With February almost over, I’ve really started day dreaming about spring weather, sunshine, bluebonnets, and Jimmy Buffett. The Jimmy Buffett concert is always right in the middle of spring, before summer starts, and is one of my favorite events of the year.
Yes I’m a Parrothead. I actually thought about dragging my bridesmaids and friends to the nearest Margaritaville for my bachelorette party, but decided that might be a little too much for everyone. I could change my mind though…
Anyway, because I’ve been feeling a little under the weather I decided to bring in a taste of spring yesterday. How did I do that? With mini key-lime tarts.
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of key lime pie. I can eat it if it is covered in a good meringue and has a nice pie crust, but usually it isn’t my thing. I’m not quite sure what got into me when I made these, but I have to admit, I love them.
Just the right amount of lime as well as a sweet kiwi topping makes these tarts pretty close to perfect. And using the phyllo premade tarts meant they took about 15 minutes to make, including bake time. You can’t beat that.
Mini Key Lime Tarts
2 packages Mini Phyllo tarts
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice, plus zest from one lime
2 tbsp powdered sugar
4 egg yolks
2 kiwis chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add in sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, sugar, and lime zest. Whisk together.
Pour batter into mini tarts. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until custard has set. While baking, chop kiwi. Garnish each tart with fresh kiwi after they have cooled.
So cute and so easy! If these don’t get you into the spring spirit, then I don’t know what will. I’m literally counting the days until sunny, warm 90 degree days are upon us.
Until then, you can find me quietly singing Cheeseburger in Paradise in my cube at work.
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