Pretzel-Crusted Lime Mousse Tart with Blackberry Sauce

Crushed pretzels create a slightly salty crust that tastes wonderful with the fluffy lime mixture.

Pretzel-Crusted Lime Mousse Tart with Blackberry Sauce
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 cup pretzels, finely crushed (1 cup)

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lime peel

  • cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 green food coloring (optional)

  • 1 ½ cup whipping cream

  • 1 recipe Blackberry Sauce

  • Fresh blackberries

Blackberry Sauce

  • 3 ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl combine crushed pretzels and brown sugar. Add butter; toss to combine. Press pretzel mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until firm. Cool on a wire rack.

  2. In another medium bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, lime peel, lime juice, and granulated sugar. If desired, stir in food coloring. Cover and chill about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  3. In a clean medium bowl beat whipping cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Fold whipped cream into lime mixture. Carefully spoon mixture into prepared crust. Chill for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours or until firm.

  4. Serve with Blackberry Sauce. Garnish with blackberries.

Blackberry Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan combine blackberries, sugar, lime juice, and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Press through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl. Discard solids. Cover and chill for up to 3 days. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 21.8mg 109%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 312mg 7%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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