Lime Tart

Lime Tart

I found myself with an excess of limes from the Foodarama sale, so I decided to come up with a dessert to snack on for the week. One of my most favorite desserts is lemon mousse, made by making a lemon curd and folding it into whipped cream. I decided to make a lime curd and do the same, except to put it in a graham cracker tart crust a la Key Lime Pie. Key Lime Pie has been a favorite since childhood. I remember going to the restaurant at the top of the Hyatt in Baltimore whenever I made straight A's on my report card. I always got crabcakes and Key Lime Pie. C thought this was "too limey," ut I thought it was perfectly limey. If you aren't a fan of tart desserts, reduce the lime juice to 1/2 cup.

Ingredients

  • I found myself with an excess of limes from the Foodarama sale, so I decided to come up with a dessert to snack on for the week. One of my most favorite desserts is lemon mousse, made by making a lemon curd and folding it into whipped cream. I decided to make a lime curd and do the same, except to put it in a graham cracker tart crust a la Key Lime Pie. Key Lime Pie has been a favorite since childhood. I remember going to the restaurant at the top of the Hyatt in Baltimore whenever I made straight A's on my report card. I always got crabcakes and Key Lime Pie. C thought this was "too limey," ut I thought it was perfectly limey. If you aren't a fan of tart desserts, reduce the lime juice to 1/2 cup.
  • Lime Tart
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup lime juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Whisk in the sugar, lime juice, salt and eggs. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly for 10-15 minutes, until the curd has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Cool for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
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