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Reduced Fat Key Lime Tart

Reduced Fat Key Lime Tart (adapted from a Cooking Light recipe)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 42 minutes
Servings 8
Author Cookie Madness



  • 1/3 cup butter room temp
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace or freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour very lightly spooned and swept


  • 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 3 ½ tablespoons key lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 inch removable bottom tart pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare crust. Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add flour to butter mixture, and beat at low speed until well-blended (or just stir it in by hand). Press crust into prepared tart pan.
  • To prepare filling, place cottage cheese in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once. Add 1 cup granulated sugar and remaining ingredients, and process until well-blended. Pour filling over crust. Bake at 350° for 20 22 minutes or until set (the edges will get lightly browned), and cool on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan and chill for 8 hours.