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Easy Key Lime Pie Tassies

Enjoy one of your favorite desserts in individual portion sizes with these Key Lime Pie Tassies made with key limes in a graham cracker crust.

Enjoy one of your favorite desserts in individual portion sizes with these Key Lime Pie Tassies made with fresh key limes in a graham cracker crust.

The difference between a key lime versus regular green limes is that key limes are a hybrid citrus fruit.

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If you don’t have a key lime, you can also substitute with equal parts of regular limes and lemons.

What is the difference between a key lime and a regular lime?

Some of the major differences between the two types of limes are as follows:

  1. They’re smaller
  2. More acidic
  3. Contains more seeds
  4. Stronger aroma
  5. Lighter and thinner skin

Key Lime Pie Tassies made with fresh key limes in a graham cracker crust.

One of my FAVORITE desserts is key lime pie. Though I’m not a huge dessert person, I will grab a slice whenever we’re in Florida. Not everyone in my family cares for it though, which is why I made these Key Lime Pie Tassies.

Enjoy one of your favorite desserts in individual portion sizes with these Key Lime Pie Tassies made with fresh key limes in a graham cracker crust.Click to Tweet

Like I explained when I made these Blueberry Pie Tassies; a tassie means ‘a small cup’.  Basically, they’re small, individual cookies with a crust and filling.

In this case, I used a graham cracker crust and filling made with key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks.

To make these cookies you’ll also need a mini muffin pan and a mini tart shaper. It’s not necessary, but certainly makes it easier than using your fingers!

How do I make these Easy Key Lime Pie Tassies?

Start by combining graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and the zest from one lime; then mix well until crumbly. If they don’t stick together, add a bit more butter.

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Spray  your muffin tin with cooking spray or use a silicone muffin tin; then add approximately one tablespoon of the mixture in the muffin tin.

Form a “cup” with the tart shaper or fingers so that there are equal parts of the graham cracker mixture on the bottom and sides of the tin.

Place the pan in a preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the shells are baking, prepare the filling.

Combine egg yolks, key lime juice and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl and stir until smooth. Since I needed quite of bit of key lime juice, I used Nellie & Joe’s Key Lime Juice.

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Pour the batter into each tassie shell and fill it 3/4 of the way to the top; then place the pan back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. You may have a little extra filling leftover.

If you do have leftover filling, pour it into an oven safe ramekin and bake for about 10 minutes.  This is what I did and my kids ate the filling without a crust.

I’m not sure if I prefer eating Key Lime Pie Tassies or the regular pie version better as they both taste the same. FABULOUS!

Key Lime Pie Tassies made with fresh key limes in a graham cracker crust.

I’ll warn you. Making this dessert as individual portions can certainly be dangerous to the hips! Yes, you CAN eat just one, but who would want to?

These Key Lime Pie Tassies were so easy to make too. Top them with whipped cream or a little fresh lime zest. They also make a great dessert when hosting a crowd too! ~Enjoy!

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Key Lime Pie Tassies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
 

Enjoy one of your favorite desserts in individual portion sizes with these Key Lime Pie Tassies made with fresh key limes in a graham cracker crust.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, key lime pie, key limes, tassies
Servings: 24
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
For the Crust
For the Filling
Instructions
For the Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and the zest from the lime in a bowl until it's crumbly. (If it doesn't stick together, add a bit more melted butter.)

  3. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray and add approximately one tablespoon of the mixture in the muffin tin. Using your fingers or the mini tart shaper, form a "cup" so that there are equal parts of the graham cracker mixture on the bottom and sides of the tin.

  4. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes; then remove for filling.  

For the Filling
  1. While the shells are baking, prepare the filling by combining egg yolks, key lime juice and sweetened condensed milk. 

  2. Pour the batter into each tassie shell and fill it 3/4 of the way to the top; then place the pan back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. You may have a little extra filling leftover.

Recipe Notes

*Serve as-is, top with whipped cream or sprinkle some fresh lime zest on top.

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