Rating: 3.9 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 10 Ratings

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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Marty Baldwin

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
chill:
120 mins
cool:
60 mins
bake:
15 mins at 350°
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 slices
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Key Lime Tart

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare and roll out Baked Pastry Tart Shell; set aside.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • To serve, cut tart into wedges. Pipe Sweetened Whipped Cream onto each wedge.

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  • Makes 8 slices.

Nutrition Facts (Key Lime Tart)

330 calories; total fat 15g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 119mg; sodium 141mg; potassium 231mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 1g; sugar 0g; protein 7g; vitamin a 62RE; vitamin a 486IU; vitamin c 8mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 24mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 162mg; iron 1mg.

Baked Tart Pastry

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  • 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.

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Sweetened Whipped Cream

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  • 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).

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Reviews

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2017
Good recipe, but REAL KEY LIME, is not green, it's more yellow. I would never purchase a green one or make one.....this needs a picture that is more true to the pie.
Rating: Unrated
04/13/2013
I havn't made this recipe but as a Floridian I could not believe you would call a green pie a Key Lime Tart. Of course once I read the ingredients and saw it called for food coloring (optional) I realized while it may taste authentic... it certainly wouldn't look authentic. Maybe I'm being picky but I think you should change the picture and take the food coloring part out of the recipe. I think people won't bother with this recipe once they see the picture.