Lemon and lime ginger crunch

Lemon and lime ginger crunch


This delicious lemon and lime ginger crunch is easy to make in just a few simple steps.It is easy to bake as there is no-bake involved and only takes fifteen minutes to prepare from start to finish – perfect for an emergency dessert! The citrus contrasts between the lemon and lime flavours is delicious against the crunchy texture, provided by the addition of gingernut biscuits.


  • 250g (8oz) gingernuts
  • 125g (4oz) butter, melted
  • 200ml (7fl oz) double cream
  • 397g can condensed milk
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 20cm (8in) loose-based sandwich tin, buttered
  • If you fancy making a traditional lemon tart, use our classic recipe


  1. Put the biscuits in a polybag and crush them with a rolling pin — evenly but not too finely. Mix them into the melted butter. Press 200g (7oz) of the mixture — just over half of it — into the base of the tin. Chill.
  2. Whip the cream in a bowl and stir in the condensed milk, lemon and lime zest and 10-12 tablespoons juice. Spoon the lemon-and-lime juice mixture over the biscuit base, smooth the top and sprinkle with the rest of the biscuit mixture. Chill overnight until set firm.
  3. Take out of the tin and slice for serving.