what is a good recipe for key lime pie

I recently spent some time escaping the winter in Palm Desert and came across a new favorite restaurant,  Wilma & Frienda. While the focus is on comfort food with a twist – favorite childhood dishes with a grownup angle to them, they are really known for their pastries. And evidently, best known for their Key Lime Tart which I am happy to share with you.

I actually went home and baked the tart just to make sure it could be easily done and was delicious… and it was!

what is an easy and delicious key lime tart recipe

This key lime tart recipe tastes as good as it looks.

Wilma & Frieda’s Key Lime Tart Recipe

You will need a 10″ tart pan with a removable bottom.

Serves 10

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Filling

  • 3 ounces egg yolks (approximately 8 yolks)
  • ½ cup Key Lime juice
  • 1 T. lime zest
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • Whipped cream and lime zest for garnish

what is an easy and delicious key lime tart recipe

Instructions

Crust

  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix well and press firmly into the bottom of a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  • Bake crust in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Filling

  • While crust is baking prepare filling.
  • Whisk together egg yolks, lime juice, lime zest, and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. NOTE: if using regular lime juice instead of key lime juice, add lemon juice.what are the ingredients in a key lime tart recipe
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour into baked crust.

Finish

  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 19-25 minutes.
  • Center of filling should be set and jiggle a little.
  • Chill tart.is it easy to make a key lime tart recipe
  • Serve with a side of sweetened vanilla whipped cream or top the tart with dollops of whipped cream.
  • Use zest from one lime to decorate the whipped cream.

Enjoy!

Wilma & Frieda’s Key Lime Tart Recipe

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Filling

  • 3 ounces egg yolks approximately 8 yolks
  • ½ cup Key Lime juice
  • 1 T. lime zest
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice optional
  • Whipped cream and lime zest for garnish

Instructions

Crust

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Mix well and press firmly into the bottom of a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  3. Bake crust in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Filling

  1. While crust is baking prepare filling.
  2. Whisk together egg yolks, lime juice, lime zest, and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. NOTE: if using regular lime juice instead of key lime juice, add lemon juice.
  3. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour into baked crust.

Finish

  1. Bake in 350 degree oven for 19-25 minutes.
  2. Center of filling should be set and jiggle a little.
  3. Chill tart.
  4. Serve with a side of sweetened vanilla whipped cream or top the tart with dollops of whipped cream.
  5. Use zest from one lime to decorate the whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

You will need a 10" tart pan with a removable bottom. Serves 10

Kathy was a business owner for many years. Specializing in the field of orthopedic joint replacement, her time was spent in the operating room and conducting training programs throughout the United States. Since moving to the midwest with her corporate husband, she divides her time between caring for Brandy, their 4-legged family member, cooking from scratch, and searching out exceptional undiscovered restaurants both at home and wherever their travels take them. She also creates greeting cards that are sold around the world. Kathy discovered her love of writing while in college and has begun using it as a way to share her travel experiences and the restaurants she seeks out along the way.

Kathy, her husband, and Brandy currently live in Nebraska.