Key Lime Pecan Tart

key lime pecan tart Dessert
Key Lime Pecan Tart
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12

Crunchy crust, crispy topping and a creamy tropical filling are combined to make this refreshing yet decadent dessert.

Updated February 15, 2016
Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Sue Tyner
Tustin, California



  • 2
    cups Golden Grahams™ cereal, finely crushed (3/4 cup)
  • 6
    Nature Valley™ pecan crunch crunchy granola bars (3 pouches from 8.9-oz box), finely crushed (heaping 1 cup)*
  • 1/2
    cup chopped pecans, ground
  • 2
    tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 7
    tablespoons butter or margarine, melted


  • 1/4
    cup Key lime or regular lime juice
  • 1/2
    package (1 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
  • 1
    package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    box (4-serving size) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3
    containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original yogurt Key lime pie
  • 1/2
    cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2
    cup chopped pecans


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients. Press in bottom and up side of ungreased 11- or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Place in freezer while making filling.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 1-cup microwavable measuring cup or small bowl, place lime juice. Stir in gelatin. Microwave on High about 30 seconds, stirring occasionally, until gelatin is dissolved; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add gelatin mixture and pudding mix; beat until smooth, scraping bowl frequently. Add 1 container of yogurt at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
  • 4
    Spread filling evenly in crust; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into wedges to serve. Store in refrigerator.

  • *To easily crush granola bars, do not unwrap; use rolling pin to crush bars.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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