Key Lime Tartlets

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Key Lime Tartlets

March 14
It’s been labeled Pi Day.

Well, mathematicians are calling it Pi day. You know that number, represented by the cute symbol, that never ends, that they wanted you to memorize in school and then use in math problems. That number that most of us have never used since our days in math class.  3.141592653 blah, blah, blah.

For foodies, Pi Day is just a great reason to make and eat Pie. Pie Day. It works for me.

I made this Key Lime Pound Cake last week. It was delicious. Almost like eating a Key Lime Pie but in cake form. But what to do with the rest of the Key Lime Juice? Duh, make pie of course. You know I’m not a fan of full size pies. I like individual servings of my treats. Part portion control (I’d just slice a full size pie into five slices and be done with it) and it’s just easier to serve, eat, and give away the leftovers.

Key Lime Pie is so fast and easy to make, just whip your ingredients together, pour into pie crust, bake, refrigerate, then a dollop of whip cream and tada! Grab your fork and dig in. People will think you are a genius.


Key Lime Tartlets

Yield: 8 tarts


  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 8 mini graham cracker crusts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together egg yolks, lime juice and milk till smooth and creamy. Pour into crusts set on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes.. Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before transferring to refrigerator to completely set, about 2 hours. Just before serving top with freshly whipped cream.


Looking for other Pie ideas for Pi day?

I’m sharing at some of these great parties and I’m partying at the Pi Day Pie Party at Crazy for Crust today. Come party with us!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Yummy !!

  2. Super delish Joan! Thanks so much for partying with me! :)

  3. Mr. Picky Eater’s favorite pie is Key Lime Pie. I have never made one for fear I would screw it up so badly he would never eat another. I am going to make these little tartlets!

  4. Wow Joan – they all look mighty tasty!

  5. Oh wow!! This looks soooooooo yummy!

  6. I love key lime and these are so cute!

  7. Your tartlets look absolutely gorgeous! They sound totally delicious too!

  8. Happy Belated Pie Day! Can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with Key lime!

  9. YUM! I love Key Lime Pie, definitely one of my favorites!

  10. I adore Key Lime! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  11. Yum! I just picked up a bag of Key limes-you’re inspiring me with all this deliciousness 😉

  12. What a stunning tartlet! I bet they just melted in your mouth.

  13. I love key lime and oh my goodness a fried lemon pie too?! GOSH!!

  14. I love that you don’t use artificial coloring to make them fake green. They look delicious!

  15. I’m a key lime dessert kind of person. I need to make this for my kids because they would be thrilled!

  16. Looks yum! I will be passing on your recipe to my son who does all our baking!

  17. All those pies look sooo good Joan! I love citrus flavors and berries and can always eat them!

  18. I am loving everything over here! So citrus-y. :)

    Key lime pie is a favorite of mine but portion control is difficult. So I love these!


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