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Key Lime Tart

key-lime-tart-revisedUnlike my darling husband who thinks it’s not dessert unless there’s chocolate in it, I love to sweet, tanginess of something citrus after a big meal.  It was always a toss up in our house between who made the better lemon meringue pie – Grandma or Nona (our great aunt).  This recipe is a tribute to them, with a twist of my own.  I look my favorite tart dough recipe, flopped some key lime curd on top and then whisked up (literally) the egg whites for their killer meringue.

Key Lime Meringue Tart

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 to 5 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:
5 teaspoons lime zest
1/2 cup fresh squeezed key lime juice
4 egg yolks
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk

For the meringue:
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

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