Recipe for coconut and lime Christmas trees – a wonderfully creative sweet treat!
For the crust:
80g butter, softened
50g desiccated coconut
For the Lime Custard:
385g tin condensed milk
3 large egg yolks
125ml lime juice
5ml lime zest
1 drop of green food colouring
100g white chocolate, for decorating
white star sugar decorations, optional
Spray a rectangular tart tin with cooking spray (I used a rectangular loose-bottomed tin, 36 x 12 cm). Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Cream together the butter and sugar until well combined. Add the flour and coconut and mix well until you have coarse crumbs. Press this mixture into the tart tin and dock with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes or until just turning golden.
To make the lime custard, pour the condensed milk into a bowl and add the egg yolks. Beat well. Add in the lime juice, zest and green food colouring as desired. Mix well.
Pour this mixture over the warm base and bake for a further 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly in the tin, then chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until completely set. Remove the tart from the tin and slice into tall triangles.
Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave at 20-30 second intervals. Fill a piping bag with the melted chocolate and pipe thin lines over each tart triangle to create a tinsel-like effect. Place a white sugar star at the tip of each triangle if desired.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stand the tart triangles upright on plates before serving.
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This recipe and photo provided by and copyright to Astrid Field from the Sweet Rebellion. Visit The Sweet Rebellion website, and see more of her delectable sweet treat recipes