Prep 45 mins
Cook 4 hrs
This cool, refreshing treat from the King Arthur Flour Baker's Catalogue is a wonderful addition to any summer table. The combination of flavors in this tart is sublime, and I highly recommend making your own crust. Don't be put off by all the ingredients--the tart comes together pretty quickly, and you can whip up the the berry topping just before serving. Cook time includes cooling time.
- 1 1⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 5 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1⁄3 cup key lime juice
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups fresh blueberries
- 1⁄2 cup water or 1⁄2 cup fruit juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- TO MAKE THE CRUST:.
- Mix the ingredients and press them into a 9" removable bottom tart pan or 9" pie plate. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Place on a rack to cool. Reduce the oven heat to 325°F.
- TO MAKE THE FILLING:.
- Whisk together the the egg yolks, condensed milk, and lime juice and zest until well blended; the mixture will thicken almost immediately. Pour into the crust and bake for 18-20 minutes, till just set. Remove from the oven, and cool at room temperature for several hours before topping.
- TO MAKE THE TOPPING:.
- Rinse the berries, and set aside all but 3/4 cup to dry. Stir together the water or fruit juice, salt, lime juice, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium-sized saucepan set over medium heat, cooking till the sugar has dissolved. Add the 3/4 cup berries, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, pour over the reserved beries and spoon onto the cooled tart.
- Chill for several hours.
My mom made this recipe for a meeting at her house and everyone asked for the recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving and it is really wonderful and easy to prepare.
I didn't have key lime juice, so I used lemon juice and lemon peel and it turned out great.
This was just as creamy and fruity as I imagined. This got put together faster than I expected: make a crust, stir the filling, and a quick boil for the fruit. Thanks Chiclet, for posting. Roxygirl