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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Key Lime Tart

When I first started this blog in 2011, I had come across a recipe for Lime Bars from Evil Shenanigans. I made the recipe and my kids, who usually don't like tart desserts, LOVED these bars so much we've made them several times since. In fact, my oldest daughter makes this recipe's that easy. 

I adjusted the recipe slightly by using Key limes, regular condensed milk instead of fat free and made it into a tart version instead of bars. If you love a slightly tart, but not overly sweet dessert, then you must try this Key Lime Tart immediately.  It's so creamy and refreshing!  

Key Lime Tart
Adapted slightly from Evil Shenanigans
Prep Time: 20 minutes                                          Yield: 16
Cook Time: 25 minutes                                          Serving: 1
Total Time: 45 minutes


For the Crust
  • 1 1/2 c. Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 6 tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • Key Lime, zest
For the Filling

  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 2-14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 c. Key Lime Juice
  1. Heat the oven to 350F.  
  2. Place the graham crackers, sugar, and lime zest in a food processor.  Pulse until the graham crackers are reduced to fine crumbs and the mixture is well combined.  Turn on the food processor and slowly stream in melted butter until all crumbs are coated.  Press crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of an 11" tart pan.  Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Once the crust is cooled, combine the egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk; mix well. 
  4. Stir in the lime juice and combine. It will begin to thicken slightly.  
  5. Pour the filling into the crust, making sure the filling reaches the edges. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set.
  6. Cool to room temperature, then chill for several hours or overnight.  Cut into slices with a sharp knife, wiping the knife clean with a damp cloth between cuts.  Store in the refrigerator.  

Nutrition Facts
Calories 268, Carbs 39g, Fat 10.5g, Protein 5.8g, Fiber 0g, Sugar 38.3g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.



  1. Sounds delicious, Carrie--I love sweetened condensed milk straight from the can ;) but I think I could share a few cans for this dessert.

  2. I do like desserts that are not sticky sweet and this looks so perfect for summer!

    1. I'm with you Anita...simple desserts call to me every time!

  3. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at Over at we are not photography expert snobs, we are just foodies, so pretty much all your pictures will get accepted.

  4. I might have to try substituting the Lime juice with Orange.
    Now obviously thats a whole different story but I am not sure if I can find lime at the local supermarket for the moment.

    1. Or you could also use fresh lemon juice and make it a lemon tart :)


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