Sunday, June 14, 2009

Key Lime Tart

Good Things Utah had Kneader's Bakery on a while back and they made mini Key Lime Tarts and I have been wanting to try the recipe out ever since. So when a coworker asked to me to make some desserts for her daughters baby shower I knew I was going to try it out.

The recipe calls for 8 pre-made shell tarts but I decided it would be better to make one large tart, so I was off to Target to buy a tart pan!

I decided to make a graham cracker crust for the tart so I used THIS crust recipe because it's amazing! I made the crust and then baked it at 325 degrees for 5 minutes before filling it with the key lime mixture.

I talked to my friend after the shower and she said that she was sad because the whole tart was gone and she was hoping for leftovers! So I'm assuming that everyone enjoyed it!

Ingredients

½ cup fresh lime juice (3 to 4 limes)
4 teaspoons grated lime zest
4 egg yolks
1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
8 3” tart shells

Preparation

1. Remove the lime zest from whole limes
2. Cut the limes in half and squeeze out the juice being careful to not include any seeds.
3. Whisk the egg yolks and lime zest together in a bowl until tinted light green. This takes about 2 minutes. ** If it is not green enough for you, about a drop or 2 of green food coloring.
4. Beat in the milk, then juice and set aside at room temp till it thickens.
5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
6. Pour mixture into tart crusts, bake for 5 minutes until the center is set, but still wiggles when shaken.
7. Remove from the oven and cool to room temp.
8. Refrigerate for at least three hours until well chilled.
9. Serve with whipped cream topping and decorate with a lime wedge.

Whip Cream Recipe

1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a chilled mixing bowl and with chilled beaters, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until soft peaks form.




3 comments:

Kindra said...

That looks sooooo amazing! I wannna eat it right now!

Jen said...

mmmm, delicious. Make it again!

Shane and Ariel said...

Yummy Amber!