love the idea of the crust it makes this dessert so good. And the filling is so rich and so line and so easy to make too.

  •  Star(s)

    Refreshing dessert

    carla lawrence from LEXINGTON, KY

    This dessert was a nice change of taste from all the heavy chocolate desserts at a recent get together. Everyone loved the tart, fresh taste of the key lime flavor. a real winner.

  •  Star(s)

    excellent!

    Carla Crain from Moore, OK

    i do not like key-lime pie and i made this per my husbands request for valentine's day - i reluctantly tried a bite of his and HAD to have a slice of my own! delicious... a huge score for a non-keylime eater!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    JACKIE BERRY from RUCKERSVILLE, VA

    Everyone really loved this when I made it. It was relatively easy. I made it in a tart pan so had extra cookie dough and just used it to make extra cookies which everyone loved. I used the same amounts for the toppings even though it was a smaller surface and it turned out just fine. Love the interesting, contrasting flavors like the ginger and key lime!

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Linda Jo Boyd from McDonald, TN

    We really thought the cookie dough made a great cookie and was much better without the key lime/cream cheese topping..next time I'll make individual cookies with the cookie dough.

  •  Star(s)

    Potluck Pleaser

    Laura Pond from CHICAGO, IL

    I made this dessert for a potluck dinner I went to last weekend. Although I brought 2 other cakes, everyone wanted more of this tart. Next time I make this recipe, I will have to make 2!

  •  Star(s)

    perfect blend of sweet/tart

    charlene plowman from AURORA, CO

    made this for my co-workers. they loved it. very nice combination of ginger, key lime tartness and white chocolate chip sweetness. A hit!

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    KAREN INKSTER from RAMONA, SD

    This was very good. My family loves anything made with key lime. I didn't have a pizza pan and I used a flat cookie sheet. The dough about doubled in size so I would recommend using a pan with sides. My stove was a mess, but this was delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    St. Patrick's Day

    Ruth Wissinger from STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

    I made 10 of these and all of them were eaten and raved about - the best tart I've tasted in a while - very rich - can't eat much at one time!

  •  Star(s)

    WOW!

    Christine Beliveau from Lauderdale Lakes, FL

    I made this for a family get together and it was a HIT! Thank you for the recipe!!

  •  Star(s)

    Yum yum yum!!!

    Stephanie Woolworth from NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV

    Not only was this an easy and excellent tart recipe, but the crust would make excellent cookies. I will definitely make this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Doris Hancock from HOMESTEAD, FL

    I made two of these. One for work and one for my Square Dance Group. Both disappeared very fast. It was delicious. I will make it again and again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    gingered key lime-white chip cookie tart

    Lorraine Walters from OMAHA, NE

    This was a hit! Everyone liked it. It was so easy to make too. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Dessert

    Debbie Prante from West Salem, OH

    This was the best dessert I have had in a long time. I took it to work as a treat at our staff meeting. The ladies raved about it. Very easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie

    Jane Erbeck from Cincinnati, OH

    A very good cookie. A refreshing taste of lime. A cool recipe for summer time.Or anytime.

  •  Star(s)

    It's Great

    laura galvan from Vinita, OK

    I made it the other night and now my family wants it once a week. It took me twice to get it right. lol. But I have mastered it. It was to die for.

  •  Star(s)

    Key Lime Tart - Excellent!

    Christy D'Addario from Severn, MD

    I have made this Key Lime Cookie Tart for 2 different occasions and it has been a hit both times! I could not find the white chip macadamia nut cookie dough in my local store, so I made my own, and it turned out fantastic. Everyone loved the fresh taste of key lime and the crunch of the crust. Just as a reminder, I would caution you to leave about 2 fingers with all around the pan when pressing out the dough, as it will expand when baking. Otherwise, this is a great, refreshing dessert to take anywhere!

  •  Star(s)

    suprising

    LILIA SALCIDO from ZION, IL

    I found it a very good blend of all the different ingredients. The ginger was a good addition. I will keep this in my file.

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT PRESENTATION

    ANITA MARSAN from PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

    I MADE THIS AND EVERYONE THOUGHT I SPENT HOURS ON IT. INSTEAD OF THE ALMOND EXTRACT I USED IRISH WHISKEY TO FLAVOR THE CRUST. I'M GOING TO TRY IT WITH THE ALMOND EXTRACT NEXT TIME THOUGH. THANKS FOR THE SUPER RECIPE.

  •  Star(s)

    awesome key-lime tart

    Kathy McClimans from PLANO, TX

    Awesome tart, family loves it, can't wait to try other crusts. Great dish for St Pat's Day

  •  Star(s)

    G. KEY LIME-WHITE CHIP COOKIE TART

    Yadith Saldana from Houston, TX

    OMG, I'M IN HEAVEN WHEN I HAVE A SLICE. I GREAT WAY TO INDULGE YOURSELF. I SAY THAT IT'S A WONDERFUL GUILTY PLEASURE.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good!

    Francesca Marone from NEWBURGH, NY

    This tart was an excellent finish to a meal....I did skip the ginger, because we are not found of the flavor, but the white chocolate and lime flavor was awesome...A keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    Whitney Howard from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    it looks great tastes great and the kids love to eat it

  •  Star(s)

    This is so different

    Michelle Erkel from CRANBERRY TWP, PA

    This taste good and is so different than key lime i have had but the thing i like best is it is a SHOW STOPPER its beautiful.....

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    This is so delicious!! I omitted the ginger simply because I didn't have any and I couldn't ask for it to be any better. I'll be baking this often.

  •  Star(s)

    ginger key lime tart

    VIRGINIA VORSE from FAYETTEVILLE, NC

    What a refreshing, tasteful tart. Not too sweet, just perfect for the taste. Very good recipe. Perfect on the odds days to fix up for the last minute drop in's.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Jeannine Gramstad from NEWBURGH, NY

    Both crusts come out very nice & tasty. My dieting sister-in-laws took my recipe page home - this is something they can & will work into their program more than once a month!

  •  Star(s)

    Key Lime w/White Choc Chips - very good

    Lois Joehlin from EATON RAPIDS, MI

    Our daughter bowls several times a week and everybody brings snacks or treats. Everybody enjoyed this tart - it disappeared very quickly.

  •  Star(s)

    KEY LIME DELIGHTFUL

    Karen Maloy from NORMAN, OK

    Love the tang of the lime, and it's so easy to make! Great St Pat's addition!

  •  Star(s)

    Good

    Amy Bingham from Gastonia, NC

    I have tryed this and, it is great!! I wasnt that hard to make. It looked like It came from a bakery. And that dont happen much for me!

  •  Star(s)

    wonderful!

    LINDEN SPONSEL from OLGA, WA

    The taste is refreshing and it is fairly easy to make---my only problem was working with the melted chocolate and that was taken care of after a bit of practice. This is a nice change for dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Madeline Lester from MIDLAND, TX

    This was a delicious Lime Pie, with a twist. It is easy to do, but time consuming. Yet worth it. The white chocolate was a nice addition.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!!!

    JENN OKUTMAN from WESTMINSTER, MD

    This was a very refreshing dessert. The giner and lime really come together for a wonderful flavor.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

    Noreen Gilbert from BURLINGTON, MA

    I love key Lime & this is so creamy & delicious. I always make it for St. Patrick's Day. My family looks forward to it all the time.

  •  Star(s)

    well deserved

    Judy Perugini from Wisconsin dells, WI

    I thought this recipe was very intriging. I have been a baker for years and this recipe gave me a challenge. Also in the the the cake came out wonderful and everyone loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    It's Green!!!

    Shirley Press from LADSON, SC

    This tart is not only a delight to look at, but to eat as well. A favorite in my family!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 650
  • Calories from Fat: 320
  • Total Fat: 36g (55% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 21g (107% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 80mg (27% of DV)
  • Sodium: 300mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 75g (25% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 49g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Gingered Key Lime-White Chip Cookie Tart

Ingredients

  • CRUST *
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups sliced almonds, toasted, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • LIME CREAM FILLING
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice
  • 1 drop green liquid food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Fresh lime slices or zest from fresh lime

 

Directions

FOR CRUST:
PREHEAT
oven to 375° F. Grease 14-inch pizza pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat in egg and almond extract. Gradually bet in flour mixture until well blended. With clean hands, mix in 1 1/2 cups morsels, 1 cup almonds and ginger. Spread dough evenly on bottom of prepared pan; build up sides of dough at edge of pan. Place piece of foil on rack below pan to catch drippings.

BAKE for 22 to 25 minutes or golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR LIME CREAM FILLING:
COMBINE
lime juice and food coloring. Sprinkle gelatin over juice mixture. Let stand at least 10 minutes.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in small mixer bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in juice mixture on low speed. Spoon filling over tart, leaving edges uncovered (filling will be thin). Refrigerate for 2 hours or until filling is set.

PLACE remaining morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small hole in corner and bag and squeeze to drizzle over filling. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Garnish with lime slices. Cut into slices.

* To save time, 1 pkg. (18 oz.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE ULTIMATES Refrigerated White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Bar Dough can be substituted for the crust recipe. Press cookie dough onto greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet to measure an 8-inch circle. Bake in preheated 325° F oven for 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly golden.

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