Sunday, May 8, 2011

Key Lime Tarts

Happy Mother's Day!!! Today at church, the speaker held up a sign that said MOM. Then she flipped it upside down to have it say WOW. She talked about all the women in her life that make her go, "WOW!" It made me think of the women in my life. My own mother, who looking back, I realize how special she was. Now I know what a sacrifice it is to make time for your little ones. She was so good at this. Seriously, I remember whole days of her playing board games with us. And I remember her reading to us nightly. I can list the novels we read aloud to this day. Time...the best thing she could ever have given me.

Then, there are my friends, the women around me. All of them truly trying every day to be the perfect wife, mother, daughter of God. WOW!

My sistas...loyal to a fault. One is a mother. ALWAYS talking about her children and how she can do better. One is a teacher who loves her students like they are hers. One is single who is becoming a woman who can love deeper than most.

At my tea party (my last two posts) , I had art of mothers and quotes about mothers in frames throughout the rooms... One said, "Live a joyful life with your children. Someday you will treasure these moments like precious gems gleaming with the luster of years well spent." I am in it NOW. It is great to have Mother's Day to remember how special and important my little job with my boys is.

My boys sure did love these tarts. They squirted whipped cream on them and devoured them. My tarts didn't turn out looking like the picture of perfection...spray your tart pans a little more than I did...but MAN...they were yummy!!

Key Lime Tarts
Source: Martha Stewart

Throw the following ingredients into your cart...

9 to 10 graham crackers (crushed) (put them in a ziplock bag and have your kiddos go to town on it)

2 Tab. plus 1/2 cup sugar
4 Tab. butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 large egg yolks
Pinch salt

Put your apron on and get busy...

Preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Crush your graham crackers into fine crumbs. You could use a food processor. Add butter and 2 Tab. sugar and combine. Press into bottom and sides of tart pans. Mine made about 25 small tarts. Spray pans well. I lightly sprayed mine and my tarts still had a hard time sliding out. Next time...I will spray them heavily. Bake a 9 inch crust for about 10 minutes or my little ones baked for about 5 minutes. (until crust is fragrant) Remove from oven to add inside.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine milk, lime juice, egg yolks, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into each crust leaving 1/8 inch at the top. Return to oven and bake until filling is set. A 9 inch crust for about 20 minutes, my little ones took about 15 minutes.

Cool completely. Serve chilled.

1 comment:

  1. The tarts sound amazing! Another bookmarked. Great the mom/wow card.


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