Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mini Key Lime Tarts


Key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts!  I love how tart and fresh they are...perfect for an early spring treat.  My husband surprised me with these on Valentine's Day and I was definitely in love. 

Recipe {Our Best Bites}:
  • 10 mini graham cracker crusts* (available near the regular graham cracker crusts in the baking aisles)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • Around 1/2 c. lime juice. Fresh key lime juice is best, then regular lime juice, then bottled key lime juice.  Fresh limes are key.
  • 2 drops green food coloring (optional...we made these without the second time and they looked just as good}
Preheat oven to 350.  In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice.  Distribute evenly among the ten pie crusts and bake for 10-11 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool until they are room-temperature.  Then transfer to refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
We also topped ours with homemade whip cream.  I'm sure Cool Whip or similar works just as well.
I think a little lime zest on top would make the perfect topper...especially if you don't dye the filling.  These refreshing and zesty...and they're the perfect serving size.  

Hope you enjoy...Bon Appetit!

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47 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh and they are so cute Natasha! :)

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  2. These are so cute - key lime pie is my favorite summer treat - will have to try these soon!

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  3. Cute and delicious looking! Happy Tuesday, friend :)

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  4. These are so adorable! Well done.

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  5. These look so refreshing and delicious! Will be trying this recipe for sure!

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  6. These are darling and look so tasty! Anything in miniature is good with me!:)

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  7. Yum! I love key lime pie and it's my husband's absolute favorite dessert ~ individual pies might be just the ticket ;)

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  8. These are the cutest!!! I'm so saving these for later!

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  9. these look delish!!! I never crave key lime so it must be my pregnancy bc now I need one!

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  10. Holy Yummy!!! These are so darling!

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  11. I have some key limes right now. These tarts would be a perfect way to use the limes.

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  12. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try the recipe!

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  13. I love key lime pie - and love that these are mini versions even more! so cute that he surprised you with them! I'll be making these asap!

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  14. mmm..I can just taste the tartness in my mouth!

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  15. I'm going to have to try these - they look delish!

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  16. Key limes are popular this week! Another blog I read posted this recipe that looks just as good.

    http://www.eat8020.com/2012/02/20-key-lime-custard-with-white.html

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  17. Well aren't those just the *cutest*! I love the taste of lime, so these are a no-brainer LOVE (c:

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  18. I cannot wait to try these-so cute and delicious! Thanks again for your guest post-so much U amazing-ness! xo

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  19. Mmmm, I haven't had key lime pie in years but it sounds delish!

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  20. I just love Key Lime Pie, so I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. those look awesome!! you are looking great too!!

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  22. They look amazing...key lime is my favorite!!

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  23. Those look so perfect! Can you believe I've never tasted Key Lime anything? I hate limes so I'm afraid to try lol.

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  24. OK this is my most favorite dessert so naturally I am obliged to make these. Thanks for including the recipe, looks like the diet has to wait another day:)

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  25. These look delicious and refreshing! How sweet of your hubby to surprise you with them on Valentine's Day. Maybe I ought to surprise my hubby with these this week. He loves lime.

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  26. Yum - I love me some key lime! I think I need to make these soon.
    Thanks for linking up Natasha!

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  27. yum!!! these look amazing! and so adorable! the perfect portions! thanks for sharing :)

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  28. This is making me seriously question why I've never tried key lime pie ... adding that to the list of things to do this spring/summer!

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  29. These sound so refreshing! And they're so cute!

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  30. how cute are those! and they look delicious!
    xx

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  31. These look so good - and somewhat simple to make :) They'd be a hit at a dinner party!

    Thanks for another amazing recipe!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  32. One of my favs is key lime pie. These look so good and cute. I love mini desserts :)

    xo,
    Cher

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  33. If I could eat Key Lime Pie everyday, I would. It is my guiltiest of pleasures!

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  34. These will be made in my near future. Almost too cute to eat!

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  35. YUM!
    xAmy

    www.fivekindsofhappy.com

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  36. Oh my goodness how wonderful do these look! I think I just might have to make them for st. patty's day! xo

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  37. These are so cute! I've been seeing those mini graham cracker crusts at the store and have been dying for an excuse to buy them!

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  38. These look heavenly and in just the right amount! Thanks for sharing! x

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  39. I am not a big dessert eater but when I do eat them, this would be one of my options. Thanks for the recipe. Have to pin it!

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