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Key Lime Tart

Creamy, sweet, and tangy with a perfect graham cracker crust - this Key Lime Tart is everything you want in a spring dessert!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Tart
Keyword: Dessert, Key Lime, Tart
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Filling

  • 10 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 key limes, zested (or 1 regular lime)
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice*

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp Dixie Crystals confectioners sugar
  • 1 lime**, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup raspberries, for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325F. Mix the graham crumbs and sugar, and them stir in the melted butter until moistened. Press into a the base and up the sides of a 9 1/2 - 10" loose bottomed tart pan. Carefully*** place in oven and bake for 10 min. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl of a standup mixer whisk the egg yolks and then add the condensed milk. Whisk for 3 minutes. Add in the juice and lime zest and continue to beat for an additional 3 min. Pour the filling into the cooled crust. Place on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 15 min. Let cool completely and then chill for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Add in the juice and lime zest and continue to beat for an additional 3 minutes. Pour the filling into the cooled crust. Place on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 15 min. Allow to cool completely and then chill for 3 hours, or overnight.
  • To make the whipped topping, add the whipping cream to the bowl of your stand mixer, with the whisk attachment and beat until soft peaks. Add in the confectioner's sugar and mix unti just combined.  Serve the key lime tart with whipped cream, lime zest and slices, and rasperries for a gorgeous presentation!

Notes

*You can squeeze about 20 of the little darlin's to get this amount, or buy it already squeezed at the grocery store and save yourself that part!
**I zested the lime before slicing and used both the zest and the slices for decoration
***BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU PICK UP THE PAN AND DON'T FORGET THE BOTTOM IS LOOSE. THIS WILL RESULT IN A NEAR PANIC ATTACK AND HALF YOUR GRAHAM CRAKER CRUST ON THE GROUND. Not that I would know from experience or anything. 
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