Super Simple Key Lime Tarts

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by David Hawkins

This is a simple recipe for a desert that I learned as a cook about 25 years ago. The real trick here is balancing the juice and not being too generous when filling tarts.


  1. Zest 1 or 2 limes. If you don't have a zester, I suggest using a cheese grater. (Zesting is roughing up the skin of a fruit like lime, lemon or orange so that you have small strips or shreds about the size of coarse pepper).
  2. Fluff the brown sugar mixture with the lime zest, coating the zest with the brown sugar.
  3. Juice the limes and put juice in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add the condensed milk to the juice and mix well (by hand is fine, you don't need mixers or anything).
  5. Take well combined ingredients and pour into tarts.
  6. Sprinkle the zest and brown sugar mixture over the tarts.
  7. Chill for at least an hour.
  8. Serve!

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