Key Lime Tart

Key limes are golf-ball size citrus fruits with thin skins and plenty of juice. They add the telltale zing to this easy tart recipe.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Yields: 8 slices
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
  • Cool: 1 hr
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Key Lime Tart
recipe recipe Baked Pastry Tart Shell (see recipe below)
14 ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
cup lime juice (10 to 12 Key limes or 4 to 6 Persian limes) or bottled Key lime juice
Few drops green food coloring (optional)
Sweetened Whipped Cream (see recipe below)
  1. Prepare and roll out Baked Pastry Tart Shell; set aside.
  2. For filling, in a medium bowl beat egg yolks with a wire whisk or fork. Gradually whisk or stir in sweetened condensed milk; add lime peel, lime juice, and, if desired, food coloring. Mix well (mixture will thicken slightly).
  3. Spoon thickened filling into Baked Pastry Tart Shell. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill 2 to 3 hours before serving; cover for longer storage.
  4. To serve, cut tart into wedges. Pipe Sweetened Whipped Cream onto each wedge.
  5. Makes 8 slices.
Sweetened Whipped Cream
cup whipping cream
tablespoons sugar
teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a chilled mixing bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).
Baked Tart Pastry
1 1/4
teaspoon salt
cup shortening
tablespoons cold water
  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened (4 to 5 tablespoons cold water total). Form dough into a ball.
Nutrition Facts (Key Lime Tart)
    Per serving:
  • 330 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 119 mg chol.,
  • 141 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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