I have been baking and freezing like crazy for the upcoming shower that I am co-hosting for my future daughter-in-law July 23rd. I don't want to give too much away, but instead of one big cake, we are having mini desserts and of course, cupcakes. One of the cupcakes requested by the Bride-to -be is Key Lime Cupcake, which will be posted later. After I made the Mini Key Lime Cupcakes, I had some of the Key Lime Mixture left over. What to do with it? I certainly couldn't waste it, but I didn't have enough to make the Key Lime Pie, so I made Mini Key Lime Tarts with the graham cracker crust on the top, just perfect for my little ramekins. Now if you are are thinking, that the custard isn't green, well key limes are green on the outside, but not on the inside, and the juice isn't green. So if you have a piece of Key Lime pie and it's light green, food coloring has been added to it.
" Graham The recipe is easy peasy, I love that new term, especially for summer:), if you have the right ingredients. The main ingredient that you need is this, Nellie and Joe's Famous Key West Lime juice, available in may grocery stores, and specialty shops. The recipe is on the bottle. Besides the Key Lime Juice, all you need is 1can of sweetened condensed milk, 3 yolks, and a graham cracker crust, either pre-made or made from scratch. When I made my tarts, I baked them first in the ramekins, and just made a small amount of graham cracker crust in a small pie pan, ans crumbled it on top of my cooled tarts.so easy and delicious. There is also a dessert dip that you can make to be posted later.
Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Pie or Tarts
Pre-heat oven to 350degrees
9" graham cracker pie crust or individual ramekins
1-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks, no whites
1/2 c Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice, or the equivalent of fresh Key Lime juice
Combine,milk, egg yolks, and lime juice.Blend until smooth. Pour filling into a pie shell or ramekins that have been sprayed. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on rack 10 min. before refrigerating. Just before serving you can garnish pie with whipped cream and lime slices, or if you are making the upside down version, top with crumbled graham cracker crust. Enjoy! What is summer without Key Lime Pie!
I have not received any consideration or product the Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime juice, I just like the product, and have used it for many years.