Friday, June 26, 2009

Key Lime Blackberry Tart

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Key lime anything makes me feel like summer all over. It's fresca and yummy and tart and I LOVE IT!! Instead of going full-on pie with whip cream, etc...I thought of how delish this filling would be topped with sugar-tumbled blackberries. Yup, it rocked.
I don't know if just assembling what is pretty much a key lime pie in a tart pan is what makes it a tart, but in this case, it does for me! I highly recommend you try this ASAP~ it's a perfect summery desert, especially after dinner featuring a GLORIOUS SALAD and grilled goodness!!

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Serves 12-14
20-30 key limes (about 3/4 c juice)
1 1/2 T zest
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp sugar


1 1/4 c crushed graham cracker
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 T sugar 1 T brown sugar

2 pt fresh black berries
1 key lime for garnish

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease a tart pan and , mix the crumbs, sugars and butter in a bowl, evenly moistening the crumbs and sugar. Press the graham cracker crust into the tart pan & bake 8 minutes...let cool. You can also just buy a crust, but I like a super thick crust and it always tastes best when you make it fresh!!
Mix the lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, lime zest, sour cream and sugar in a medium bowl with a hand mixer (or stand mixer with whisk attachment).
Pour key lime filling into cooled pie crust. Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes, but don't let the top brown at all. Cool to room temp, then place some plastic wrap over the top so it doesn't form a skin, refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until chilled thoroughly.
Toss the blackberries with a few teaspoons of sugar in a medium bowl, and pour over chilled tart.

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5 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Super duper pretty! It just screams summer!

Rose at The Bite Me Kitchen said...

Nicely done Beth!! Sounds much better with the blackberries than all the sweet whipped topping that's usually on Key Lime Pie :)

Katie said...

WHOA!! What a GREAT idea!! I just made a key lime pie, but I LOVE the addition of the blackberries! lime + blackberry are amazing together. And I love the idea of adding sour cream!!! I never thought of that, but it's just ingenious! :)

Beth G. said...

It's a super yummy combo! I am now realizing that it was inspired by a cocktail I made that I should post as a follow up to this...vodka + club soda + the juice of 1 lime wedge + muddled lime wedge + floating blackberries (and a squished blackberry for flavor!) HAPPY HOUR ANYONE?!

Keri said...

This looks amazing-- both delicious and beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!!!