Outside my window: Not a cloud in the sky. Temperature is in the high 70's. Turtles are sunning themselves while an otter swims around playing. Yes, I live in Florida. These are the days that I learn to appreciate. In between the windy, wet winter and before the hot-as-blazes, I-need-a-shower summer, there exists a week of perfection. And if the perfection of this Floridian week could be baked in a pie, it would be key lime.
I have definitely had my share of key lime pies but this recipe is among my top favorites. Including the crust, these tarts consist of a total of 6 ingredients. Yes, I did say tarts. Why would I go to the trouble to bake individual tarts when I could easy fit everything into one simple pie? Good question. Mr. F was nice enough to purchase these tart pans that I just HAD to have... and after 6 months of sitting in my cabinet, I finally put them to good use :) And they are cute.
As a gift from me to you, please enjoy some Florida sunshine.Key Lime Tarts (or Pie)
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. sugar
6 T. butter, melted
1/2 c. sour cream
3 c. sweetened condensed milk
3/4 c. key lime juice
Crust: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir well to combine. Grease tart shells or one 9" pie pan. Press mix in all sides of pan. In a 375 degree oven, bake shell for 6-7 minutes.
Filling: Combine sour cream, milk, and juice in a medium bowl . Pour into prepared tart shells or pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or till tiny bubbles appear on the surface. DO NOT BROWN.
Let tarts/pie cool to set.