Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Key Lime Tarts


Since I started blogging, I have often read about and longed to try key lime pie, but somehow, the right moment never came around. However, when I was going through my freezer this week, my piece of Loretta Sartori's "1,2,3" shortcrust dough jumped out at me, and I couldn't have imagined a better way to use it than to make key lime pie.

For convenience when sharing with the troops, I made little key lime tarts instead of one big pie (and made friends with my new pastry scraper).

Of course, I didn't have real key limes, just ordinary ones, but no matter - the filling in these tarts was amazing! I used this recipe from Nikki of Baking Bites for the filling, and just loved it. At first, I wondered how on earth the filling was going to set, but was surprised when it firmed up even before I refrigerated the tarts.



What else can I say - I adored these tangy yet creamy little tarts, which more than satisfied my citrus craving.

14 comments:

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Hey Lime Pie is awesome I agree! And these little tarts looks like heavenly, dainty morsels! :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

I love key lime! I am sure these were very much appreciated!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

What a lovely zesty start to the new year!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

They looks adorable and delicious, Cakelaw! Well done! Key Lime Pie (or tarts) are a favorite around here.

Maria said...

Pucker up yum! I love lime. the tarts look fabulous!

Maryann said...

I love key lime pie. Thanks for posting this :)

Emily said...

What a brilliant idea! And perfect for this time of year.

The Blonde Duck said...

My friend Libby would adore those! Yum!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Lorraine - I really liked these, a nice balance of tart and sweet.

Hi Gretchen - a good sign is that they all disappeared.

Hi Ghetti - Happy New Year!

Thanks Susan - I now know why they are a favourite!

Thanks Maria :)

Hi Maryann, glad you like 'em.

Thanks Emily - they are relatively light and breezy.

Hi Blonde Duck, a virtual tart for Libby from me ;)

Gloria said...

Cakelaw these look really awesome I love them!!!! Look so nice, and I love lima,lemon all. Gloria

Ivy said...

They sound perfect.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

These tartlets look delicious! I love lime...

Cheers,

Rosa

Cakelaw said...

Hi Gloria, I love citrus too.

Thanks Ivy.

Agreed Rosa - lime is wonderful.

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