Celebrate summers with this fast and simple Cherry Limeade Tart!
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Cherry limeade reminds me of summers off from school. I don’t really think about cherry limeade except for during the warmer months. It is pretty common to find this flavor combination in drinks, but not too common in foods and desserts. This Cherry Limeade Tart brings those same great flavors into a simple and fast tart recipe.
This Cherry Limeade Tart has a lime flavored soft crust. I love the soft crust, but if you want a crunchier, sugar cookie type crust use granulated sugar instead of powdered. I accidentally did this once and learned that granulated sugar means crunchy crust! The Cherry Limeade Tart is then filled with a lime cream cheese filling and swirled with some cherry pie filling. So simple, and so delicious. Even though it is a dessert, the freshness and brightness from the lime lifts everything and it doesn’t feel heavy.
I like to use a rectangle tart pan such as this one, roughly 8 1/2 x 11 or 12 inches. Square, long skinny rectangles, or the traditional circle pan shapes also work, however the crust thickness will vary with how much or little it needs to cover. This would also be fun as little, individual tarts!
First bake the crust until just starting to golden and then let it cool. If the crust is too hot the cream cheese filling will melt into it! Then pour in the lime cream cheese filling and spread out in the crust. Add dollops of cherry pie filling and swirl. Chill until you are ready to serve. I like it rather cold, so this is a great tart to make in advance. It will hold up very well.
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