Margarita Tart

Serves 6

Notes from the Chef

It is summer and the idea of an iced drink is just the ticket. Interestingly enough, many bartenders use a sugar substitute when making their drink mixes because it dissolves so easily. If you do not use alcohol, just add a little more (1/4 tsp.) vanilla and orange juice (1/2tsp.).

In the fall and winter, key limes are usually available. They are a little sweeter and have a really special taste. They are, however, a pain to zest and squeeze. The flavor, though, is worth it.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 8 oz. package reduced fat cream cheese, room temp.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar substitute
  • juice and zest of 2-3 limes (approx. 7 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp low-carbohydrate orange juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 3 large eggs

Preparation

  1. Roll out the crust on flowered surface to about a 14 in circle.
  2. Using your fingers fit into tart pan. This dough is fragile and will break. (Not to worry just piece it back together with your fingers.)
  3. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before filling.
  4. Beat cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor or electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add granulated sugar substitute and beat until incorporated.
  6. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add the lime juice but not zest of the limes.
  7. Beat until well mixed.
  8. Add the vanilla, orange juice, and tequila and beat to combine.
  9. By hand stir in the zest.
  10. Pour into the crust and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  11. Transfer to a rack and cool. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  12. Serve garnished with a few lightly sweetened blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.

Nutrition Information

  • Net carbohydrates: 12g

Source: Ward Alper, the Decadent Diabetic

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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